It's called INCREMENTALISM.
Or: FOOT IN THE DOOR.
Or, to quote the president: A TROJAN HORSE.
In other words, SOMEONE'S LYING.
Or: Barney has a BIGMOUTH, who spells out what every intelligent observer of current events has known for months, which admittedly is not a whole lot of Americans.
In other words, Obama sure wishes the guy who allowed his boyfriend to run a gay prostitution ring out of his Boston basement back in 1990 would just SHUT UP.
This is why the Waxman/Rangel production that cleared committee in the house minutes before RECESS has NO CHANCE on the expensive blue carpet of upper parliament.
NO PURELY BLUE BILL will make it to LAW. The dems absolutely must have significant red fingerprints on whatever legislation gets to conference.
That's what Kent Conrad said, and the key player on Baucus' GATEWAY committee (Senate Finance) is 100% correct.
Besides, sixty WILL be required to break filibuster. And Dorgan, Lincoln, Landrieu, Nelson, Nelson, Bayh, Pryor, etc, will never support:
1. FINING those caught breathing without insurance
2. Massive CUTS to Medicare and Medicaid
3. Expanding insurance to include illegals
4. A $1.6T bending of the COST CURVE upwards
Yet more proof emerges that the so-called public option in the Democrats’ healthcare legislation is designed to clear the way for the U.S. government to impose total monopoly control of the nation’s healthcare system.
As reported at the Heritage Foundation’s blog The Foundry, President Obama said last month:
"What are not legitimate concerns are those being put forward claiming a public option is somehow a Trojan horse for a single-payer system. … So, when you hear the naysayers claim that I’m trying to bring about government-run health care, know this - they are not telling the truth."
In response to a frustrated socialist who asked why Democrats shouldn’t push harder for a single-payer system, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) said:
"Because we don’t have the votes for it. I wish we did. I think that if we get a good public option it could lead to single payer and that is the best way to reach single payer. Saying you’ll do nothing till you get single payer is a sure way never to get it. … I think the best way we’re going to get single payer, the only way, is to have a public option and demonstrate the strength of its power."