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Friday, July 21, 2006
Friday Morning Round-Up
- Sean Hannity suggested yesterday that his "pal" Joe leave the Democratic party:
Anyway, so Lamont is up because of these viscious attacks against the one guy that we say, the one type of person we say we want in Washington. The guy that goes along, gets along, works hard....
Ya know what he ought to do? He oughta bolt - he oughta get re-elected and then ya know what? He’ll be more fiercely independent than ever.
As always, Joe Lieberman has chosen to listen to Sean Hannity's advice instead of, say, Bill Clinton's.
- Ned Lamont released a proposal for universal healthcare yesterday:
Lamont’s outline calls for protecting and expanding existing coverage with an employer mandate, paired with the ability of employers to purchase insurance from larger pools, including the one used by members of Congress. The plan would also make health care affordable for everyone, by creating a sliding-scale system for people who can’t buy health insurance through their jobs, and reduce costs and improve the quality of health care by, largely by lowering costs and substantially leveraging the government’s bulk purchasing and regulatory power.
“We don’t need to reinvent the wheel,” Lamont said. “We have the tools we need to build on our current health care system and cover everyone.”
Lamont notes that a growing number of bills pending in Congress address the need for a national guarantee of health care for all Americans. “I am ready to support viable plans that can move us forward in both the short and the long term,” Lamont said.
As Tom Swan notes in the link above, Sen. Lieberman has been one of the chief Democratic opponents of universal healthcare ever since the early 90s. This is one issue among many where Sen. Lamont will make a huge difference for Connecticut.
- Spazeboy reports that the New Britain DTC unanimously endorsed Ned Lamont last night. The Hampton DTC also passed a resolution condemning Lieberman's indy run.