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 Post subject: Obama: Time for 'bickering' is over on health care
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:24 am 
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Obama: Time for 'bickering' is over on health care

WASHINGTON — Shaking off a summer of setbacks, President Barack Obama summoned Congress to enact sweeping health care legislation Wednesday night, declaring the "time for bickering is over" and the moment has arrived to protect millions who have unreliable insurance or no coverage at all.

Obama said the changes he wants would cost about $900 billion over decade, "less than we have spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and less than the tax cuts for the wealthiest few Americans" passed during the Bush administration.

In a televised speech to a joint session of Congress, Obama spoke in favor of a provision for the federal government to sell insurance in competition with private industry. But in a remark certain to displease liberals, he did not insist on it, and said he was open to other alternatives that create choices for consumers.

Obama said he remains ready to listen to all ideas but added in a clear reference to Republicans, "I will not waste time with those who have made the calculation that it's better politics to kill this plan than to improve it."

In an unusual outburst from the Republican side of the House chamber, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., shouted out "You lie" when the president said illegal immigrants would not benefit from his proposals. The president paused briefly and smiled, but from her seat in the visitor's gallery, first lady Michelle Obama shook her head from side to side in disapproval of the interruption. Wilson later apologized for his "lack of civility."


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:15 pm 
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The time for calling for bipartisanship is over, Mr. President.

The GOP is not going to support anything you do.


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 Post subject: Re: Obama: Time for 'bickering' is over on health care
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:36 am 
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If the Baucus plan is followed, people won't even have the 'choice' of not having insurance. What a bonanza for insurance companies!

And we are the only 'first world' country to treat our people so badly on health care!!!

Oh, that is right, we are the most wonderful country in the world...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:03 pm 
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President Barack Obama today became the first president to appear on five Sunday network shows in the same morning, an extraordinary effort to build public support for health care reform, his top domestic priority.

Scroll through the slideshow to watch notable highlights from the Sunday show blitz. Below each of the videos, you'll find write-ups of what was said.


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