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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Massachusetts to Rest of Country: SCREW YOU.

Posted by on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:52 AM

Here's a Today Show interview with newly elected Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown for those of you asking, 'WHO THE EFF IS THIS GUY?" One of the more disturbing parts of the interview is when Brown says that it's his responsibility is to look after his state when it comes to health care reform—because Massachusetts already has great health care. Umm... looks like someone doesn't really believe in "the greater good." Remember that when he runs for President.

So what do you think? Shouldn't state senators be looking out for the welfare of the rest of the country as well?


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Should state senators be looking out for the whole country? No, they shouldn't. But this isn't a state senator.

He's a member of the US Senate, not the Massachusetts state senate.

Of COURSE he should care about this stupid country.
Posted by Irving on January 20, 2010 at 10:58 AM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 2
Yeah! Just ask:

1)Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) got an estimated $300 million in extra federal spending

2)Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) got insurance companies in his state off the hook from a new $7 billion dollar tax

3)Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) dropped his concerns after Senator Reid offered his state a $10 billion grant for "community health centers"

4)Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) got his kickback -- a $100 million bonus for the University of Connecticut

4)Pennsylvania, New York and Florida -- all won protections for their Medicare Advantage beneficiaries at a time when the program is facing cuts nationwide.

5)Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), chairman of the Senate health committee, got a provision inserted to increase Medicare payments to certain "low-volume hospitals"
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on January 20, 2010 at 10:59 AM · Report this
we need more Senators like the one from Nebraska looking out for us.....
Posted by dingy on January 20, 2010 at 11:02 AM · Report this
The Amazing Jim 4
There is a number of philosophies when it comes to democratic republic styles of governance. Do you elect someone to represent your ideas or someone who has your ideas? Does he represent your district or the country? This has ben the push and pull since 1789.
Posted by The Amazing Jim on January 20, 2010 at 11:05 AM · Report this
So Stevie,
you think Mass should pay for their own comprehensive state health care system and then joyously pay for the other states' federal coverage as well?

Posted by Really?! hmmm... on January 20, 2010 at 11:06 AM · Report this
What I don't get is why Massachusetts can't just dismantle their system if it's replaced by a Federal one. Everyone keeps talking like they HAVE to pay for both systems. The new Federal system wouldn't be implemented instantly, they'd have time to transition...

People are just fucking stupid.
Posted by dwight moody on January 20, 2010 at 11:08 AM · Report this
He is hot in a vanilla porn star way.
Posted by gregory gookins on January 20, 2010 at 11:16 AM · Report this
jmahlon 8
I give up on politics. They're all just rich sons of bitches who are looking out for one person only..themselves. All of them.
Posted by jmahlon on January 20, 2010 at 11:26 AM · Report this
Loveschild 9

The only things D.C needs is a huge condom (metaphorically speaking) to deal with this dude.

Now that there is nothin more to worry about, this situation has the potential of making the Dems more resolute in passing the reforms they were elected to implement. The President has already made clear that's what he intends to do.
Posted by Loveschild on January 20, 2010 at 11:35 AM · Report this
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on January 20, 2010 at 11:37 AM · Report this
Original Andrew 11
No doubt some of our Brothers in Velvet voted for Senatard Pron Star ’cause they wanna take a ride on his disco stick.

And who could blame them? I’d hit that so hard, he’d honk like a goose.
Posted by Original Andrew on January 20, 2010 at 11:38 AM · Report this
Seriously, "I am a different kind of Republican"? Uh, Scott? George W. Bush called; he wants his total lying bullshit campaign slogan back.
Posted by bobbo on January 20, 2010 at 12:31 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 13
Come on, if you didn't mind spending 17 percent of your GDP on health care and insurance, you're going to love spending 30 percent!

meanwhile our competitors in Canada, Japan, and the EU will eat our shorts by spending only 8 percent on average.

Got Debt? Thank the GOP!
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 20, 2010 at 1:05 PM · Report this
Massachusetts has a health care plan that is managed by Massachusetts, not by the Federal Government. What he is suggesting, is that each state can manage their own health care plans and that having the Federal Government run a national health care plan is a BAD IDEA for EVERY AMERICAN, as well as for the people of Massachusetts. He is looking out for ALL Americans! If you could get past thinking he's wrong no matter what he says, maybe, just maybe you might hear what he actually DID say, and maybe just maybe be intelligent enough to understand it.
Posted by Claymate on January 20, 2010 at 1:06 PM · Report this
Geni 15
He looks like a slightly stupider version of Dubya.
Posted by Geni on January 20, 2010 at 1:12 PM · Report this
Slog reader rationale: A congress member thinks most healthcare decisions should be made by the state, not the Feds = this congress member wants to SCREW the rest of America! Republicans are evil!!!

Maybe the fact that the bluest of blue states, which hasn't had a R in that seat since 1972 elects this guy, who campaigned on the promise to thwart this monstrosity of a government takeover, is more an indication that people don't want this piece of &*$# forced on them???

nah. republicans are just evil, evil humans. that's much easier a pill for everyone on here to swallow.

Posted by Loud Noises on January 20, 2010 at 1:14 PM · Report this

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