Skip to comments.NYT: DEMS PLAN TO GO IT ALONE ON HEATHCARE... DEVELOPING...(Drudge)
Posted on 08/18/2009 5:16:39 PM PDT by MeekOneGOPEdited on 08/18/2009 8:43:13 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
NYT: DEMS PLAN TO GO IT ALONE ON HEATHCARE... DEVELOPING...
Democrats see little chance for GOP cooperation on health care
By Carl Hulse and Jeff Zeleny
New York Times
Posted: 08/18/2009 07:05:52 PM PDT
Updated: 08/18/2009 07:05:53 PM PDT
WASHINGTON Given hardening Republican opposition to congressional health care proposals, Democrats now say they see little chance for the minority's cooperation in approving any overhaul, and are increasingly focused on drawing support for a final plan from within their own ranks.
Top Democrats said Tuesday that their go-it-alone view was being shaped by what they saw as Republicans' purposely strident tone against health care legislation during this month's congressional recess, as well as remarks by leading Republicans that current proposals were flawed beyond repair.
The White House spokesman, Robert Gibbs, said of Republican lawmakers, "Only a handful seem interested in the type of comprehensive reform that so many people believe is necessary to ensure the principles and the goals that the president has laid out."
The Democratic shift may not make producing a final bill much easier. The party must still reconcile the views of moderate and conservative Democrats worried about the cost and scope of the legislation with those of more progressive lawmakers determined to win a government-run insurance option to compete with private insurers..........
Just a headline on Drudge right now.
Go ahead... knock yourselves out.
The nuclear option?
LOL. The Democrats can pass anything it wants. The Reps can’t stop them. Far better for them to own it alone. Hopefully, we can make them pay a price for that decision.
This is breaking on Drudge and it says per the NY Slimes.
Pingin’ my General Interest and Texas Lists here cuz I thought you’d wanna know!
Ping! Ping! Ping!
They will totally own this bastard. Its spectacular fail when they actually try to roll it out will put the Democrats in the dustbin of history.
These power-mad Marxist fools must have their POWER AND CONTROL. This is NOT about health care.
Go ahead...here some rope. Knock yourselves out.
Unfortunately, we'll be the ones paying the price.
ah socialism. who cares what the people think.
Rush should move back to New York so he can move out again.
“Sreamin” Howie Dean was braggin bout this over the weekend.
As I’ve posted on prev threads, the dems claim to be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel because THEY WON, but betin some of them are beginning to recognize “that sound” as a train coming.
No it isn't! From what we've seen in recent years to present, I believe gridlock is what we need. A government that governs least governs best!
The sheer scope makes this impractical. It is unprecedented in the world. Canada may look like it’s big, but California alone has more people. This is a set up for a massive fail.
I understand that the bill won’t really kick in until 2013. And if he gets a second term he will really start doing what he wants. Scary. That’s criminal. In other words, the American people are saying no, protesting at town halls, somrhing most of them never did in their lives. And Obama says “too damn bad”.
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