Are Democrats protecting the lawyers who thrive off the current system -- and who gave Obama $90 million, more than any other industry, for his 2008 campaign.
Federal campaign records show that lawyers and law firms gave $178.7 million to Democrats for the 2008 election -- far more than any other industry did
According to Howard Dean~“Here is why tort reform is not in the bill. When you go to pass a really enormous bill like that the more stuff you put in, the more enemies you make, right? And the reason why tort reform is not in the bill is because the people who wrote it did not want to take on the trial lawyers in addition to everybody else they were taking on, and that is the plain and simple truth. Now, that’s the truth.”
Answer by agentwanda at 11:30 PM on Sep. 3, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:31 PM on Sep. 3, 2009
Answer by agentwanda at 11:35 PM on Sep. 3, 2009
Answer by agentwanda at 11:39 PM on Sep. 3, 2009
There are all kinds of trial lawyers, not just malpractice and injury. Trial lawyers work on behalf of the little guy, and the democratic party represents mostly of the working class, so it makes sense that they would donate to the Democratic party, not the party of Corporate giants.
Tort reform is not the be all and end all of health care. Oh and if your family member was injured seriously or fatally by a negligent doctor you would NOT want washington telling your jury they could only award a certain amount of damages.
Answer by SRiveroC at 11:40 PM on Sep. 3, 2009
Tort reform....Where was tort reform for ANY of the "republican years"? Not ONCE was this brought up and there were MILLIONS being bankrupted then as well...... Now all the sudden, its the cause of the hour.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:48 PM on Sep. 3, 2009
i agree with SRiveroC. the trial lawyers, for the most part, tend to have clients that don't have a lot of options or resources. and it is extremely important to our democracy as a whole that we keep the courts accessible for everyone, not just the big corporations. and that's why tort reform is a bad idea. because who is it protecting? not the doctors. it's protecting the insurance companies. so, if you want to protect big companies while screwing the little guy, by all means, support tort reform. or the republicans...which ever.
Answer by LeahJ at 11:54 PM on Sep. 3, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 11:54 PM on Sep. 3, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:08 AM on Sep. 4, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:44 AM on Sep. 4, 2009