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HonestChieffan
03-15-2010, 02:55 PM
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LOBBYISTS CRAFTING HEALTH BILL WITH DEMS

“Lobbyists Huddled With Democratic Staffers To Work Out A Fee Structure And Donut-Hole Fix That Wouldn’t Bust The $90-Billion Commitment They Made To Pay For Reform.” “The weekend included high drama for the drug industry as lobbyists huddled with Democratic staffers to work out a fee structure and donut-hole fix that wouldn’t bust the $90-billion commitment they made to pay for reform, industry sources said. Drug makers were asked to sign off on multiple solutions so that backup options were available should any of the fixes run into problems passing muster with the Senate parliamentarian.” (“Pulse,” Politico, 3/15/10)

“REWARDS” FOR YES VOTES INCLUDING “HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN CAMPAIGN FUNDS”

“Among The Rewards Obama Is Ready To Offer, White House Officials Said, Are Election-Year Visits To Competitive Congressional Districts, Where A Presidential Appearance Can Bring In Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars In Campaign Funds.” (“In St. Louis Area, Obama Pounds Drum For Health-Care Initiative,” The Washington Post, 3/11/10)

“The White House Has Signaled To Lawmakers That Assistance For Midterm Elections — For Example, Presidential Visits And Fund-Raisers — Will Be Prioritized For Those Who Support The Bill.” (“Millions Spent To Sway Democrats On Health Care,” The New York Times, 3/15/10)

“When It Comes To President Barack Obama’s Health Care Reform Bill, U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus’ Vote Has Become A Hot Ticket. With A Vote On The Health Care Bill Likely This Month, The West Price Hill Democrat Will Be The Beneficiary Of A Fundraising Visit By Vice President Joe Biden On Monday.” (“Biden Visiting But Driehaus Unswayed,” The Cincinnati Enquirer, 3/14/10)

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