However, not all of the blue dogs are supporting their coalitions stances. Rep. Loretta Sanchez(D-CA-47) came out Friday in support of a strong public plan. Rep. Sanchez, unlike some of her other blue dogs, understands that the public plan is way to save money. In fact, an early Congressional Budget Office report says that the public option will save $150 billion dollars over 10 years.
For understanding that the public option is the fiscally responsible option we are proud to name Rep. Loretta Sanchez as this week's Backbencher of the Week.