Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Baucus Bill Passes First Hurdle

Max Baucus, U.S. Senator from Montana.Image via Wikipedia
Do you remember George Carlin and his seven words you can never say on television?  It starts off, "There are 400,000 words in the English language, and there are 7 you can't say on television. What a ratio that is! 399, 7. They must really be baaaad."

For some reason those last five words came to mind when I heard the news that the Max Baucus's health care passed the Senate Finance Committee vote, 14-9.  The vote went by party lines with the lone Republican voting for passage of the bill being known RINO Olympia Snowe of Maine.

I'll explain the George Carlin reference.  Immediately after the bill passed the committee, it drew criticism from the Republican Party and the leaders of 30 labor unions, obviously for different reasons.  For a piece of legislation to bring together in opposition two groups as diverse as the Republicans and the Unions, it must really be baaaad.

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