How Much Does That Senator Cost?

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If it wasn't tragic, it would really be funny.

Our politics is based on lies and pay-offs. The Republicans we don't even question any more - we know they're just corporate hacks. On the Democratic side, the blue-dogs are making it fairly easy to see just how much it costs to buy off a politician ($3 million for Max Baucus; that's the going rate these days).

In health care it seems we like monopolies, says Dylan Ratigan who points out the following:

a health care system was created in which a single health care company controls at least 30 percent of the insurance market in 95% of the country, including states like the following:

- Maine, where Wellpoint controls 71% of the market.
- North Dakota, where Blue Cross controls 90% of the market.
- Arkansas, where Blue Cross Blue Shield controls 75% of the market.
- Alabama, where Blue Cross Blue Shield controls 83% of the market.

Your insurance company is the death panel, America!

Here's a dollar from Mr. Wendell >>

Meanwhile the Supreme Court is plotting on corporate free-speech...

This plot needs a deus ex machina - Obama, wherefore art thou?

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