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Compromising already?

Repealing the health care law, with its mandates and subsidies to extend health insurance to nearly all Americans, has been a Republican rallying cry for months but Obama, with his veto power, and the Democrats still in control of the Senate stand in the way. Several Republicans indicated their challenge to the law won't happen overnight when they take power.

"I think it is important for us to lay the groundwork before we begin to repeal this monstrosity," Boehner said. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who survived a tea party challenge in Nevada, said "I'm ready for some tweaking" on the health care law but would fight its repeal. Obama, too, indicated he was open to changes, saying Republicans who complain about the burden on small businesses might have a point. But he was not about to see his signature achievement unravel at its core.


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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 3:42 PM on Nov. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • In the heady election aftermath, some Republicans cautioned their own that they have work to do in building public trust when many Americans are fed up with both parties.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_election_rdp;_ylt=Amo2FmYJnWe9N52dFaJkcWH9xg8F;_ylu=X3oDMTJ0czI4NXN1BGFzc2V0Ay9zL2FwL3VzX2VsZWN0aW9uX3JkcARjY29kZQNtcF9lY184XzEwBGNwb3MDMgRwb3MDMgRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXMEc2xrA3JlcHVibGljYW5zcA--


    Already compromise...this is what is SUPPOSED to happen and what ppl voted for yesterday

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 3:43 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Not a bad beginning...
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 3:50 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • What's the question?
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 3:59 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Not a bad beginning...


    I think this is exactly why yesterday happened

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 4:00 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Honestly, I think it will be a better balanced debate on how to fix his plan and become a combined plan. There is too much danger in a total repeal of it. However, I choose for them to deal with this at a much later date. I want a 3% unemployment rate first.
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 4:03 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • . I want a 3% unemployment rate first.


    LOL..thats probably NOT gonna happen!

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 4:04 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • But I am going with the squeaky wheel approach. First party to get me there gets my support, loudly. Until then, I plan to shout at both. :)
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 4:05 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • URkidding- lofty goal. Unfortunately, what the populace wants is always a very distant priority. Those Congrssional members take care of their own self interests first...seems they run out of time before the country's needs are ever addressed.
    Let the pseudo games begin!
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 4:18 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Sounds good. Now that the Dems actually have to consider what the Repubs think, instead of just locking them out of the room, maybe some real discussions will actually happen.
    SuperChicken

    Answer by SuperChicken at 4:19 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • You said it Chicken!
    Jambo4

    Answer by Jambo4 at 5:04 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

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