Chris Dodd being interviewed on CNBC about his retirement, the financial crisis, and healthcare. Do not believe this guy when he says that healthcare is hanging by a thread, and then wonder about his judgement when it comes to the final quote.
Health Care Overhaul Bill Is ‘Hanging by a Thread’: Dodd
Health care reform is “hanging on by a thread,” and one or two votes could determine the outcome of the heavily-debated bill, Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd told CNBC Monday.
“Everyone feels, I guess, to some degree who have been for this, that they would have liked something different, and that’s not uncommon when you’re considering an issue of this magnitude,” Dodd said.
AYFKM? How can this guy keep the two ideas of Ben Bernanke being nominated, and banks’ compensation being kept private at the same time?
Dodd also said he thinks it would be a “travesty” not to confirm Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s nomination, and that in the absence of taxpayer money, the government should have no say in banks’ compensation practices.
I don’t think he’s lying about this hanging by a thread, because of all the other rumors we’ve heard about it. The fact that Obama didn’t live up to his promise about CSPAN coverage leaves me to believe that the vote is closer than he wants us to know and that is one reason he doesn’t want us to see the debating in action.
I don’t agree with him that it would be a travesty not to approve Bernanke’s nomination – just the opposite. I think that we need to see the end of Ben Bernanke sooner than later.
In the absence of taxpayer money, I agree the government has no right to dictate banks’ compensation practices. The government has its nose in too many things as it is. I have no love for the banks or bankers. I think it was wrong to bail them out, and if they accept taxpayer money then they shouldn’t complain about government interference. The way for them to avoid this is to practice fiscal common sense and stay clear of the government bail-outs. But then, government rulings making them accept bad loans for political purposes put some of them in the mess they are in. So in a way it’s a catch 22 situation. They’re damned if they do and damned if they don’t.
Maybe Dodd is going to be more truthful this coming year. There could be a little sour grapes here. I’ve heard from several sources that he did not want to retire, that he thought he could still carry Ct. but Obama felt that he was too big a risk and wanted to give someone with a better reputation a chance for that seat, because he felt Dodd couldn’t win and he didn’t want to chance losing it to a republican. Who knows? Time will tell. He won’t want to take a chance on ruffling too many feathers because he might need those feathers to latch on to a lucrative position when he does retire.
You know, I was wondering that same thing (that he was lying) when I heard it. The dirty bastard probably is.
DODD IS A HABITUAL LIAR ITS A SMART THING HE QUIT BECAUSE HE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THE GIANT BOOT HERE IN CONN!!