Anti Medicare For All Lobbyists Buy DC Staffers w/ Luxury Resort Trip

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so if you ever wanted to read the perfect story that highlights why people despise lesser evil ISM voting I have it for you right here lobbyists working to undermine Medicare for all host congressional staff at luxury resort at a luxury resort just outside of the nation's capital last month around four dozen senior congressional staffers decamped for a weekend of relaxation and discussion at salamander Resort and Spa it was an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to come together and listen to live music from the trailer grass Orchestra sip surprisingly impressive glasses of Virginia wine and hear from healthcare lobbyists focused on defeating Medicare for all so this event was hosted by a group called center forward and featured a lecture from industry lobbyists leading the charge on undermining progressive health care proposals Center forward was originally known as the Blue Dog Research Forum which is a think-tank affiliated with conservative Blue Dog Democrats so this is the problem in our political system the people who are nominally supposed to be on the correct side fighting for the people are having fucking getaways at luxury spas where they're wining and dining them for the very corrupt reason of saying you're gonna play a ball right you're gonna do the right thing right you're gonna protect these insurance companies right you're not gonna destroy them with radical legislation like Medicare for all right so somebody from partnership for America's health care future spoke and the whole point of that Orwellian group because listen to the named partnership for America's health care future the whole point of that group is to undermine Medicare for all oh my god and Chief chiefs of staff for Majority Whip Jim Clyburn Majority Leader Steny Hoyer representative Curt Schrader David trone and dan Lipinski all went this is how they stifle progress this is how they stifle the correct answers the policy solutions it takes a giant astroturf effort to fight back popular movements the grassroots support for Medicare falls through the roof over seventy percent of the country wants Medicare for all even 51% of Republican voters want Medicare for all over 80 percent of the Democratic Party wants Medicare for all I mean it is crushing in the polls and knowledge about it is going up because Bernie Sanders put her front and center now it's basically a litmus test for the 2020 candidates and listen man how do you fight back against this there's only one way to do it you can't win on philosophical grounds you can't win an actual battle of ideas and policies so what do you do you buy the people who are gonna ultimately make the decision you buy them so you have these front groups and their whole point is to protect the profits of the insurance companies and they Wine and Dine these people and guess what these people are gonna walk away I don't even think they know how corrupt the thing is that they're doing I think they walk away these fucking staffers and they go oh you mean oh is this a good friendly dinner with you know colleagues and people who we know from the industry and lobbyists and they're just they're just warning there's being nice and they're warning us about the downfalls of this legislation that's being proposed as a cure-all this should be banned bro this should be banned listen I spoke about it before and actually the person who originally came up with it all credit to him Richard oh Jetta swashbuckling left-wing populist from West Virginia there should be body cameras on lobbyists and congressional staffers every time they meet with politicians excuse me there should be body cams on lobbyists every time they meet with congressional staffers or politician that should be a law okay you wanted me with a lobbyist fine well you're is the American people they're your boss so they want to see what you're doing are you undermining your boss is how you're doing so if you're undermining your boss we can't allow that so every time you meet with the lobbyist every time you meet with a CEO an executive every time you meet with you know a staffer meets with a lobbyist a representative of these companies that are getting rich off people's misery you got to put a body camera on that's the law and then guess what we'll all know what the fuck is going on it's like with Mitt Romney when he was at that dinner with donors he was talking about the 47% never gonna get their act together they're always gonna be parasites and moochers and he was basically saying like I think every Democrat in the country is a parasite in moocher and they don't work hard and good upstanding Republicans end up supporting half the country that was his argument well when there was some transparency and we shine some light on what Mitt Romney really believes everybody was like oh you're a piece of shit okay so let's see those arguments let's see those conversations that they were having with representatives of the industry and let's see what the arguments they made against Medicare for all I guarantee they're gonna be absurd I guarantee you they're gonna be ridiculous and it's gonna be pretty clear how corrupt this whole charade is if it's on camera so I think Bernie Sanders should come out today and be in favor of body cameras on lobbyists man you want to talk about getting all of the right people angry Fox News would melt down some of your idiot opponents would melt down let him do it let him defend it let him defend corruption because if you come out against it you're defending corruption oh it takes away their privacy nobody said you have to meet with lobbyists nobody said the policy just have to meet with lobbyists or lobbyists have to meet with politicians nobody said that you just not meet just don't meet just don't meet that's fine that'd be better if you didn't meet if it disincentivizes meetings great wonderful so that's one of the things that has to be done and of course the other thing is clean elections so you don't have private financing of Elections so you don't have these lobbyists with as much of a say but right now they run the fucking place and that's crystal clear and they're wining and dining and schmoozing congressional staffers at a luxury resort in order to try to build a case against Medicare for all and stone wallet


20 Comments

Chris Thomsen · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

No clue how that is a thing.. like how is it even legal?

Ambriel · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Dear G-d Bernie needs to win

Seth the Wicked · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Yeah but the prostitute Joe Biden said that lobbyists aren't bad people, Kyle.

swhaster · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Pharmaceutical companies also wine and dine and get chummy with hospitals and doctors, which is why opioid crisis was able to take root in the US. It's all industrial sectors, really. We live in an era of corporations, not nations and countries.

Dj Luminol · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

You guys do realize Bernie's plan as written is politically infeasible right? I don't expect it to pass as is but even if it did you could almost guarantee it would be replaced in the next congress regardless of how progressive its makeup is.

kika hernandez · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

This is just one reason why. Bernie 2020

MLGPro · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

A teacher, can not accept a Starbucks certificate becasue it has monetary value and it constitutes a bribe. That is a district policy. I guess laws only apply to those of us that do not have positions that can benefit the big business oligarchy.

orionorion99 · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

hi chelseas four min statement after recent release ITS OK IF YOU CRY WHEN YOU VIEW THIS https://youtu.be/TDZGRRk4MnM

D LJ · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Nah. Good luck with that. Lobbying will be relabeled as 'fact-finding' to circumvent any body-cam ruling.

Jared Greathouse · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

No no no no no- no body cameras on lobbyists. The fact that we have lobbyists is stupid. Let's just ban lobbying.

Ali Krc · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

From Germany, the US is absolutely the biggest fucking SHITHOLE, the nastiest shit I have ever seen

Konstantin Koch · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

uuh astroturfing, how modern ^^

Sparkie Lyle · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Basic Med Health Care, & Followin Doctors Orders & Test Data  is watt keeps Ppl Healthier.

#AnsrMax Blake · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

It's all about the benjamins 💰

Ten Pound Sterling! (T£N!) · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

I literally worked at that resort for 5 years, its dope af, these are the typical crowds at the salamander. I used to mix microphones for these blue dog dems, and corporatists. They are absolutely shameless folk.

polka · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

How can you say the lesser of two evils makes no difference?!?
If hillary had won, us would have not left the iran deal and the paris climate agreement (forgot the name). Hillary would have voted for a centrist into the supreme court. She would have not defunded and deregulated customer and environmental protections, not deregulated the finance sector, not lowered the tax for the rich and not defunded medicare. These are just a few points. The list is much longer.
If hillary had won, the progressives would try to push new policies. But with trump in office they can't do more than protect past achievements. And they are not successful at that. Trump successfully defunded healthcare, gave a taxcut to the rich and himself, raised the military budget, removed important deregulations.

EthereumCX Cx · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong. Americans pay for socialized healthcare (medicare) but can't actually use it until retirement?

polka · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

What are congressional staffers?

Margaret Garbincus · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

NEW PARTY NOW – how about a party in Bernie'sname…the BERNIECRATS

Misanola · May 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Please include links to the articles you are discussing.

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