From media matters:"Media outlets continue to uncritically report Sen. Joe Lieberman's (I-CT) statement that he will oppose cloture for the Senate health care reform bill because he believes the opt-out public option provision Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said will be included in the bill would increase the national debt and burden the taxpayers. However, while Reid's bill has not yet been released, every proposed bill with a public option thus far has required that those who enroll in the plan cover its costs through premiums, rather than have the plans be paid for through federal revenues." Full article here.Senator Lieberman is not interested in debate on the public option. He'll take softball questions, but he wont risk exposing himself to anyone who can hold him accountable for threatening to filibuster legislation that 68% of the voters in his own state of Connecticut want. See second video.
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