August 18, 2009

The No card's been played, again

Via Steve Benen at Political Animal comes this story from Politico:

The Senate Republican whip, speaking to reporters on a conference call from his home state of Arizona, said that even if the Democrats do away with a government-run insurance option, the GOP most likely won't support the bill that's being written in the Senate.

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On the nonprofit insurance cooperatives that Sen. Kent Conrad and other centrist Democrats are proposing as an alternative to a public plan, Kyl said it was a "Trojan horse."

"Itís a step towards government-run health care in this country," Kyl said.

O-o-o-kay.

Mr. President, Senators Baucus and Conrad, will you please recognize once and for all that Republicans have no interest in reforming health care. They are actively attempting to defeat it and you. For Republicans, politics supercedes the general welfare. You've just gotten that word from the second-highest ranking Republican in the Senate.

Write the best bill you can, one that's right for the majority of the American people, and send it out of committee.

Posted by Linkmeister at August 18, 2009 10:06 AM | TrackBack
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