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Is this how government is supposed to work, declaring a HOLY WAR?

Reid's legislation would cost less than the healthcare bill passed by the House this month, cited a preliminary estimate by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. It would commit the federal government to about $849 billion in new spending over the next decade to expand coverage, compared with $1.05 trillion in the House bill.

Reid's bill would drive down federal deficits by an estimated $127 billion over the same period, relying on cuts in Medicare spending and on new taxes on healthcare industries, high-end "Cadillac" health plans and wealthy Americans.

The bill would cover an additional 31 million people over the next decade. That would boost the percentage of nonelderly Americans with medical insurance from 83% to 94% over the next decade -- slightly less than the 96% who would be covered by the House bill.

"It's going to be a holy war," Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) said Wednesday evening.


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:27 AM on Nov. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • This is a waste of time and money

    I agree with this part of your statement.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 AM on Nov. 19, 2009


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:28 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • I'm sure he meant it as a figure of speech.


    Answer by SterlingLegend at 9:32 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • grasping....grasping.....grasping.......

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:33 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Keep grasping sweet, someday you may actually get that straw.

    Answer by Carpy at 9:38 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • What grasping, he called it a HOLY WAR. Now we aren't supposed to say LOOK, they are JUST delaying , using ridiculous tactics and trying to get their ideologues on board in their HOLY WAR?

    This is a waste of time and money, they are not involved in the process in good faith


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:47 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Figure of speech.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:48 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • LOL I don't think he meant that in a religious way. But don't forget that his plan lik ethe HOuse plan doesn't have the DOC fix in it. So in all actuality neither one will be under a trillion. Just in case you actually thought it would.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:26 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • I guess this might get rid of our illegal problem. If we get rid of everything that makes us American and the past 20s years that has been happening there is no point to come here. We need health care reform now not 4 years from now. We need to open up so people can go across state lines to buy insurance. We need tort reform so doctors can cut costs not performing defensive medicine. Regulate the insurance industry so they cannot cut coverage or drop coverage due to illness and not allow for pre existing conditions. We don't need a public option. We don't need to threaten employers and citizens for not carrying coverage. Make it more affordable by fixing the flaws.

    This plan is ridiculous anyone with a brain would see that.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 AM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • I think something was left out of this.

    What cracks me up is how they are saying it will save money!! They are going to collect taxes/fines and fees for YEARS before it goes into effect. I would like the CBO to come up with figures for the 2nd 10 years. Now those would be numbers the public would never see!

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:15 PM on Nov. 19, 2009