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  • Quote of the Day: Trigger Anyone?

    The past week has seen a great deal of talk of a “trigger” compromise to the “public option.” Essentially this would delay the implementation of the government run plan to an unspecified date, subverting the legislative process and offering moderate members of Congress a temporary shield from owning the government bureacracy they are creating. But don’t take our word for it. Here is Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaking bluntly in today’s Politico:

    Pelosi also warned insurance companies to accept a public option without a trigger, arguing that a public plan triggered by high premiums or other insurer bad behavior would be much harsher than one negotiated now. “They’d be better getting a public option now. … They’ll have a tougher public option to deal with later,” she said.

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    13 Responses to Quote of the Day: Trigger Anyone?

    1. INGY says:

      OMG OH NO SHE DIDNT!!! GET HER OUT OF OFFICE WITH OBAMA

    2. matthew queens, ny says:

      the trigger is a bad idea because the public option is a bad idea. the republicans need to stick to their free market principles and not be fooled by the wolf in sheep's clothing.

    3. Marilyn Montgomery says:

      Her and her AFLCIO and thugs going to reap billions on this HC. Pray … pray some more they are taking our liberty and don't believe every one of them are not getting rich. Bad money is no good money. That money is going to be their ball and chain.

    4. Paul Rinderle says:

      The next threat from a Democrat may be to use troops

      http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-240012

    5. Martin, Monaca, PA says:

      In Pelosi speak what is being said is: The government controls the trigger! So if you make me pass health care with a trigger, I’m going to come get you. You will pay for forcing the government into a trigger option!

    6. Bill San Antonio TX says:

      This is precisely why the House needs to be retaken. We need to get the leftists out of the committee chairs.

      The arrogance,threats, and viper-like approach some of our elected officials display is insulting to their political offices. How can anyone "work" with people like this?

    7. Mary, Cleveland says:

      Any government plan will eventually destroy our health care system as we know it. This is not about reform, but ideology. Liberals know the quality of our health care system will be worse with a government option;, sadly they will not admit it to the American people.

    8. Bobbie Jay says:

      OBAMA SAYS THIS IS A WEALTHY COUNTRY. IF THIS IS A WEALTHY COUNTRY, WE WOULDN'T BE IN A TRIPLE DOLLAR DEFICIT! HE'S TALKING ABOUT PRIVATE WEALTH. PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT, PERSONAL GOALS, PERSONAL FREEDOM. THE DISHONEST AND DANGEROUS, JERIMIAH WRIGHT AND VAN JONES!

      IS THIS GOING TO BE EQUAL TO ALL? HOW? ARE ALL OBAMA'S FAVORITES like JERIMIAH WRIGHT AND VAN JONES, GONNA HAVE TO TAKE THE PUBLIC OPTION?

      HOW COME OBAMA AND HIS STAFF AREN'T MAKING THE "CHANGE?" He's lying through his teeth and when it runs out of money, AS IT MOST SURLY WILL, another government-made crisis at hand.

      IF YOU LOVE THIS COUNTRY AND THE PEOPLE YOU SERVE, BACK DOWN DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. THIS ISN'T A COUNTRY OF PITY, THIS IS A COUNTRY OF SELF RELIANCE. THIS IS A COUNTRY OF INDIVIDUAL STRENGTH AND WILL, FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE.

      I STILL BELIEVE YOU ARE STEALING OUR FREEDOM AND ABILITY TO DO FOR OURSELVES.

    9. VY jax,fl says:

      Pelosi is an idiot

    10. shane g nelson, 5353 says:

      Trigger? How about if any elected official or representative of an elected official lies about anything to the public, they're fired. So simple, so right.

    11. Bill San Antonio TX says:

      Dear VY,

      No, she is not. Politicians are calculating coalition builders – and they are ruthless.

      However,I understand your sentiments.

    12. Bobbie Jay says:

      Those that can't think for themselves and are easily influenced are idiots. Princess Pelosi is an idiot.

    13. Bill San Antonio says:

      A final comment on the idiocy of The Speaker.

      She is a legendary fund raiser. Her state sends the most delegates to the House. She is also a workaholic.

      She may not be articulate and she does trip all over herself like numerous other politicians. Her father was a mayor in Baltimore. She has learned the political game well and can sharpen and use knives with the best of them.

      She is a formidable opponent with what many would term radical leftist views. You do not get elected Speaker without the support of the members of the House when there are so many obviously better candidates for the Democrats. All this shows is that the liberal left wing controls the majority of the Democrats. And, don't forget that California has the largest liberal delegation.

      What amazes me is that Democrats know she is divisive, yet they keep her in charge.

      Americans have underestimated her ilk for 35 years and look where we are now.

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