Thursday, September 17, 2009

How do you sell nothing?

"Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus' $856 billion plan to overhaul the nation's healthcare system - - a package that lacks the public option that President Barack Obama favors - - was greeted Wednesday largely with skepticism and sometimes disdain, even among fellow Democrats. . . . Pelosi made it clear what she wants: "I believe the public option is the best way to achieve that goal.'' Others were more circumspect. At the White House, spokesman Robert Gibbs called the Baucus plan "an important building block,'' while Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said, "Everyone should understand it's a beginning, a good beginning.''

There is still no Democratic health care reform plan, and the four top Democrats involved disagree on the details.

Racism isn't the reason the plan's not selling. The plan's not selling because there's still no plan to sell.

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