At a press conference in the US Capitol, Senate Republicans emphasize that financial reform legislation must protect small businesses, eliminate bailouts, and end the notion of "too big to fail." Democrats are asking Americans to trust them, just as they asked Americans to trust them with the new health care law which, as the nonpartisan Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported this week, will increase health care costs. Republicans are determined to avoid a repeat of the health care bill and are demanding proof that the law will not harm Main Street businesses.
As the bloated health care bill and the bailout provisions in the financial regulation legislation demonstrate, Democrats are failing to address the American people's concerns about jobs and the economy. Meanwhile, Republicans are pushing for legislation that addresses Americans priorities: creating jobs, growing the economy, and keeping terrorists off American soil.
Republican senators urge Senate Democrats not to yield to pressure from those who are pushing partisan financial reform legislation. Instead, Senate Democrats should work with Republicans to pass a bipartisan bill that will protect taxpayers, eliminate bailouts, and end the notion of too big to fail.
Americans around the country are worried about how government is spending their hard-earned tax dollars, but Democrats don't seem to be getting the message. Instead, they are pushing legislation that continues Wall Street bailouts.
Republican senators emphasize that they are interested in bipartisan financial reform legislation that will not provide an endless stream of taxpayer dollars to bail out Wall Street banks.
Senate Republicans point out that the partisan health care reconciliation bill Democrats are attempting to force through the Senate contains even more taxes and greater Medicare cuts than the original Senate health care bill.
Democrats are continuing to ignore the American people's desire for Congress to scrap the trillion-dollar Senate health care bill, which would raise taxes, hike health insurance premiums, and cut Medicare. Instead of starting over and working with Republicans to draft bipartisan health care legislation, the Democratic leadership is attempting to force reluctant Democrats to vote for the Senate's bloated bill.