Obama, GOP Rip Copper Plumbing from “Starter Home” Health Care Law

By: Tuesday April 12, 2011 8:40 am

If the health care law really is a starter home, then what President Obama has been doing is effectively letting the Republicans rip out the house’s copper plumbing to be sold as scrap for pennies on the dollar.

Health Care Reform Reminder: Dems Could Still Pass Public Option Through Reconciliation

By: Tuesday December 7, 2010 12:15 pm

When health care reform was passed, we were told by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) it was only a “starter home” that would be improved later. We were also offered vague promises from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) that we would get a vote on a public option in the months following the passage of the new law. Obviously this hasn’t happened.

But there is no reason why Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid couldn’t bring up the public option for an up or down vote next week.

Dear Sen. Harkin, These are Terrible Materials for Building a Starter Home

By: Wednesday December 30, 2009 3:50 pm

This bill has a terrible foundation. It is a starter home built with the equivalent of toxic drywall, lead paint, a poorly mixed cement foundation, and faulty electric wiring.

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