This below posts notes a Democrat that is not so thrilled spitless about government run health care. That he is a pawn for the insurance companies is no sigh of relief though -- as they are also contributing to the health care problems we face today.
The money being poured into saddling us with a government run socialized health care will easily rival. if not far outpace, that of the lobbyists against it. But notice "In the bag for Obama" MSNBC (Mao's Socialist Network for Boosting Communism), notes nothing about the socialist forces and funds from the progressive left influencing those supporting socialized hellth care...
From Open Secrets --
How large of a role do campaign contributions play when it comes time to vote on controversial legislation? That's the question that MSNBC's David Shuster poised to Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) Monday night. Citing data from the Center for Responsive Politics, the report noted that Carper has collected $223,460 from all types of insurers since 2005, and $122,870 from the pharmaceutical and health products
Carper, like many in the health industry, prefers that a government-backed health insurance plan be offered only as a back-up measure to private insurance. Moreover, our latest health care money analysis, part of our series on health care reform, shows that the Delaware Democrat has raised $238,460 from health insurers alone since 2000, and $341,464 from pharmaceutical companies.
"Why shouldn't people believe that your decision to say a public option as a back-up plan," Shuster asked, "why shouldn't people believe that it's been influenced by the money you've gotten from insurance companies and from pharmaceutical [companies], who don't want a public option at all or as a back-up plan as a worse case scenario?"
Carper denied any conflict of interest. "The most effective lobbyists for me in everything I've ever done are actually people from Delaware," he said.
The broadcast also touched on a Washington Post article, which examines former government staffers and retired members of Congress who have gone through the revolving door of influence to become part of the health industry's $1.4 million-a-day lobbying effort on health care. As we noted earlier, that piece, too, used CRP data.
For me, and hopefully the rest of our country - if their smart, should be against socialized health care. If you think the private insurance companies are a pain -- how well do you think the red tape of government will make it any better?
The issues plaguing the post office, an ineffective, failure to change with the times, government subsidized service that is in the first steps of failure & going broke -- will define our new hellth care.