Monday, June 22, 2009

Max Baucus recieved most $$ from health insurance lobby of any member of Congress

(Via Democracy Now):

"Montana Senator Max Baucus, the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, is the Senate’s point man on healthcare reform. A new article in the Montana Standard finds that Senator Baucus has received more campaign money from health and insurance industry interests than any other member of Congress."

Watch more here.

Hmmmm. Whoever argued that public-financing of elections is a necessary precursor to having single-payer in this country was probably correct.

But seriously... why isn't this grounds for discrediting him and removing him from his post as chairman? If this isn't a conflict of interest, what is?

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