Who's owned by the insurance industry?http://www.democraticunderground.com...ss=389x7787932
cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Wed Feb-24-10 06:12 PM
Congressman Weiner on Kos:The Republican Party is a wholly owned subsidiary
The Republican Party is a wholly owned subsidiary of the insurance industry.
Thatís what I said on the House floor this afternoon.
The Republicans squealed like pigs and immediately demanded that my words be ďtaken downĒ as they say in the House. But they canít say itís not true.( Oh yea? DU says you're lying.).
You can see the whole thing over at Firedoglake.
Iíve been saying all along - we have to stop making concession after concession to win Republican votes. We havenít won over a single person from the other side.
Thatís why Iím sure the Republicans wonít bring any real ideas for reform.
But just in case the Republicans thought they could tap dance their way through the summit without getting called on their baloney, Iím going to be live-blogging all day on Daily Kos starting at 10am.
Itís a chance for supporters of the public option to make our voices heard. If you like what you hear, then I hope youíll join my fight by sending a few bucks my way on ActBlue.
amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Response to Reply #1
4. $19.4 million in prez campaign donations from health corporations,
according to open secrets:
Health Sector Totals to Candidates
Display: Select a Sector Agribusiness Communications/Electronics Construction Defense Energy/Natural Resources Finance/Insurance/Real Estate Health Lawyers & Lobbyists Transportation Misc Business Labor Ideology/Single-Issue Other
Total to these candidates: $41,912,484
(Dems 66.7% and Repubs 33.1%)
Obama, Barack $19,462,986
McCain, John $7,389,547
Clinton, Hillary $6,397,849
Romney, Mitt $2,283,350
Giuliani, Rudy $2,075,197
Paul, Ron $828,483
Richardson, Bill $778,170
Edwards, John $587,941
Thompson, Fred $537,429
Huckabee, Mike $491,202
Dodd, Chris $339,850
Biden, Joe $283,880
Brownback, Sam $108,580
Thompson, Tommy $67,811
Nader, Ralph $62,251