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.
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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.
McStupid believes climate change is real.
The climate changes every day where I live, McNumbnuts!