January 17, 2007

MUST HAVE CHEEKS LIKE DIZZIE TO GET HIS TONGUE THAT DEEP:

Court Rules for Wal-Mart in Maryland Suit (MICHAEL BARBARO, 1/17/07, NY Times)

A federal appeals court ruled today that Maryland violated federal law when it required Wal-Mart Stores to increase spending on employee health insurance, in a decision that appears likely to end a bitter yearlong legal battle that pitted state legislators, organized labor and health care advocates against the nation's largest retailer.

The 2-to-1 ruling by a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is a major setback -- if not a fatal blow -- for a nascent campaign, called "fair share," that sought to move millions of America's working poor off of state-sponsored insurance programs, like Medicaid, and on to employer-based plans.


Even a Timesman can't seriously believe there's any purpose but to screw Wal-Mart.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 17, 2007 9:12 PM
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