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Obama defends call for broad health care overhaul

July 18th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Obama defends call for broad health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his broad health care overhaul, calling it fiscally sound and urging Congress not to squander its moment to pass reform. Stepping up their criticism, Republicans cast the plan as a financial burden that shouldn’t be rushed.

Adopting an aggressive tone, Obama spent a sixth consecutive day pushing for his top domestic priority. Growing resistance on Capitol Hill - including from conservative Democrats - has left White House officials worried they face a tougher route to legislation than they had anticipated.

“This is what the debate in Congress is all about: whether we’ll keep talking and tinkering and letting this problem fester as more families and businesses go under and more Americans lose their coverage,” Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address. “Or whether we’ll seize this opportunity - one we might not have again for generations - and finally pass health insurance reform this year, in 2009.”

The president’s comments come at the end of a week of tumult for the legislation.

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Obama defends call for broad health care overhaul

Barack Hussein Obama is, without a doubt, the biggest nimrod to EVER inhabit the Oval Office.

This ObamaCare BS will be the death of America if allowed to pass, and will be the death of many Americans, literally. Socialized medicine is being forced on this nation in an effort to drive us further into the clutches of SOCIALISM, and that is ALL socialized medicine is good for!

WASHINGTON — A half-dozen centrist senators, including Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., are seeking to slow down the rush to health care reform, asking the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate for “additional time to achieve a bipartisan result.”

The letter, sent Friday, was signed by Democrats Landrieu, Ron Wyden of Oregon and Ben Nelson of Nebraska; Independent Democrat Joe Lieberman of Connecticut; and Republicans Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine.

It represents disappointing news for President Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress who are pressing for quick action on changing the health care system.

It won quick praise from Dave Tarver, executive vice president of the Louisiana State Medical Society, who said it was just what was needed to slow what he described as the Obama administration’s “blitzkrieg to just throw (health care reform) together and ram it through.”

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Sen. Mary Landrieu says health reform will take time

With any luck at all, the Blue Dog Dems will, with the help of a few RINOs, and the REAL Conservatives of the Senate, stave off this debacle in waiting. Lord knows, Snowe and Collins are the epitome of RINOism.

If not, you’d better hold onto your hats folks, it’s going to be a wild ride!


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