Republicans emphasize that financial reform legislation should prevent government bailouts of Wall Street banks, protect small businesses, 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.
After signing health care legislation strongly opposed by the American people, the president is focused on selling the unpopular bill to Americans worried about its effect on jobs and the economy.
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.
Despite strong opposition from the American people and state governments, Democrats continue to push forward with partisan health care legislation filled with tax hikes, Medicare cuts, and premium increases.
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.
The Democratic leadership is applying intense pressure in an attempt to force reluctant Democrats to cast their votes in favor of Senate Democrats' trillion-dollar health care legislation, which would raise taxes, hike health insurance premiums, and cut Medicare.
Senate Republicans emphasize that House members who support the use of the partisan tactic known as reconciliation will bear responsibility for the flawed Senate health care bill's becoming law.
Senate Republicans point out that the partisan health care bill Democrats are trying to ram through Congress will cut Medicare, raise premiums, hike taxes, and drive up the deficit. Republicans are pushing for Congress to start over on health care and move step-by-step in the right direction to draft a bipartisan bill that will actually cut health care costs.