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Dems on an insurance witch hunt

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    WASHINGTON -- Democrats on a House committee are seeking detailed financial records from dozens of large insurance companies, officials disclosed Tuesday, part of an investigation into "executive compensation and other business practices" in an industry opposed to President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul health care.

    The request included records relating to compensation of highly paid employees, documents relating to companies' premium income and claims payments, and information on expenses stemming from any event held outside company facilities in the past 2 1/2 years.

    The requests were made in letters signed by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who guided a portion of health care legislation through the House Energy and Commerce Committee last month as chairman, and Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., who heads the Energy and Commerce investigations and oversight subcommittee.

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  2. targus

    targus New Member

    Feb 10, 2008
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    Smacks of government abuse of power to me.

    No doubt suppoerters of "the one" will be along to try to justify it though.

    It's ironic that the Woodstock generation has morphed into the "power" that they used to rebel against.
  3. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

    Jan 16, 2006
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    How about we get all the financial records every member of Congress ever produced, including their kickbacks for pork. There is probably enough on paper to put every one of them in a federal pen and throw away the key.

    Yes, some of the insurance companies have abused profits and power, but who are the thieves in Congress to police them. At least insurance companies have created jobs. Congress never created anything but taxes and deficit spending.
  4. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2004
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    Another abuse of government power. Hopefully the insurance companies will tell Waxman and his committee to shove it!