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.
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.