Colbert translates Pat Roberts request for additional time as “all he wants is some time for health care lobbyists to change the bill”.
“It’s time for lawmakers like Max Baucus to stop hiding their relationships and start printing bumper stickers like these: “Max Baucus: I take more money from the health care lobby than anyone in congress.”
A little honesty from our lawmakers would be nice.
Why is it that the majority of the country wants a public option, but congress has such a tough time getting that done?
Because corporate lobbyists and their paid-for flunkies in congress have too much influence.
Its time to outlaw lobbying and let our lawmakers focus on the good of the people they were elected to serve.
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