fact, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) “has repeatedly pledged to Republicans that the health bill and any manager’s amendment would be posted online for at least 72 hours before the House votes,” and he promised again this week.
At a press conference this morning, a reporter turned the tables on Boehner and asked whether he’d post the GOP plan for 72 hours. Boehner declined to make such a pledge:
Q: Will the Republicans put their alternative online for 72 hours as well?
BOEHNER: Uh, we’ll uh, we’ll have our ideas ready. Don’t worry.
Why won’t Bohner post the GOP plan? Because he doesn’t have one. Later in the press conference, this minor detail was revealed when a reporter pressed Boehner for a GOP alternative plan:
Q: Is it your plan to have one Republican alternative that you all would get behind and endorse?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:23 PM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 4:36 PM on Oct. 29, 2009
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Answer by LoriKeet at 4:52 PM on Oct. 29, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:57 PM on Oct. 29, 2009
How sick and twisted of a partisan hack are you to campaign in favor of not disclosing legislation to the American people prior to a vote if doing so means you can take an unfounded dig at the other party?
I am not, I am told everyday on here the republican plan is better...umm, which plan is that? The one Eric Cantor doesn;t know about or the one that John Boehner doesn;t know about??
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:10 PM on Oct. 29, 2009
Ummmmm...has anyone seen the Harry Ried plan or how its supposed to work? I thought it was still being held back till they got the CBO numbers THEN if the CBO numbers are good I guess they will have to RUSH it through before anyone can read it :) As for the Repub ideas. They aren't hidden. They are FOR things like tort reform and open state lines and going after wasteful spending. I dont see how taking over a faulty system and making no improvements helps anything. Medicaid is drowning and Medicare is right behind it! So the govt takes over....which is what will be the ultimate result of the public "option" and the govt takes EVERYTHING with it!
Answer by momof030404 at 5:24 PM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:24 PM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:41 PM on Oct. 29, 2009
Next question overall
How do I reach let down when trying to nurse/pump?