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HOUSE GOP LEADER JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH) DELIVERS WEEKLY REPUBLICAN ADDRESS
THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 31, 2009 | Representative John Boehner

Posted on 10/31/2009 11:40:07 AM PDT by TheFreedomPoster

VIDEO: Delivering the weekly Republican address, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) outlined Republicans’ plan to make health care more accessible and affordable for American families at a price our nation can afford. The address highlights the differences between Republicans’ smart, fiscally responsible reforms and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) 1,990-page government takeover of health care.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: 111th; address; boehner; gopresponse; healthcare; pelosi

1 posted on 10/31/2009 11:40:12 AM PDT by TheFreedomPoster
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To: TheFreedomPoster

NObody but Republicans will hear it.


2 posted on 10/31/2009 11:43:49 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: TheFreedomPoster

Republicans’ plan to make health care more accessible and affordable for American families

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Why do they think that is their job?


3 posted on 10/31/2009 11:50:08 AM PDT by rbbeachkid (The ONLY ones able to fix the economy - Small Business Owners!)
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To: STARWISE

Can we get a transcript to send around?


4 posted on 10/31/2009 11:57:39 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: rbbeachkid
Because the voters are not all Conservatives.

There are problems in the health care system that need fixing. DO NOTHING appeals to hard core Conservatives, it does not sell as a message to the masses.

There are problems in Health Care. They have been created by the Government decades of regulation of the system. There are common sense solutions that can be implements to fix the Govt caused flaws in the system

5 posted on 10/31/2009 12:00:21 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Note to the GOP: Do not count your votes until they are cast.)
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To: Hildy

Oh so NObody but Republicans will hear it.

wrong! If everyone uses their e mail list, vwalla!
So what are you waiting for? DO IT!


6 posted on 10/31/2009 12:01:40 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: hoosiermama

Here ya go

http://www.gop.gov/solutions/healthcare


7 posted on 10/31/2009 12:07:40 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: MNJohnnie

The government backing out of private industry is the only thing that is going to have long term benefits. There more they regulate and then make fixes to the regulation messes, the more tangled and broken the situation becomes (in more areas than just health care).


8 posted on 10/31/2009 12:09:21 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (The ONLY ones able to fix the economy - Small Business Owners!)
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To: TheFreedomPoster

Boehner (?-OH) is going to act Republican this week? Hard to believe.


9 posted on 10/31/2009 12:17:40 PM PDT by FreePaul
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To: rbbeachkid
The government backing out of private industry is the only thing that is going to have long term benefits. There more they regulate and then make fixes to the regulation messes, the more tangled and broken the situation becomes (in more areas than just health care).

That is nice as a statement of Libertarian ideology, it is factually incorrect.

Anarchy works only as theory not in fact. Govt is the way we organize our civilization. It has a role in preventing force fraud and abuse. It also is the referee that manages conflict between citizens. Both have a role in any health care system.

For example. Currently government prevents you from buying health care across state lines. One simple fix the Republicans are advocating is portability, Remove the regulations that prevents you from buying any health care plan you wish.

Another thing Govt can do is expand Health Savings Accounts and move the tax break business get from offering health care to the individual.

Then the obvious solution of medical malpractice reform is something only Govt can do since it regulates the courts.

10 posted on 10/31/2009 12:26:53 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Note to the GOP: Do not count your votes until they are cast.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Talking about portability is exactly what I am talking about. The Feds make up rules that ultimately don’t work and then have to make up new ones to fix problems which again produce unintended consequences. Protability should never have been an issue in the first place.

There is civil recourse to many of the issues that the mountains of regulations try to address that work better than those regulations.

Sometimes the referees cause more injustice than the combatants.

I am enjoying the conversation though. ;-)


11 posted on 10/31/2009 12:35:20 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (The ONLY ones able to fix the economy - Small Business Owners!)
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To: rbbeachkid
Me too. I think I misunderstood your point. I took you to mean the Repbs should do nothing. I think what you actually mean is the GOP should focus on fixing what Govt screwed up.

Approach it this way “Here is where Government “trying to reform Health Care” has screwed up the system in the past and here is how we fix it”.

12 posted on 10/31/2009 12:53:06 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Note to the GOP: Do not count your votes until they are cast.)
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To: MNJohnnie

You were right in that I do tend to lean toward the small l libertarian perspective but I am not an anarchist. I believe that disassembling much of what government has created would benefit everyone. That is in opposition to making bigger and better Band-Aids for real or manufactured problems (and they are often manufactured problems).

We have a wonderful system for handling bad behavior and injury without more nannystate oversight.


13 posted on 10/31/2009 1:06:46 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (The ONLY ones able to fix the economy - Small Business Owners!)
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To: MNJohnnie

I don’t agree with you.

I consider myself a “hardcore conservative” .. and I want some of these changes to take place. My health plan has gone up $29 in just 3 years and I’m not getting any more for my money.

We need for insurance to be available across state lines - something similar to auto insurance.

And .. the most important - WE NEED TORT REFORM.


14 posted on 10/31/2009 7:11:32 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (Michael Yon: "The U.S. military is the most respected institution in Iraq.")
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