Tuesday, December 07, 2010

"Obama Lashes Out At 'Hostage-Taking' Republicans, Sanctimonious Democrats" (with video)

Sam Stein, quoting Barack Obama, with video (32:24).
So I pass a signature piece of legislation where we finally get health care for all Americans, something that Democrats have been fighting for for a hundred years, but because there was a provision in there that they didn't get that would have affected maybe a couple million people, even though we got health insurance for 30 million people, and the potential for lower premiums for 100 million people, that somehow that was a sign of weakness and compromise. MORE...
Howie P.S.: I need a little more explanation about how the public option would have only "affected maybe a couple million people." Only? And I was also under the impression that competition from the lower overhead costs would have benefited all people, by offering more price relief and deficit reduction.

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