Saturday, October 17, 2009

Troubles Continue To Build On The Left Flank

"The president of one of America’s largest labor unions, Gerry McEntee, has emerged as a major obstacle to the White House’s efforts to maintain a unified front in the health care debate.

The veteran president of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees  has crossed lines that few labor leaders – even those who quietly agree with him – would go near.

McEntee led workers in chanting a barnyard epithet to describe Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus's health care bill, which would levy a new tax on expensive health care plans."

Indeed.  It keeps getting harder to see how any substantive health care "reform" will make it through this Congress. And the administration's posture - the outsourcing of "reform" to Congressional committees instead of taking the lead from the WH - makes less and less sense with each passing day.

Read it all here.

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