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Old 02-18-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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The president will outline his specific ideas days before the televised congressional talks planned next week. It marks a change in tack from his approach to let congressional leaders take the lead.

"President Obama, after sustaining months of criticism for not being clear about what he wanted in healthcare legislation, will post specific proposals for a comprehensive plan on the Internet by Monday, according to the White House.

"The posting would come three days before a televised meeting that Obama plans to convene with congressional Democratic and Republican leaders in hopes of restarting his stalled bid to overhaul the nation's healthcare system."

Obama to get specific on healthcare legislation - latimes.com
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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He should have been specific a LONG time ago.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:41 PM
 
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I think he thought he had been.

Little did he know how far people were going to insist on misconstruing.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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Before he was elected President he said he wanted single-payer.

Why doesn't he just go ahead and propose that now? That's what he wants.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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They've had to compromise on just about everything.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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They've had to compromise on just about everything.

Democrats have wanted single-payer for 50 years.

They didn't need one vote from a Republican.

They didn't need to compromise on anything with anyone.
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Well folks, the proposed increase is only about $7,000 a year each. So we won't need any dumb old public option
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Democrats have wanted single-payer for 50 years.

They didn't need one vote from a Republican.

They didn't need to compromise on anything with anyone.
I wouldn't say ALL Democrats wanted single-payer.
My own Democratic Senator talks about how she doesn't want single-payer.
I fully expect her to get voted out in November.

(One of my senators is Blanche Lincoln by the way...)
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I see you are even farther behind the news than thought.

Nothing more than a ploy - the democrats are working on a reconciliation bill at this very moment, to be sprung right after the meeting.

RealClearPolitics - Politics - Feb 18, 2010 - White House: Dems near accord on health care bill (http://realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2010/Feb/18/white_house__dems_near_accord_on_health_care_bill. html - broken link)

FDL News Desk » 20 Senate Democrats On The Record Favoring Reconciliation

So, as we suspected, this is nothing more than a disingenuous, phony circus show from obama.

They will already have a bill ready to go - they are not looking for GOP ideas, or support.
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