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Old 03-16-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Ingrid Martin Channels Joe the Plumber, Debates Obama After Health Speech

Martin said she opposes Obama's health care plan for philosophical, not parochial reasons, and after his speech, she caught the president's attention.

"I didn't clap and I didn't smile, and I just sort of held firm to my beliefs and held my tongue so I didn't get into any trouble," she recalled. "And I think that, being in the front row, he noticed that because when he came down off the stairs and started shaking hands, when he got to me, he said, 'Thanks for coming,' and he looked at me and said, 'Are you okay?' And I said, 'Yes sir, I just don't support your bill'."

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She told the president he was focused on insurance reform, as opposed to the rising cost of health care, which she believes to be the fundamental problem. Martin stressed her view of the need for tort reform. She also noted: "He said things like, 'Medicare is not going to be affected by this bill,' which is not right."

When Obama said that his bill addressed her concerns, "I just kind of shook my head and said, 'I don't believe it does' -- oh my gosh, I'm calling the president a liar," she added with a nervous laugh. Obama then took Martin's business card and promised to send her information on the bill. While she was not persuaded to change her mind and support Obama's policy, she was impressed with him for engaging her. "He took the time to stop and listen, which I appreciated," she said.


Obama, to his credit, did not make any incriminating statements like he did with Joe - darn it.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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Again with the Tort Reform? Let it go lady, its role in HC/coverage costs is insignificant.

Somebody is pumping this lady full of disinformation.
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