President Barack Obama is planning to host a televised meeting with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders on health care reform.
The Feb. 25 meeting is an attempt to reach across the aisle but not a signal that the president plans to start over, as Republicans have demanded, a White House official said.
“I want to come back [after the Presidents Day congressional recess] and have a large meeting — Republicans and Democrats — to go through, systematically, all the best ideas that are out there and move it forward,” Obama said in an interview with Katie Couric during CBS’s Super Bowl pre-game show Sunday.
Obama said he wants to “look at the Republican ideas that are out there.”
“If we can go, step by step, through a series of these issues and arrive at some agreements, then, procedurally, there’s no reason why we can’t do it a lot faster the process took last year,” he said.
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Answer by Crissy1213 at 8:36 PM on Feb. 7, 2010
Of course it means nothing except that Obama wants to look like he is doing something good .I'd watch it because he has not taken the reins from congress
Since when is the president supposed to take control of the congress? Isn't that against the constitution
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Answer by NotPanicking at 12:56 AM on Feb. 8, 2010
Hrmmmmm... Soooooooooo~ he is going to have this televised "summit" to discuss a bipartisan health care reform? BUT ohhhhh wait..... He isn't going to start from scratch. Even though MANY Americans don't like the current LIBERAL special interest PACKED back room deal having health care scam-bill. Yea.. Sounds more like a Publicity stunt and NOT actual attempts for bipartisan solutions... Obama is pissing away this Presidency with talk that does NOT match action.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:01 AM on Feb. 9, 2010