Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Senator Lieberman: Not Just a Hawk

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday that he’d back a GOP filibuster of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care reform bill...Lieberman, who caucuses with Democrats and is positioning himself as a fiscal hawk on the issue, said he opposes any health care bill that includes a government-run insurance program — even if it includes a provision allowing states to opt out of the program, as Reid’s has said the Senate bill will..."We're trying to do too much at once," Lieberman said. “To put this government-created insurance company on top of everything else is just asking for trouble for the taxpayers, for the premium payers and for the national debt. I don’t think we need it now."...Joe Lieberman: I'll Filibuster Harry Reid's Plan, Manu Raju, Politico, 10/27/2009

In the old days of "Scoop" Jackson, this was called political integrity. Kudos to Senator Lieberman.


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