And they’re staying bought
On June 19, Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas made clear that he and a group of other conservative Democrats known as the Blue Dogs were increasingly unhappy with the direction that health-care legislation was taking in the House…
Five days later, Ross was the guest of honor at a special "health-care industry reception," one of at least seven fundraisers for the Arkansas lawmaker held by health-care companies or their lobbyists this year, according to publicly available invitations.
It’s all part of the $1.4 million a day the health-care industry lobby is spending to make sure health care reform doesn’t reform anything at all.
Meanwhile, in districts represented by Blue Dog Democrats, like Lincoln Davis (D-TN) thousands of hard-working Americans line up for health care provided by living saints like Stan Brock because they either lack insurance or are under-insured — health care originally intended for the Third World but which is desperately needed here, in the self-proclaimed greatest nation on earth.
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