Max Baucus (D-MT) to unveil Senate Finance Cmte (bipartisan?) health care plan…

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WSJ:

…Mr. Baucus, a Montana Democrat, is aiming to reach an agreement by Tuesday… The goal is to strike a deal before President Barack Obama addresses Congress on Wednesday in a special joint session.

Outline of the plan reveals we are where we were when Wyden-Bennett started, only we have added Medicare cuts and an individual mandate (but without the generous tax credits McCain proposed) in the midst of a wave of unemployment and subpar economic growth. The mandate should be phased in and be suspended when unemployment is high, there’s a trigger for you:

.. It will expand health insurance by giving low-income people subsidies to buy coverage and widening eligibility for the Medicaid health-coverage program for the poor.

It wouldn’t create a new public health-insurance plan — a key demand of liberals — but would instead create nonprofit health-insurance cooperatives as a way to increase competition with private health-insurance companies.

Under the committee’s proposal, most Americans would be required to carry health insurance. Insurers wouldn’t be able to deny coverage to the sick and cherry-pick customers. The plan would be financed by a combination of cuts to the Medicare program for the elderly and a tax on particularly generous health-insurance plans that would apply to health-insurance companies. The tax would generate an estimated $140 billion over a decade….

The tax better include union plans. This is what MAC proposed, and TOTUS has been fighting it for purely political reasons. We have been bailing out the unions as it is, no more. Let them pay taxes on their benefit plans as well if this is the funding mechanism needed to avoid a public plan and deficit spending. I don’t see tort reform or interstate competition in there, hope Enzi puts it in if they are going this way.

September 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics. Comments off.

Legend of the Seeker – Season Two Photos…

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September 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Legend of the Seeker, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 3 comments.

Gaby Giffords (D-AZ) finally has a townhall!!!


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See our previous posts on Gaby Giffords here

h/t Instapundit. See Tucson Tea Party for full coverage and more video!

…Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) finally gave in to the demand of her constituents that she hold a townhall regarding her support for the “public option.” In the past two days, she was met by the boos of thousands of people at her townhalls in Sierra Vista, Green Valley, and Tucson.

KGUN9 had great, fair coverage of the event….

September 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. Comments off.

(Witches of) Eastwick TV Series – Sneak Peek..

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September 4, 2009. Tags: , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 2 comments.

TGIF!

September 4, 2009. Tags: , , . Comedy, Entertainment, Film, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Holy High Holidays Batman! – gun totin Rabbis protect synagogues…

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Best quote: “Jews are not like Christians,” Moscowitz said. “If I turn my cheek, I’m coming around to make a kick.”

Righteous! Kew Gardens is part of MiM’s old stomping grounds. Glad to see the Rabbis keeping the people safe.

NYPost:

It’s high noon for the high holidays. Fearing jihadists will attack synagogues during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a group of badass rabbis has developed a program to turn your average shul-goer into a lean, mean fighting machine.

The group, which calls itself the International Security Coalition of Clergy, was founded by Rabbi Gary Moscowitz, who boasts a black belt in karate, teaches martial arts and was an NYPD cop for nine years.

He’s teaching others basic and advanced fighting moves — how to take down a terrorist by the neck, how to use a table as cover from gunfire and how to execute a nifty running somersault while drawing a gun — that he says can be used by Jews if they’re attacked by terrorists during prayer. …

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September 4, 2009. Tags: , , . Terrorism. Comments off.

MiM meets Congressman Mitchell…

Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) School Flag Raising Ceremony

Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) School Flag Raising Ceremony

Congressman Harry Mitchell made an appearance at the flag raising ceremony for our elementary school this morning. Rep. Mitchell has not held any townhalls. He had 2 telephone townhalls but they were prescreened questions. We took the opportunity today to meet with the Congressman, express our opinions and objections to HR 3200. We made sure Rep. Mitchell knew we were 22 and 24 yr Dems most unhappy with the current trajectory of this Congress and WH and sick of the out of control spending.

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September 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

Supernatural 5.1 Space Promo…

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September 4, 2009. Tags: , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Warner Bros.. Comments off.

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