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Obama calls for talks with GOP on health care, then vote by Congress(Still trying to make it happen)
cnn ^ | 2/4/10

Posted on 02/05/2010 8:44:55 AM PST by bestintxas

President Obama called Thursday for high-level talks with Republicans to work out a compromise on health care legislation, then putting the resulting bill to a vote in Congress.

"If Congress decides we're not going to do it, even after all the facts are laid out, after all the options are clear, then the American people can make a judgment as to whether this Congress has done the right thing for them or not," Obama said. "That's how democracy works."

Obama's comments were the first clear signal from the White House or Democrats in Congress on how they would proceed on a top legislative priority after losing their 60-seat super-majority in the Senate.

Republican Scott Brown was sworn in as the new U.S. senator from Massachusetts earlier Thursday, leaving the Democrats one vote shy of being able to overcome GOP filibusters of health care reform and other major initiatives.

Asked at a party fund-raising event about the Democratic strategy for health care reform going forward, Obama said Democratic leaders in the House and Senate were working out differences in the separate health care bills passed by each chamber last year.

Once that was finished, Obama said, the next step would be "to call on our Republican friends to present their ideas."

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KEYWORDS: deathpanels; hillarycare; obama; obamacare; romneycare
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I think the GOP idea should be "Throw out this garbage and start all over again."
1 posted on 02/05/2010 8:44:55 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

If the GOP hasn’t got the message by now, there’s no hope for them. What is it about a devastating trifecta of Dem losses they don’t understand?


2 posted on 02/05/2010 8:47:07 AM PST by Starboard
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To: bestintxas

Here’s two ideas for you Zero:

1.Let people buy insurance across state lines

2.Institute tort reform

Those are the only winners that Conservatives will support. Those would dramatically bring down the cost of Healthcare in our country. But you get too much money from those entities to do those two things, don’t you?


3 posted on 02/05/2010 8:47:33 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: bestintxas

Well, idle hands are the devil’s workshop. It’s nice to give them something to do until November. I mean, really, how long can you sit and do nothing? I mean, I could use a few days off to stare at a plant, but there comes a point when I become the object of my observation.


4 posted on 02/05/2010 8:47:47 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: bestintxas

He needs to put down the crack pipe and slowly back away...


5 posted on 02/05/2010 8:47:49 AM PST by Tonytitan
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To: bestintxas

He’s trying to shift the blame to Congress and specifically Republicans for the failure to pass HC. Nice try Barry. Your Health Care Plan sucks and no one wants it.


6 posted on 02/05/2010 8:48:30 AM PST by teddyballgame
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To: bestintxas
Or how about...

"...I think the GOP idea should be "Throw out this garbage and start all over again."

7 posted on 02/05/2010 8:48:49 AM PST by skimbell
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To: originalbuckeye

“Here’s two ideas for you Zero:

1.Let people buy insurance across state lines

2.Institute tort reform

Those are the only winners that Conservatives will support. Those would dramatically bring down the cost of Healthcare in our country. But you get too much money from those entities to do those two things, don’t you?”

Today’s winner!!


8 posted on 02/05/2010 8:49:45 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: originalbuckeye

you forgot

3) Make self-purchased insurace ta-deductable JUST LIKE IT IS WHEN YOU PURCHASE IT THROUGH YOUR EMPLOYER

After all, health care is a ‘right’ isn’t it? why would they want to tax it?


9 posted on 02/05/2010 8:50:46 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: bestintxas

If the Dems and Jack Squat are not willing to scrap the entire existing healthcare legislation as it is now and start the process over, one response: Hell NO!


10 posted on 02/05/2010 8:51:12 AM PST by cranked
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To: bestintxas
Once that was finished, Obama said, the next step would be "to call on our Republican friends to present their ideas."

Right! Because the Dems don't have a clue about what to do next.

11 posted on 02/05/2010 8:51:15 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (11/02/10)
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To: skimbell

Hey Obama why don’t you try forcing some of your other loser issues on your agenda down the throats of Americans like Cap & Tax, Immigrtion reform, you’re well on your way to losing the House and the Senate. Keep it up Barry, you’re deulusional.


12 posted on 02/05/2010 8:51:15 AM PST by teddyballgame
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To: originalbuckeye
Bingo!

The GOP needs to talk about those two things non-stop.

13 posted on 02/05/2010 8:52:28 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: bestintxas
Good Lord!


14 posted on 02/05/2010 8:52:34 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error!)
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To: bestintxas
It's as simple as 1-2-3:

1. Tort reform.

2.Ability to purchase across state lines.

3. No public option .

15 posted on 02/05/2010 8:52:45 AM PST by Reo
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To: bestintxas

Odumbo must know it is 330 in the morning and the gop is the only one in the bar to take home


16 posted on 02/05/2010 8:53:05 AM PST by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: bestintxas

Why would the GOP saddle up their horses to ride with NaBamoleon to his Waterloo?


17 posted on 02/05/2010 8:53:14 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: bestintxas

They should just say to him “Hey Barry, we won”. Short memory Hussein?


18 posted on 02/05/2010 8:54:14 AM PST by poobear
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To: bestintxas

He’s going on a Rino safari.


19 posted on 02/05/2010 8:54:32 AM PST by lacrew (Barack Obama is always the least experienced most condescending guy in the room. (Rush))
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To: originalbuckeye

Might I add, taxing employer paid insurance as income.


20 posted on 02/05/2010 8:56:45 AM PST by Roccus (ABLE DANGER?????...................What's an ABLE DANGER???)
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