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11/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Baucus Plan: One Trillion Dollars Plus Zero Republican Votes Plus Zero Public Option

The title of this post says it all. The Baucus Senate bill forces almost everybody buy ever expensive health insurance and provides no real market forces to place prices under control. Max Baucus has gutted health reform yet brings zero Republican votes to the table and zero savings to American taxpayers.

The Baucus bill is a monument to one the most mismanaged legislative efforts in decades. If Senate chairmanships were awarded based on performance and not doled out for surviving a previous generation Baucus would be fired.

The Baucus bill brings nothing to the table and we should all be singing the song of the great Billy Preston:

Nothing from nothing leaves nothing
You gotta have something
If you wanna be with me

I'm not trying to be your hero
Cause that zero is too cold for me
I'm not trying to be your highness
Cause that minus is too low for me

Nothing from nothing leaves nothing
And I'm not stuffing, believe you me

Don't you remember

I told you I'm a soldier in the war on poverty

Mario Solis-Marich can be heard on Am760 in Denver and at www.GotoMario.com Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM MT.

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