Archive for October 26th, 2009

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Harry Reid announced this afternoon that the senate bill will include a Public Option. Reid, who spoke with virtually every member of his 60-member caucus this weekend, currently has between 56 and 57 votes for a proposal to create a national insurance plan but allow states to opt out of it, according to Democratic aides. […]

An interesting column from Washington Post economics writer Robert Samuelson on why the Public Option is a joke. One point he makes pokes a substantial hole in the argument that Medicare operates much more efficiently than do private insurance companies. By some estimates, Medicare’s administrative costs are only 3 percent of spending compared with 13 […]

We’re still number one. Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June. Forty percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 20% as liberal. This marks a shift from 2005 through 2008, when moderates were tied […]