Skip to comments.GOP Sen. Collins: Health bill is 'too deeply flawed for me to support it'
Posted on 12/15/2009 6:04:16 PM PST by SeattleBruce
"I don't see voting for the current bill that is on the floor, even with the improvements that have been made," Collins said. "I'm very leery of the impact of nearly $500 billion in Medicare cuts, particularly the cuts in home health care, which are completely counterproductive to the goal of lowering costs."
Collins explained that she is continuing to work on the bill not because she intends to vote for it but because, "I think something is going to pass, and I would like to make that bill as good as possible, even if ultimately it's not a bill that I can support."
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“And, of course, by ‘too deeply flawed for me to support it’, I mean I will support it and vote for it.”
Collins won’t go for it?
It must be a real left wing turkey of a bill.
“I think something is going to pass”
Argh...hope she’s wrong!
...well, that’s good news. What about Snowe?
No, she’s just playing hard to get. They don’t call her Coy Collins for nothin’ up their in Maine.
She must have figured out that they don’t need her vote to pass...
The Dem's haven't lost Snowe.
That would be “up there” in Maine. No insult intended for the fine citizens of Maine. Well, at least for the half who are real Mainers. For the imports from Boston and Manhattan, well, “theirs” might be appropriate.
Too ugly to be a Louisianna Purchase whore, so what’s her game? ... Attention whore! In the end, she’ll do as she always does, vote for what Reid tells her to vote for.
Sen. Collins may be getting a clue
For future reference in any and all legislation:
Your president is too deeply flawed for you to support him.
...well, thats good news. What about Snowe?
“While everyone focuses on Sen. Joseph Lieberman and conflict inside the Democratic party, we’ve heard less about another development in the national health care debate: Republicans seem increasingly confident that the two GOP moderates once thought to be possible votes for the Democratic bill, Maine Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, will stay in the opposition camp. Today Collins told reporters that the bill under consideration in the Senate is “too deeply flawed for me to support it.”
“Some more news worth telling: Snowe is rock-solid NO (so no worries) and it is highly, highly unlikely that this is finished by Christmas, leaving the question of whether Senator Reid wants to bring Senators back after Christmas, before New Years. My guess is the whole city would revolt, on both sides of the health care debate.
Everyone is sick of healthcare.”
Excuse my alphabet, but I don’t trust any of these M-Fers!!!!!
If she doesn’t vote for it it’s because she feels the hot breath of the Conservative Revolution breathing down her neck.
But I don’t believe her, not for a second. Her words are a Snowe job.
At least the voters of Maine could be honest and vote for Democrat's instead of infiltrating a once known as conservative party with insurgents.
Thanks. Now on to Ben Nelson.
The Dem’s haven’t lost Snowe.
They may have - see post 13.
I hate to say this, but I think the Reid and Schumer are about done with all the fooling around and that they’re going to go for the 51 vote nuclear option.
If she doesnt vote for it its because she feels the hot breath of the Conservative Revolution breathing down her neck.
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