Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Maxine Waters Blasts Rahm and Blue Dog Dems Over Public Option (Video)

Maxine Waters, health care hero, zeros in on the problem - the health care bill is becoming a piece of work largely not worth fighting for because the White House refuses to reign in the Blue Dogs. See Jane Hamsher for more. .

KERY ELEVELD: There are reports out of the Senate Finance Committee today that they may be dropping the public option in their negotiations. Do you think that's going to sell in the House?

MAXINE WATERS: No. As a matter of fact, that's a kill for sure for the progressives. For the majority, I think, of our members a public option is a compromise -- we wanted single payer as you know, and we backed off because they said that was going to be impossible to do. Again they brought up the more conservative elements, etc. etc., and so we will not support any bill that does not have a public option in it.

via FDL