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Another GOP senator open to health care overhaul

October 14th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Another GOP senator open to health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - A second Republican senator signaled Wednesday she’s open to voting for sweeping health care legislation this year, putting President Barack Obama closer to a historic achievement that has eluded generations of Democratic leaders.

But Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told The Associated Press that the bill approved Tuesday by the Finance Committee needs substantial improvements to make coverage more affordable, contain costs, and protect Medicare. Nevertheless, she joined her Maine GOP colleague Sen. Olympia Snowe in endorsing the goal of far-reaching changes.

“My hope is we that can fix the flaws in the bill and come together with a truly bipartisan bill that could garner widespread support,” Collins said in an interview. “I think this bill is far superior to the ones passed by the Senate (health) committee and the three House committees, but it needs substantial additional work.”

The ten-year, $829 billion Finance bill was approved by the committee Tuesday on a 14-9 vote, after Snowe broke ranks with her Republican colleagues to support Chairman Max Baucus’ middle-of-the-road plan.

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Another GOP senator open to health care overhaul

I would like to make a suggestion to the people of Maine. Get your heads OUT of your asses and get Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe under control!

We almost had a record setting milestone here at TexasFred’s. We very nearly had a 3rd weekly recipient of the Douchebag of the Week Award! 3 people as Co-Douchebags. Sen. Susan Collins came as close as it can get without having the douchebag bestowed upon her RINO self! And Sen. Collins, the week is NOT over yet!

Sen. Susan Collins (RINO)

Don’t make me have to re-write another douchebag award Lady! I’m already in a foul mood because of Obama, the anti-American scumbags in Oregon and their No Flags BS, your cohort, Sen. Snowejob and with the way this nation is headed in general. :evil:

I will say this, and I mean every word, if some POS like you and Snowejob are the best that the people of Maine can come up with, Maine MUST be one miserable hell hole!

And as a side note, I am fully aware that the MSM is a POS and fully in the tank for Obama, but for crying out loud, can’t these disingenuous SOBs get it through their thick skulls? People like Collins and Snowe are NOT Republicans. They are, at best, RINOs. Republicans In Name Only. The GOP isn’t anything to brag on as of late, but calling these 2 wretched assclowns GOP Senators drags the already deplorable GOP down ever further!

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