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  1. #1 The Plain Truth About Who Owns the Democratic Party 
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    It's unlikely that Howard Dean intended to expose one of his party's greatest weaknesses in August 2009 when he explained why Obamacare could not include a tort reform provision that experts said could save up to $400 billion in health care costs.Speaking at a Northern Virginia town hall meeting, the former Democratic presidential candidate and Democratic National Committee chairman stunned many in the nation's capitol with these unexpected words:

    "Here's why tort reform is not in the bill. When you go to pass a really enormous bill like that, the more stuff you put into it, the more enemies you make. And the reason the tort reform is not in the bill is because the people who wrote it did not want to take on the trial lawyers in addition to everyone else they were taking on and that is the plain and simple truth."
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    Tort reforms that put limits on such unrestrained class-action medical lawsuits by trial lawyers would save $40 billion annually, and up to $400 billion over a decade.
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    But President Obama and his Democratic congressional allies in the 111th Congress dared not alienate the Big Lawyers special interest of class-action trial attorneys. The lawyers and three other special interests - Big Labor union leaders, Big Green environmentalists, and Big Insiders with billions of dollars in personal wealth and foundation grants -- together essentially dictate what Democrats can and cannot support on many key public policy issues.

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    This is who owns the Democratic Party:
    The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
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    same people who own the Republican party
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    same people who own the Republican party

    Oil companies, defense contractors, the NRA and FOX?
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    Yep. Wall Street big wigs, banking executives, corporate media elites, captains of industry as well
    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    I thought Jon Stewart (not his birth name) owned the Dems???

    When I was a kid, we were the United States of America, Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. Now, we're America, Land of the Sheep and Home of the Naïve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixierat View Post
    I thought Jon Stewart owned the Dems???

    No. He pwned them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    Yep. Wall Street big wigsl
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    Tort reforms that put limits on such unrestrained class-action medical lawsuits by trial lawyers would save $40 billion annually, and up to $400 billion over a decade.
    This is a habit of politicians and media for a while now- quoting figures expressed over long periods of time. I guess it's to make a more dramatic statement, but it can be quite deceptive. When congressmen complain that this or that is going to cost $20 milion you always have to check to see if that's per year or over a hundred year span. They have made extensive use of this drama in the healthcare debate.
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