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Burris on C-SPAN talks about public option in health bill

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WASHINGTON--Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) has said he will not vote for a health care bill that does not include a public option. The Senate leaders are melding one bill from two advanced by different committees and while it is likely to have a public option, it's not a foregone conclusio. Burris' vote could be needed by the White House and he is somewhat immune from pressure since he will not be running to keep the Senate seat he was appointed to by the tainted Gov. Blagojevich.

Appearing on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" on Wednesday, Burris said he will "not be some type of obstructionist."

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I hope this program will be repeated. It's 2:10 p.m. and I just saw the notice on my homepage.

I just wrote Mr. Burris the other day about this matter and I will be responding to his response today.

Did you know that the Social Security office in Chicago is not electronically hooked up to the SS office in Springfield. I was there and asked that they pull up my file and they said they can't do that because of confidentiality. They already asked me every question under the sun.


This is a disgrace and a total waste of money. When I asked how they communicate, their answer was the U.S. Mail. How about that for waste of money?

This is CRAP!

Blame America first communists like Burris need to be run out of town. All this health care is a bogus crisis to distract people from the fact that Obama has never proven he's legally President. No one cares about health care! We care about the RULE OF LAW and that means BO must show a BIRTH CERTIFICATE! Dems can't cover this up much longer. Republicans will sweep back in 2010 and continue for generations after this Obama implosion.

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