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Huckabee: “I think a lot of people have been concerned about what they don’t know about this bill.” Perhaps, Huckster, that’s partly because you and your Fox canada goose jacket outlet uk Noise cohorts have been working overtime to keep them in the dark by lying, and making sarcastic remarks about how unreadable the bill is.

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buy canada goose jacket And so it went. Blah blah blah, guffaw, har har har. Huckabee threw out the bait and Vinny ran with it: The government is going to tell you how and when to die. You won’t get the treatment you need. You’ll be told canada goose outlet in canada to take a pill for the pain and wait for death. We’re turning into a Socialist country. The Eastern Bloc countries tried this and are over it and now we’re “wading into the same ridiculous pool”. Single payer by the back door. MaoStalinbe afraid, be very afraidand “Oh by the way, what shade of gray would you like your Mao suit to be?” Ha ha, Vince, you’re so funny. buy canada goose jacket

Why should anyone take what actor Vince Curatola has to say about the healthcare bill more seriously than the opinion of, say, Jane Fonda? Why didn’t Huckabee bring on a representative from the Screen Actors Guild to explain why they support the bill, or from Artists United for Health Care for a reasoned debate?

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canada goose deals My initial phone call enquiring about whether Curatola sits on the Medical Center board, and, if so, whether his remarks on Huckabee’s show reflect the opinion of the board, was met with courtesy but canada goose outlet winnipeg apparent unease. I was asked to put my questions in writing and send them to the manager of the PR department. The email I received in return said this: canada goose deals

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Canada Goose Parka Not to say that Vince Curatola is involved in any of that. But it might have been far more instructive if Huckabee had encouraged him to expand on his remarks about the outrageous fees charged to hospitals by the pharmaceutical companies, or if indeed Huckster had asked him about the recent scandal at HUMC involving Former NJ State Sen. Joseph Coniglio, who is due to be sentenced on September canada goose outlet locations in toronto 1st after his April conviction for mail fraud and extortion. Coniglio used his political position to steer millions of dollars of state grants to HUMC in exchange canada goose outlet seattle for $103,900 in “consulting fees”, and the tentacles of the fraud reached right into both boardrooms. I imagine Curatola might have been a teensy bit better informed about that particular issue. Canada Goose Parka

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