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 Post subject: DEM CENTRISTS BIGGEST THREAT TO OBAMA'S AGENDA
PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:37 am 
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The Biggest Threat To Obama's Agenda: Democratic Centrists

Half a dozen members of the Senate Democratic Conference pose the biggest threat to President Obama's agenda, giving Senate Republicans a fighting chance to block the administration's major expansions of government.

GOP leaders have begun reaching out to these centrists, hoping they will buck their party on Obama's two biggest initiatives: healthcare reform and climate change legislation
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The biggest threat to HC reform legislation is Conflict of Interest: 30 lawmakers on committees drafting reform legislation hold personal investments worth $ 26.8 million in stocks in the health care industry, are making a killing off Health Care:


SENATE:

Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)-$ 150,999
Thomas R. Carper (D-Del)-$ 125,000
Tom Coburn(R-Okla)-$ 15,000
Michael D. Crapo(R-Idaho)-$16,879
Judd Gregg(R-N.H)-$ 575,000
Kay Hagan (D-N.C)-$ 875,000
Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)-$ 60,000
Orrin G. Hatch(R-Utah), $ 15,000
Johnny Isakson(R-Ga), $ 467,002
John F. Kerry (D-Mass), $ 9.8 million
Jon Kyl(R-Ariz), $ 121,000
Jack Reed (D-R.I), $ 15,000

HOUSE:

Dave Camp(R-Mich), $ 490,000
Eric Cantor(R-Va), $ 92,000
Lloyd Doggett(D-Tex), $ 265,000
Jim McDermott (D-Was), $ 41,961
Allyson Y Schwartz (D-Pa), $ 15,000
John Tanner (D-Tex), $ 15,000
Mike Thompsom (D-Calif), $ 95,000
John Yarmuth (D-KY), $ 5 million (Stock held in brother's HC company)
Mary Bono Mack(R-Calif), $ 180,000
John D. Dingell (D-Mich), $ 80,000
Jane Harman (D-Calif), $ 7.7 million (owns stock in 30 HC companies)
Charlie Melancon (D-La), $ 17,000
Fred Upton(R-Mich), $ 525,000
Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y), $ 30,000
Peter Welch (D-VT), $ 15,000
Edward Whitfield(R-KY), $ 80,000
("Financial Disclosures," LegiStorm,

WaPo, 06/13/2009).

They also get huge campaign contributions.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:51 pm 
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It's the Blue Dogs who are standing in the way of CHANGE.

Democratic leaders in red states have to stop fearing the GOP. There's no 9/11 President Bush with a 90% approval rating to fear. The Republican Party is imploding. Americans don't trust Republicans.

Come on!

Snap out of it!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: DEM CENTRISTS BIGGEST THREAT TO OBAMA'S AGENDA
PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:24 pm 
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I've contacted Kay Hagan, the new Democratic senator from my state.....

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