Sen. Grassley: “Bipartisan” means “no public option”
Aw, c’mon, Senator.
72% of Americans want health care reform to include a “public option.” Nearly three-fourths of the nation. Including more than half of all Republicans.
Sen. Grassley, however, insists that the “public option” must be killed if there is to be a “bipartisan” bill.
But wait. Isn’t America already bipartisan on this? Even Iowans, Mr. Grassley’s constituents, support a public option 56% to 37%.
Mr. Grassley wants the Senate to ignore what a bipartisan majority of American people want in order to get what a minority of U.S. Senators want.
Ah. Then, he’d maintain, we’d have something bipartisan. In Washington. Hooray for that.
By the way, Senator Grassley is the 6th-largest recipient of health care industry money in the U.S. Senate.
Looks like the industry’s getting what it wants from Mr. Grassley.
Looks like Americans—and Iowans—aren’t.
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