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Posted on 07/01/2012 10:17:07 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Schumer: Repeal will cost GOP in election By Meghashyam Mali - 07/01/12 12:05 PM ET
Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday warned Republicans that they would suffer at the polls if they continued to push for a repeal of the presidents healthcare reform bill.
If Republicans make that their number one issue, the repeal of healthcare, they are certainly going to lose the election, in the House and the Senate and the presidency, said Schumer on CBSs Face the Nation.
Bottom line is most Americans are not for repeal. If you look at all the polls, a little more than a third are for repeal, he said.
Congressional Republicans and GOP presidential candidate have vowed to undo the law, after the Supreme Court upheld much if the Affordable Care Act in a 4-4 ruling Thursday.
A House vote on repeal is expectd on July 11 and Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that senators will need only 51 votes under reconciliation to repeal the health law after the high court said a central provision, the individual mandate, was constitutional under Congresss taxing powers.
Schumer though cautioned Republicans that calling for full repeal would kill many popular provisions in the bill, including many that GOP lawmakers backed.
The bill overall people do not want repealed, insisted Schumer.
House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday said he supported full repeal despite the presence of some good measures in the legislation. He promised that lawmakers would take up those individual provisions through a step-by-step approach, but only after the full law was voided.
Also appearing on CBS, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) reiterated GOP criticisms of the bill, saying it was fundamentally flawed and did little to address the real issues with healthcare.
The disease is healthcare costs too much and with the Affordable Care Act its going to cost a whole lot more, said Coburn. Now the estimate with the Supreme Court ruling is about $1.9 trillion.
We have to fix the problems not the symptoms and youre hearing all this politics about it, what we should have is real access and real care for people without an insurance company or the government between the patient and the physican. Weve not done that with this bill and a lot of the programs that are out there today dont do it and we need to change healthcare in America, but what weve done is make the problem worse not better, he added.
The Oklahoma senator also defended his statement made last week to a local state newspaper that the healthcare reform bill would Sovietize medicine in the U.S.
Asked about those remarks, Coburn responded, that means that the bureaucrats and politicians are in charge of your healthcare and thats exactly what this has done. Theres not going to be individual choice.
Schumer said that GOP lawmakers should shift their attention from healthcare to passing measures to help boost the economy.
"The number one thing people want us to focus on is jobs, the economy, increase middle class paychecks, Schumer said. The GOP is in a box, the Tea Party is pulling them over to talk about repeal, thats only six or seven in the polls. The economy, jobs, paychecks number one.
The way we get back to Congress its going to be a great contrast, he said. They are going to vote on repeal of healthcare, litigating a battle thats been going on for four years that the American people want us to move on and we are going to put forward a small business jobs tax cut.
Schumer also took a shot at GOP claims that the healthcare bill was a tax increase. Mitt Romneys in a total pickle here. He prescribed this. This was his bill, said Schumer, referring to the healthcare reform package Romney signed as governor of Massachusetts. Speaker Boehner is saying its a tax increase are they going to say that Mitt Romney passed the biggest tax increase in Massachusetts? Forget about it.
Democrats have rebuffed Romney's criticisms of the president's healthcare plan, by claiming the reforms he implemented in Massachusetts were a blueprint for the administration. Romney though has said that he never intended those measures to be implemented nationally.
Hey Chuckie, a little reverse psychology in action? Make us think repeal will hurt us and then we won’t? Sorry, Mr. Illinois-Is-In-A-Mess-Because-Of-Democrats, it ain’t gonna work.
Even if he’s correct (he’s not) and a third of the population want healthcare repealed, let’s not forget the other third that want jobs and budget restraint and the other third that want border protection and immigration reform...and the one percent that want gay marriage overturned.
This is not a test for several supposed “conservative” Democrats in the Senate, but for Republicans. THEY are the true subverters of this country now.
He’s right in a sense; we need to make the economy our number one issue. “Repeal ObamaCare because it’s bad for the economy” instead of just “Repeal ObamaCare”.
What a Smuck...Only Chucky and his ilk could call a massive tax increase, not a tax increase and predict doom. Considering the number of idiots in NY you are safe Chuck, but expect the butt kicking that is comming. Idiot.
That’s the demographic that both political parties have been soliciting and feeding debt/revenues to for decades. Men will just watch the show for a while. Have fun. Enjoy the slide.
In other words “Oh PLEASE, don’t throw me in da briar patch !”
I’m sure the moderates in the Republican party agree.
Schumer just got his ass handed to him. Good Night you flaming communist dipshit. Have fun in the minority for a looooong time.
Schumer has read the Dear Leader’s memo.
Right, and the sixty-three new House members, thirteen new senators, ten new governors and seven hundred new legislators that won in 2010 back him up in this opinion.
Yeah? bet me!
Repeal Commiecare. It's a start.
How nice of Mr Schumer to be looking out for his political enemies’ interests.
And as a final argument, the Repubs should emphasize that The Dems have exempted themselves!
Tanks fer lookin out Chuckie.
“Delusional. A combination of age and over medication.”
I don’t think so.
He was born an idiot.
He was raised an idiot.
He has lived his life as an idiot.
He’s going to die an idiot.
Age and medication has nothing to do with him being an idiot.
“Is he a liar, stupid or both.”
Schumer is stupid:
This must be true. Chucky and the ny slimes always have the GOPS best interest in mind
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