Sunday, July 19, 2009

Republicans attempting to kill health care reform by delaying it

And there are some Democrats doing, it TOO!!

Remember, by not getting a health care reform passed, this is a major talking point for the Republicans. And don't think people won't listen, they will.

President Obama's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, accused Senate Republicans on Sunday of trying to kill health care reform by dragging out the legislative process.

Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, Orszag labeled the attempts to push back the health care reform timeline as a "typical Washington bureaucratic game of if you don't have a better alternative just delay in hopes that that kills something."

"We want to get this done by August and we think we can," he added. "There are those that are advocating delay just as a desperation move to try and kill this."

Orszag stressed that not everyone calling for delay had sinister motives. The moderate Democrats in the Senate and Blue Dog Democrats in the House, he said, were "actively participating in the debate and that is great." This past week, Sens. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) Mary Landrieu (La.) and Ron Wyden (Ore.), along with Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) and Maine Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins signed a letter asking to slow down the health care reform debate. read more here....

Ben Nelson and Mary Landrieu takes big money from health care insurance lobbyists, period. We don't need to slow down a debate that we have been having for over 25 years, we need strong legislation favoring the American public. That is what we need, not slowing this debate down, for what? So, it is a red herring to be used against anyone in favor for health care reform or the public option in 2010 or 2012? I sure as hell don't see the Republicans offering ANYTHING in regards to health care, unless they are allowing their lobbyists buddies to write the legislation.

Health care reform is needed and must go through. I believe it will, but what kind of bill will it be? That is the argument right now.

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