The President on Health Care

The President spends his weekly address on health care, talking about the past failure of a patient bill of rights, and decrying the parliamentary obstruction of the Republican Party on health care. Meanwhile the Senate Democrats continue to struggle to get to sixty, with Ben Nelson proving a difficult vote to corral. The newest iteration drops the Medicare buy in that had been put in to replace the (watered down) public option, which was dropped. The Dems are struggling, with some on the left calling for the defeat of this bill. Paul Krugman weighed in this week, calling for passage of the bill despite the anger being felt by many over some of the horse trading that has watered down the bill. Read the Krugman column here.

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2 Responses to The President on Health Care

  1. Jules Gordon says:

    Your Honor,
    I am quite impressed with way your ‘friends’ are managing this horror show.

    I agree with the DailyKos, put this thing out of its misery, kill it.

    (strange bed fellows, eh)

    Jules

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  2. Fred Mertz says:

    Mr. Mayor:

    What a wonderful world this would be if there were at least a handful of Republican senators willing to work for good of their fellow men instead of their narrow political interests.

    Peace on Earth, goodwill towards men.

    Seems a strange juxtaposition to me.

    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+25%3A31-46&version=NIV

    Merry Christmas, all who read and post here.

    -FM

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