WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House reached a tentative agreement with union leaders early Thursday to tax high-cost insurance plans, officials said, removing one of the major stumbling blocks in the way of a final compromise on comprehensive health care legislation sought by President Barack Obama.
Archive for January 14th, 2010
Tea party group marches on Annapolis, Ehrlich attends
Maryland’s chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the grassroots group that sponsors “taxpayer tea parties” and that gained newfound attention for its role in raucous summer town hall meetings on health care reform, marched on Annapolis Wednesday night – or at least jumped up and down to stay warm outside the State House as the temperature hovered around freezing.
“”We’re all here tonight because we want change. We want the politicians who work in the buildings around us to understand that government cannot solve all of our problems,” David Schwartz, AFP’s Maryland director, yelled from a makeshift stage erected across the street, beside the governor’s mansion. “Small businesses in this state are hurting. We want them to know that profit and prosperity are not dirty words. They are what makes us great. We need to get government off our backs.”