Despite clear opposition from the American people, Democratic leaders in Congress are continuing with their efforts to ram through a bloated, trillion-dollar health care bill that will hike taxes, raise premiums, and cut Medicare. Republicans are urging Democrats to start over and work with Republicans to develop bipartisan health care legislation that will actually lower health care costs.
At a press conference in the US Capitol, Republican leaders warn Democrats not to use the legislative end run known as reconciliation to jam through partisan health care legislation that has already been rejected by the American people. Republicans are urging Democrats to start over on health care and work with Republicans to craft bipartisan legislation that lowers health care costs.
Republicans laid out their health care reform ideas at the White House Health Care Summit last week, emphasizing the need to abandon comprehensive legislation which Congress doesn't do very well and instead move step-by-step in the right direction toward lowering health care costs without driving the country ever deeper into debt.
Over the past year, Republicans have outlined a series of step-by-step health care reforms that will lower costs. Republicans are urging Democrats to abandon their 2700-page, trillion-dollar health care bill, which the American people have already rejected, and instead work with Republicans to craft bipartisan health care legislation.
Feb 23 2010
At a press conference in the US Capitol, Senate Republicans point out that Democrats' words contradict their actions on health care: Democrats may talk about bipartisanship, but they continue to push a partisan health care bill that the American people have already rejected.
Democrats and the White House spend a lot of time talking about bipartisanship, but when it comes time to put their money where their mouth is, Democrats continue to take the partisan route. In the past month alone, Democrats have abandoned a bipartisan jobs bill and continued to push partisan health care legislation.
At a press conference in the US Capitol, Republicans emphasize that Democrats budget will result in more taxes, more spending, and more debt. Democrats may talk about fiscal responsibility, but their budget is just more of the same.
Feb 02 2010
The president's speeches emphasize things like fiscal responsibility and his willingness to work with Republicans, but the reality seldom matches the rhetoric, as the recent release of his bloated budget and his failure to consider Republican ideas on health care make clear.
Jan 28 2010
Rising unemployment and an ever-increasing deficit, a stimulus bill that failed to stimulate the economy, budget-busting health care legislation that would raise taxes and cut Medicare, and broken promises on transparency and closing Guantanamo it hasn't been a very good year for Democrats. Here, the year in review.
Jan 27 2010
Prior to the State of the Union, Senate Republicans discuss three of the most pressing issues facing our nation: the economy, government spending and national security. Senators Mitch McConnell, Lamar Alexander and John Cornyn said they hope President Obama uses his State of the Union to focus on these issues and works with Congress, in a bipartisan fashion, to address these concerns.