Saturday, September 20, 2003

Dubya takes Prop 12 on the road.

Trial lawyers, says the President in today's weekly radio address, are driving up health care costs and taking their fees away from deserving plaintiffs: "I have proposed reasonable limits on the lawsuits that are raising health care costs for everyone. . . . [And] we need to address the broader problems of frivolous litigation. We need effective legal reforms that will make sure that settlement money from class actions and other litigation goes to those harmed, and not to trial lawyers." As pointed out by AP writer Jennifer Loven (see, e.g., the San Francisco Chronicle's version of the AP story), this is a theme that Bush got mileage out of when he was governor and he has to be thinking it has a great populist ring to it for the upcoming election year.
posted by tommayo, 2:56 PM

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