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Baucus's shocking comment

April 23, 2013

It was certainly a bit shocking last week to hear Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., describe the ongoing implementation of the nation’s new health care bill as a “train wreck....

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locomotive

May-02-13 12:19 PM

At least the GOP didn't vote to "mandate" buying insurance. That's a choice I don't get to make any longer. We've paid 100% of our healthcare needs for years, with no insurance, as it was too expensive.

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centerfield

Apr-25-13 12:36 PM

Nothing will change until we get a Supreme court that makes decisions based on the law and not their political views. Nothing will change until corporations become delisted from the people category. McConnell is so afraid of the tea party, he probably has his shorts full of brown all the time. Plus, his behavior and views are accepted by the far right, so why should he change. Will I take the old guard without the money verses the wild, nutty rookies who jeopardize our credit rating, give gifts to the rich, take food and services from the poor, and believe they are doing a service to the country. Yep, I would. Their decisions will continue to destroy the country.

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Worldview

Apr-25-13 12:08 PM

Centerfield - Term Limits? Yes Ted Cruz is an idiot. But does McConnell and Reid suit you? I would like to see a congress that is a bit more desiring of doing the best they can for their voters. Not the Guys who provide the multimillion dollar campaign contributions. Long time congressional folks will always have more of them, and it skewers good decisions that would otherwise not be based on your dollar contribution for your reelection. Looking for folks who care, and money corrupts, absolutely. Comment? THanks

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locomotive

Apr-24-13 4:07 PM

MT politics look an awful lot like ND politics.

Conrad, Dorgan and Pomeroy all served in state office before going national, as did Hoeven, Heitkamp and Cramer.

Name recognition works.

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locomotive

Apr-24-13 4:05 PM

Here's something Shakespearean in regards to billdoesnt telling us we're all going to kick the bucket some time....

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage

And then is heard no more: it is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing."

Looking forward to Obamacare myself...not.

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centerfield

Apr-24-13 3:48 PM

You know nothing about Montana politics. It was time for Baucus to go but it was politically the time. Schweitzer was very popular and he will still be when he wins in a year and a half. Had Baucus run, it would have been eight years of political separation for Schweitzer. So, out with Max and in with Brian. Now, lets stretch this out. A democratic governor is now also in office and he will serve two terms. Testor will run one more time and he will retire after 18 years. Then, guess what? The ex-governor will sit for two years and run for Testor's seat, which he will win. As to the health care, I will take it. After years of giving billions of dollars to the pharma's and health insurance companies, it is about time. What do you think all the money is being spent on by the industry. Their golden cow is about the be taken out. More money for the republicans and more fighting health care.

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centerfield

Apr-24-13 3:41 PM

But, in the end, the Republicans did little or nothing but blame others. It is almost as if the lack of WMD's in Iraq was someone elses fault. Get real and look at the stupidity of the REpublican party. Now, as to term limits. Nope, don't want them. We had better legislation with the good old boys. At least when they are scared out of their short of the right wing/tea party candidates. Is there any more ignorant of the process than Senator Cruz of Texas? The new people in the house have no idea of how a government runs. A prime example was the holdout on the Debt ceiling when it was expenditures that they had already made. What did the US get? A lower credit rating. Thanks bunches to the ignorant rookie republican house members and their veteran leadership who don't have the kahones to lead. We have had five years of obstruction and finger pointing from the right wing. We are getting no where and if the wingers keep it up, they will truly not exist.

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centerfield

Apr-24-13 3:33 PM

Is there anyone on the blog who clings to the Rush Limbaugh, Fox news, talking points more than billdoesn'tevergetit? Well, other than Dusty. All of the western civilized nations have government health care and it costs are almost half of what the US spends. Their health rating and longevity ratings are far superior to the US. But, billdoesnt will rant on about health care and the process without knowing what he is talking about. I am surprise you did not bring up death panels or Acorn. The Republicans for five years have done nothing in congress. They have stated repeatedly on EVERY issue that they want their program only. It did not matter whether it was a tax issue, health care, medicare, social security, or whatever. There are almost four hundred amendments/inserts to the health bill directly from the REpublican party. In addition, they spent month/months/months of private debate on the issue. They spent one full day on television discussing the issue.

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Worldview

Apr-24-13 12:30 PM

Not Bill Garr?

""""One thing that really please me today is the fact that every person on the blogs will GET OLD or Die trying.

That means everyone who likes Obamacare will get to go thru the medicare process and the boards descsions as to when they have spent enough on you and you are no longer of value."""

