Is there life in Lincoln? | Arkansas Blog

Friday, December 4, 2009

Is there life in Lincoln?

Posted By on Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 12:37 PM

What? Has Sen. Blanche Lincoln begun to run for re-election?

She'll have a news conference today to announce an amendment to limit the deductibility of insurance executive salaries as a business expense to $400,000 each, down from $1 million. She claims this will save government $65 million a year.

Earlier today, she blasted Republicans for flooding Arkansas with robocalls by John McCain trying to scare seniors about Medicare.

The truth is, Republicans will resort to any tactic to preserve the status quo. They are fighting reform even though America currently pays twice more and insures a lower percentage of our people than 29 industrialized nations.

Soon enough will come the gut-check Senate vote on who really prefers change to the status quo.

Lincoln would do well just to send around copies of this Arkansas Leader editorial that names names and political backgrounds on the angry codgers decrying health reform for the incessant ads paid by the pharmaceutical lobby. It also recaps the angry doctors' wives who harassed Rep. Vic Snyder out of fear their cocktail hours might be curtailed by a modest rein on the ungodly riches their husbands rake in.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (11)

Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Charter secret

    These are hard times for those who believe in traditional public schools, run by democratically elected representatives, open to all on equal terms.
    • Aug 17, 2017
  • Police announced beefed-up patrols

    Little Rock police are stepping up patrols on account of rising violent crime. Meh.
    • Aug 16, 2017
  • Free streetcar service extended through December

    Rock Region Metro says it will extend free service on the River Rail streetcar lines through December
    • Aug 16, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Viewed

  • Arkansas-linked Charlottesville marcher identified, apologizes to those misidentified

    A man who says he's a former University of Arkansas student now living in New England has identified himself as the person wearing an "Arkansas Engineering" T-shirt in the Friday white supremacist march in Fayetteville. He apologized for involving UA in the story and to the professor misidentified as being the person wearing the shirt.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation