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It took the president six months to decide how long and which puppy he was going to have. ... To expect Congress to do something on major health care reform in six days is totally irresponsible...

"Most of us believe that the decision as to major reform of how Americans get their health care in this country deserves at least as much time and deliberation as it would take to select a puppy to live in the White House,"

"It took the president six months to decide how long and which puppy he was going to have. ... To expect Congress to do something on major health care reform in six days is totally irresponsible."

What are your thoughts?
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/07/24/health.care.republican/

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 8:46 AM on Jul. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • That quote was from Nathan Deal, R-Georgia.

    I think people need to see that Republicans on the Hill want health care reform too... Just not one that is RUSHED down the throat of the American People. So, why don't they work together and come up with a BIPARTISAN solution. It would be better for Pelosi and Obama's future if they did, don't you think?
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:48 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • The bill has been written by dems for a while and held under wraps. They want it rushed through because they don't want the public to have time to read it. Thank God for the Bluedogs. The more the bill has time to be analyzed the more people are against the shocking aspects of it.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:21 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • I don't like the way everything is getting pushed through without review. In the last six months, we have had a stimulus bill go through unread, cap & trade go through unread, and now medical is being forced through, even though President Obama admits they haven't worked out the details and no one knows how it will work, and it hasn't been read, either.

    We, as Americans, are told frequently to read contracts thoroughly before signing. We all have seen people being burned by not reading the fine print. In this case, the people of America are the ones getting burned.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:23 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • It's not exactly being "rushed." As Republicans are so often saying, the man has been in office since January 20, which makes it 6 months, and the proposals have been talked about since last summer. when the bones of the proposal Obama wanted was laid out, in fairly decent detail. As far as "bipartisanship," I have some quotes for you:

    "I just hope the President keeps talking about it, keeps trying to rush it through. We can stall it. And that’s going to be a huge gain for those of us who want to turn this thing over in the 2010 election."
    Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma

    "If we're able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him." Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC).
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:25 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Well stacy if he and Pelosi and them aren't going to play fair then screw em.Yes the dems have had this and they got their dem majority and figured they had it made in the shade and anything and everything they wanted would slide right through.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:33 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • It would be really nice if they could come up with something and it not be yet another added government controlled program.That is just going to be adding another MESS there is no question about it.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:35 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Well stacy if he and Pelosi and them aren't going to play fair then screw em.
    ______________________________
    Well, there's your bipartisanship! lol
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:37 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • It would be really nice if they could come up with something and it not be yet another added government controlled program.
    _________________________
    Then Republicans should come up with a feasible alternative, rather than playing politics. The dems in the house and congress are representatives of their constituents, just like the Repubs. They are not interested in doing something that won't work, just to rub it in Republican's faces. A lot of Republicans, however, are playing politics, spreading misinformation, and using scare tactics. And they are doing this for political reasons, and admitting it in public!
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:42 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • From what I understand stacy repubs have tried to offer alternatives but they are shut out.Come on the dems got their majority and figured it would be smooth sailing and then some of their bit.As already stated they could sign off on this bill without any of the repubs..but 52 dems do not like it...FIFTY TWO.I guess you'd say all of them are just no good pos though lol.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:48 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • The Republicans have come up with a feasible alternative, it was shot down entirely by the Democrats.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:49 AM on Jul. 25, 2009

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