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McCain sees trouble for health, climate bills [wants the Democrats to do things *his* way]
Reuters ^ | 2009-06-19 | Richard Cowan & Simon Denyer

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 ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
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It's time to let McQueeg walk the plank.
1 posted on 06/19/2009 6:10:46 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

I think what he’s saying is that he wants to call it “The McCain-Kennedy National Health Plan.”


2 posted on 06/19/2009 6:12:28 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rabscuttle385

>> 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.


3 posted on 06/19/2009 6:13:23 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Dick Bachert; 50mm; stockpirate; Eaker; ducdriver; ChrisInAR; AvOrdVet; MaggieCarta; indylindy; ...

The Juan McCain Truth File.

"I have great respect for Al Gore."
—John McCain, October 2, 2008

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4 posted on 06/19/2009 6:13:52 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


5 posted on 06/19/2009 6:14:12 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Nervous Tick; upchuck

Fair point.

My apologies—the drive from Charlottesville to Greenville, SC has been long, and my car’s A/C was out. Please forgive me :-)


6 posted on 06/19/2009 6:14:49 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Cicero
"I think what he’s saying is that he wants to call it “The McCain-Kennedy National Health Plan.”"

We have a winner! He's just pissed because he wasn't invited to the party.

7 posted on 06/19/2009 6:15:05 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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8 posted on 06/19/2009 6:16:23 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

fyi


9 posted on 06/19/2009 6:18:39 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

>> the drive from Charlottesville to Greenville, SC has been long, and my car’s A/C was out.

Hat’s off to you. Hope at least your deodorant was working. :-)


10 posted on 06/19/2009 6:19:58 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Yup. It works just fine, LOL.

What really sucked was the traffic jam north of Charlotte on 77 southbound.


11 posted on 06/19/2009 6:21:08 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385
A nearly 1,000-page climate change bill in the House of Representatives was nothing more than "a grab-bag of special interests for everybody,"

sounds like inverse porkulus. loaded with obscene taxes and regulations rather than obscene spending.

12 posted on 06/19/2009 6:22:53 PM PDT by Need4Truth (Washington DC is a foreign entity.)
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To: rabscuttle385

>> 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


13 posted on 06/19/2009 6:28:19 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I know.

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 :-)


14 posted on 06/19/2009 6:31:16 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385
McCain sees trouble for health, climate bills

And I'm sure this disappoints him greatly.

15 posted on 06/19/2009 6:33:26 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
"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."

16 posted on 06/19/2009 6:33:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: rabscuttle385
From the article:
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.
17 posted on 06/19/2009 8:50:20 PM PDT by upchuck (In memory of my Hero, my Dad. 08/13/17 - 05-31-96 I miss you every day.)
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To: rabscuttle385
What really sucked was the traffic jam north of Charlotte on 77 southbound.

Friday afternoon, all the government employees hit the road out of Washington about noon and head south.

18 posted on 06/19/2009 8:57:32 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

Well, it was actually due to an accident.


19 posted on 06/19/2009 8:58:09 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


20 posted on 06/19/2009 9:01:52 PM PDT by calex59
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To: rabscuttle385

That also, happened to me last week at mile marker 87, just north of the 80 exit south for 77, a white pickup crossed the median and hit a car. I was the tenth vehicle back and got by before they closed the road.


21 posted on 06/19/2009 9:15:07 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

Sheesh.


22 posted on 06/19/2009 9:16:55 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

McStupid believes climate change is real.

The climate changes every day where I live, McNumbnuts!


23 posted on 06/19/2009 9:35:05 PM PDT by exit82 (The Obama Cabinet: There was more brainpower on Gilligan's Island.)
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To: rabscuttle385; IrishCatholic; Normandy; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Thanx !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

24 posted on 06/20/2009 2:31:27 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" - Lady Thatcher)
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