Skip to comments.McCain sees trouble for health, climate bills [wants the Democrats to do things *his* way]
Posted on 06/19/2009 6:10:45 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two of President Barack Obama's top priorities -- healthcare reform and reducing global warming -- are in disarray on Capitol Hill, with no sign of bipartisan consensus, Senator John McCain said on Friday.
The Arizona Republican, who was defeated by Obama for the presidency last November, said in an interview with Reuters that climate change legislation "is just dead in the water. It's not got momentum."
Efforts to overhaul America's costly healthcare system need to begin anew after the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said a draft bill would cost $1 trillion and insure only 16 million of the 46 million uninsured people, McCain said.
"They just took a body blow," he said of Obama's Democrats. "Whether they recover from it or not, we will probably know in the next few days."
McCain had some stark advice to Democrats writing the legislation: "I think that they should start over."
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McCain said he believed both issues needed to be tackled, but that the administration and Democratic lawmakers were going about them the wrong way, with proposals that could burden taxpayers, business and the economy.
The 72-year-old has been a leading voice for legislation to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.
"Obviously, I believe that climate change is real. I believe we ought to act," McCain said.
(Excerpt) Read more at in.reuters.com ...
I think what he’s saying is that he wants to call it “The McCain-Kennedy National Health Plan.”
>> It’s time to let McQueeg walk the plank.
I don’t disagree, but I think the concept of plank-walking is, you don’t let them walk the plank, you MAKE them walk the plank.
It’s too bad McCain isn’t on board with Obama’s proposals because then I would know for certain they are going to fail.
My apologies—the drive from Charlottesville to Greenville, SC has been long, and my car’s A/C was out. Please forgive me :-)
We have a winner! He's just pissed because he wasn't invited to the party.
>> the drive from Charlottesville to Greenville, SC has been long, and my cars A/C was out.
Hat’s off to you. Hope at least your deodorant was working. :-)
Yup. It works just fine, LOL.
What really sucked was the traffic jam north of Charlotte on 77 southbound.
sounds like inverse porkulus. loaded with obscene taxes and regulations rather than obscene spending.
>> What really sucked was the traffic jam north of Charlotte on 77 southbound.
Yeah, the ol’ 4x70* backup A.C. doesn’t work so well in traffic jams.
* 4 windows down, 70MPH
But after a few miles of stop-and-go, I got pissed, took the nearest exit, stopped at a gas station and found a map that showed me a detour.
Problem solved :-)
And I'm sure this disappoints him greatly.
"They just took a body blow," he said of Obama's Democrats. "Whether they recover from it or not, we will probably know in the next few days." McCain had some stark advice to Democrats writing the legislation: "I think that they should start over."
Noting Obama's success this year in winning passage of a Democratic budget, a $787 economic stimulus bill and expansion of a children healthcare program -- mostly amid Republican opposition, McCain said, "Success breeds success."McCain, you're a asswipe! Why don't you get a clue from Arlen? You'd be much happier.
Friday afternoon, all the government employees hit the road out of Washington about noon and head south.
Well, it was actually due to an accident.
The only difference between RINOs and Bozo are that the RINOs want to able to claim credit for screwing Americans over on health care. You would think McCain would know we don’t need health care reform. This is typical. Instead of coming out against Nationalize health care the GOP simply wants their version. P****s.
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