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Does this sound like something Chavez would do?

Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, has summoned some of the nation's top executives to Capitol Hill to defend their assessment that the new national health care reform law will cost their companies hundreds of millions of dollars in health insurance expenses. Waxman is also demanding that the executives give lawmakers internal company documents related to health care finances -- a move one committee Republican describes as "an attempt to intimidate and silence opponents of the Democrats' flawed health care reform legislation." On Thursday and Friday, the companies -- so far, they include AT&T, Verizon, Caterpillar, Deere, Valero Energy, AK Steel and 3M -- said a tax provision in the new health care law will make it far more expensive to provide prescription drug coverage to their retired employees.

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pvtjokerus

Asked by pvtjokerus at 8:52 AM on Mar. 29, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Now, both retirees and current employees of those companies are wondering whether the new law could mean reduced or canceled benefits for them in the future. The news is an embarrassment for Democrats. As President Obama and congressional leaders tout the purported benefits of the new health care law, some of the nation's biggest companies are saying it will mean higher costs and fewer benefits -- not exactly what Democrats want to hear in the days after their historic victory.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Democrats-threaten-companies-hit-hard-by-health-care-bill-89347127.html#ixzz0jZHqSbUr
    pvtjokerus

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 8:53 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Yes it does. They need to tell Waxman to go to hell and take the facts to the American people instead.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:03 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Amen Carpy. It's about time someone stood up to those blahh blahhs.
    Democrats Knew just what they are saying was going to happen, or did they?
    Could they really be so dumb?
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:26 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Democrats Knew just what they are saying was going to happen, or did they?
    Could they really be so dumb?

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    They can "claim" that they didn't because they didn't READ the bill. What IS clear is that the President DID know. Much easier to redistribute the wealth when we are all at the bottom. Except for lawmakers and government employees, of course.
    360

    Answer by 360 at 9:38 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Yes it does. They need to tell Waxman to go to hell and take the facts to the American people instead.


    ^^^^^^^^THIS
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:35 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • But yet.....not that many news outlets have mentioned this....wonder why???
    pvtjokerus

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 2:10 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

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