Dude - I made a mistake. With diarrhea like this we cannot have a conversation. Sorry, but my mistake.

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Worldview

Apr-24-13 12:26 PM

billldoesntgetit: Not Bill Garr - I am glad we reached a consensus on term limits, if Nothing Else.

I would rather pursue areas of agreement than areas of disagreement. Small consolation but more important than a total disagreement is what I would like to think.

2 terms for Senators, 3 for Congressmen? What Say?

Thanks for your answer. Lets enlarge the conversation to the areas we agree and see if we can motivate our fellow folks towards those areas where we can find agreement. tks

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Worldview

Apr-24-13 11:57 AM

Is that like the 80 to 90 percent who think we should be doing background gun sales on gun shows and interne/and classified the same as at the store? You know - fairness to the brick and mortar guys.

Oh - and do you Think Term Limits is a good idea? Earlier question I know but you being an astute observer of politics I figured you had a thought even though you did not answer earlier?

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ProgressiveLiberal

Apr-24-13 11:29 AM

Republicans don't think anything was wrong with how healthcare was, didn’t think that anything needed to be fixed and didn't have any suggestions on how to control the spiraling cost of healthcare.

They still have absolutely no idea.

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Worldview

Apr-24-13 8:36 AM

The old death panels. Love nostalgia..

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Worldview

Apr-24-13 8:32 AM

Not sure on that one, and am skeptical of its accuracy. However ACA is not ready for prime time, if that is your question.. Only problem is no one is working together to resolve. The republicans are only working to defund, not make it right or better. In my opinion they could resolve this if they were not as concerened about thier next election or thier next corporate or rich man donation for it..

Do you agree?

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Worldview

Apr-24-13 8:22 AM

Love it billldoesntgetit - Closet Humanitarian who as an idea the system is down.

P.S. - Did you notice I not call you lib, dem, left winger etc..

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Worldview

Apr-24-13 8:17 AM

billldoesntgetit - Thanks not Bill Garr - Appreciate you proposing more fixes to a broken sytem.

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Worldview

Apr-24-13 7:58 AM

Simple answer boys and girls.

Provide basic health care to each "citizen" of the USA. You want a better basic policy, you are welcome to purchase or if your employer or you can afford a better policy, than please do.

If your child is sick, and you cannot afford the bill you may appreciate it being available, as the Last thing you want is worry about the Heating bill or your health expenses for your loved ones..

Godly, Humane, and a lot better for society than being able to buy a 50 cal automatic with a 100 shot clip without anyone knowing. Good that, if you have something to hide.

Easy to pay for too. Just ask Mitt Romney, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Max Baucus to pay a little more than 14 % taxes like most folks who are in the 150,000 plus category who already pay more than that, but do not have thier legislatures ear.

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socialismsucks

Apr-24-13 5:12 AM

uh oh - time for the regime and the left to trash max since he deviated from the party line and spoke his own mind.

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centerfield

Apr-24-13 2:23 AM

The last candidate for the Repubs in Montana got whipped by a farmer fairly handily. Montana Republicans don't have anyone. The had a Democratic Governor (Schweitzer) for two terms and replaced him with another Democrat. Bacus will retire to his villa in France. He is hugely rich and he bows out, Schweitzer moves in. End of story. Bacus had tons of money and would have walked through the election.

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Missy1

Apr-23-13 11:42 PM

Rajii Believe it. No Major Health Care anything. Yes, they have tried to kick us off. I won't let them. I pay my bill ahead of time. A contract is a Contract. I will fight until they force me to take Obama Care. And then Dead is dead. Thank You for the info.

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Missy1

Apr-23-13 11:00 PM

rajii. Where is that exact info. Please tell me. You sound so sure sure of yourself.

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Missy1

Apr-23-13 10:55 PM

Also I guess my rates raise due to the fact, people do not pay their very own bills. Try be responsible for once. Well their parents were not, why should their children. You learn by example, so many are losers.

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Missy1

Apr-23-13 10:46 PM

By the way, on a dinosaur plan. 100.00 deductable. 500.00 Major. Imagine that. Since the 1970's.

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Missy1

Apr-23-13 10:34 PM

Obama may have maxed out his welcome. And with my Health care, guessing does not work. So if your friend is guessing, do not need his advice. I want the truth. Hard to come by these days.

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Missy1

Apr-23-13 8:32 PM

rajii, I predict, you will be dead before Bankruptcy gets you. Then they get their estate tax.

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