Yes boys and girls, we are the suckers for allowing the collusion in the District of Criminals to continue.
Did Emanuel’s link to oil company compromise efforts to regulate it?
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, WND has learned, lived rent-free in Washington, D.C., for years, thanks in part to a friend under contract with oil giant BP.
While the White House approaches “day 50” of the environmental disaster caused by an explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig, unable yet to stop the flowing crude in the Gulf, several media sources have questioned the administration’s efforts to regulate BP prior to the incident.
WND’s research further raises the question of whether the White House was compromised by Emanuel’s financial ties to the company.
Emanuel lived for five years rent-free in an apartment owned by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and her husband, Stanley Greenberg, whose consulting firm was a prime architect in BP’s efforts to recast itself as a “green” corporation and recipient of hundreds of thousands of dollars awarded through a committee chaired by Emanuel.
Greenberg research helped reposition BP as a “green company”
The Greenberg Quinlan Rosner consulting firm’s website details a case study for client BP in which the firm “helped BP plan and evaluate its successful re-branding campaign, focusing the company’s branding on energy solutions, including the development of solar and other renewable energy sources.”
Greenberg Quinlin Rosner’s research also contributed to a $200 million advertising campaign in which British Petroleum attempted to shorten its name to “BP” and redesign its corporate insignia to emphasize a “Beyond Petroleum” theme.
Critics have characterized the BP advertising campaign prompted by Greenberg Quinlin Rosner research as “greenwashing,” a process in which corporations disingenuously portray their efforts as fitting into a politically correct, “green,” environment-oriented sensitivity to alternative energy.
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner is also tied heavily to the Democratic Party, as it created a sister political consulting company named “GCS,” an acronym based on the last names of the principals – Stanley Greenberg of GQR, James Carville, the long-term adviser of Bill Clinton, and Bob Schrum, the campaign manager for Sen. John Kerry’s unsuccessful 2004 presidential campaign.
This is just more of the dog and pony show to take attention away from the two biggest roadblocks to the fascist takeover of American health care, the lack of 60 votes for this POS bill in the Senate, and the fact that the House will never be able to compromise with the Senate on a significant health care bill unless it contains the financially devastating public option. I guess it’s okay for Mary Landrieu to keep her post because she rolled for $300 Million and only held up health care for a day or so.
Connecticut Democrat calls for Joe Lieberman recall
A House Democrat from Connecticut said Tuesday that Sen. Joe Lieberman should be recalled from office over his opposition to the Senate health care bill.
“No individual should hold health care hostage, including Joe Lieberman, and I’ll say it flat out, I think he ought to be recalled,” Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) told POLITICO.
Connecticut has no recall law for state officials, and the Constitution does not authorize states to recall members of Congress since each house has the authority to police its own members. DeLauro acknowledged that she didn’t know “what the Connecticut process is because I never found myself in this position — but I think it is unconscionable that he would hold up health care.”
I think I speak for quite a few readers when I say that we would like every single member of the House and Senate recalled that continues to hold small businesses and average everyday Americans hostage with their un-Constitutional mandates, bills that kill jobs and increase the deficit, and the bills that will create more wealth contraction. Do we even have to wait until November 2010 to fire the fascists who “know better”?
For those of you that have just wandered by the Monster on accident, go read this report to see the true costs and the fact that 23.1 million Americans will still not be covered by healthcare. You know we can’t make this crap up.
Senate Republicans, The CMS Report, And 23.1 Million Still Uninsured
Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services
The report that Senate Republicans are speaking about that shows that 23.1 million will still be uninsured and $180 Billion in penalties for those that remain uninsured for the 2010-2019 time span is here. It’s not hard to read, so take some time and peruse it for the rest of the goodies inside – and remember – this is much like a burial plot – pay now, use later in 2014 (maybe).
On the flipside, AARP has really dug themselves a grave to fall into with their endorsement of this bill. The are putting it all in with the White House, and who can blame them, considering the track record of a party that controls all branches of government.
AARP endorses Senate health bill
The AARP officially endorsed the Senate health bill on Tuesday, giving Democrats a shot in the arm as they struggle to unite their caucus.
AARP CEO A. Barry Rand announced the group’s support in a letter
to Harry Reid, tying his group’s support to Reid’s pledge to close the Medicare “doughnut hole.”
“With your commitment to closing the doughnut hole in conference, consistent with the president’s pledge, and the many positive features referenced above, AARP is pleased to support your efforts to obtain cloture, and urges timely passage of this legislation by the Senate,” Rand wrote.
And here’s a paragraph that Democrats will seize on in their attempts to beat back GOP arguments that the bill would drastically cut Medicare:
This bill will strengthen Medicare by eliminating cost barriers to preventive care, reform Medicare’s payment and delivery system to promote care coordination, and reduce hospital infections and preventable readmissions. Moreover, through critical insurance market reforms and the establishment of exchanges, this bill will give the uninsured and small businesses access to quality affordable plans. The legislation also includes important provisions to strengthen home and community-based care and to assist individuals in saving to meet future long-term care needs.