PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE PLAN PASSED BY DEMOCRATS
By Synthia Esther
Monday - December 21, 2009
Early monday morning Democrats passed President Obama's New Health Care Plan with support of 58 senators and two independent allies. CBS News, Stephanie Condon reports, "To get that vote, Democratic leaders in the past week have also overcome concerns of moderate senators Joe Lieberman and Ben Nelson, while keeping the support of liberal senators like Bernie Sanders. But they have lost the backing of the liberal grassroots alone the way." Republican John McCain weigh's in on issues such as higher taxes and Medicare cuts voicing both opinion and alarm. McCain's emailed correspondence on December 21, 2009 included the following forecast:
"Early this morning at 1am, the Senate voted 60 to 40 in favor of moving the Democrats' health care bill forward. The final vote to pass the bill is scheduled for Christmas Eve, and I pledge to you that I will not only continue to cast my vote against this bill, but will actively fight it every step along the way.
Democrats have used Bernie Madoff-style accounting to assess the cost of health care reform. And when this bill becomes law, the reality of higher taxes and Medicare cuts for seniors will settle in on the American public.
President Obama made a promise when he campaigned for president to sit down and negotiate health care reform with Republicans and Democrats. He also promised C-SPAN cameras would be in the room. But, that was all campaign rhetoric. This disastrous health care bill was negotiated behind closed doors and Republicans were never brought into the negotiations.
The result is a health care bill supported by 60 Democratic Senators, but opposed by 60% of the American public.
My friend, we must resolve today to do everything in our power to continue fighting against the government takeover of our health care system. My fellow Republican Senators and I have done everything in our power to stop this legislation, but the reality is that Democrats have 60 seats in the Senate and we have 40 seats...."
Chairman, Country First PAC
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