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November 08, 2009

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Brian

I guess the more I think about it, the less I see any glaring disconnect. If memory serves correct, Murphy supports abortion rights so it's thus not shocking that he'd vote against Stupak. And he also considers himself a fiscal conservative, a group that generally opposes meaningful health care reform, so it's also not shocking that he'd vote against the House bill (which isn't quite as meaningful as I'd like but probably the best we'd get out of this Congress).

Bob Conner

So he's in favor of economizing except when it comes to abortion.

Brian

http://scottmurphy.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=154032

You can read his b.s. for yourself.

Brian

Personally, I probably would've voted against it too. There were parts of it that were fine, others that were insufficient but you take what you can get. But the provision that fines people for not having insurance is completely unconscionable to me. It's basically fining people for being poor or for having fallen on hard times. Granted, these people are post-fetal and thus apparently no longer the concern of some activists, but I still don't think they should be thrown under the bus with a provision that actually worsens the status quo for those at the bottom of the economic ladder.

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