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Reps. John Boccieri and Charlie Wilson announce they'll back health care bill
plain dealer ^ | 3-18-10 | Sabrina Eaton

Posted on 03/19/2010 8:10:44 AM PDT by smokingfrog

Ohio Democrats John Boccieri of Alliance and Charlie Wilson of St. Clairsville came off the fence on health care today and announced they'll support the $940 billion package the House of Representatives will consider on Sunday.

Boccieri announced his decision at a Capitol Hill press conference surrounded by constituents with difficulties who are having difficulties finding medical insurance and paying health care bills.

"These families are the face of the 16th congressional district and the face of Ohio," Boccieri said. "A lot of people are telling me this decision could cost me my job. There are a lot of lies and fearmongering."

Boccieri voted against the bill the House of Representatives approved last year because he felt that it would cost too much. The old version of the bill cost more than $1 trillion.

(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: obamacare

1 posted on 03/19/2010 8:10:44 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
"A lot of people are telling me this decision could cost me my job.."

It will. Bank on it.


2 posted on 03/19/2010 8:12:22 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (American exceptionalism - for liberals, it's like garlic to a vampire)
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To: smokingfrog

Their chances of getting re-elected is now nil.


3 posted on 03/19/2010 8:12:59 AM PDT by Piquaboy (Military veteran of 22 years in Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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To: smokingfrog

“A lot of people are telling me this decision could cost me my job. There are a lot of lies and fearmongering.”

That is not a lie John. If you are afraid, it’s not fearmongering, it’s fearing reality.


4 posted on 03/19/2010 8:13:27 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: smokingfrog
The old version of the bill cost more than $1 trillion.

Got it ... a trillion is too much ... but 940 billion is a bargain. ... Right ...

5 posted on 03/19/2010 8:14:25 AM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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To: reagan_fanatic

Reps. John Boccieri and Charlie Wilson LOOOOOOOVE dead babies.


6 posted on 03/19/2010 8:14:25 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/TeddyVWad.jpg)
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To: Piquaboy

“Their chances of getting re-elected is now nil.”

Boccieri doesn’t have the luxury of a totally looney district like Kucinich has. Boccieri will pay for this with his job. I hope he’s ok with that?


7 posted on 03/19/2010 8:14:56 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: smokingfrog

So how much was their price? Inquiring minds wanna know!


8 posted on 03/19/2010 8:15:46 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: smokingfrog

You are dead meat this November John. You can count on it.


9 posted on 03/19/2010 8:17:13 AM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: smokingfrog

Two more whores for Obama’s Brothel.


10 posted on 03/19/2010 8:17:22 AM PDT by GnL
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To: dartuser

One thing that history has taught us, is that we NEVER learn from history. The system that is broken, will hit the fan, and no one will control the fall out, marshall law will go into affect, and we will follow the example of Nazi Germany and fiscally bankrupt Argentina.


11 posted on 03/19/2010 8:17:40 AM PDT by rovenstinez (All)
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To: smokingfrog
The President's arrogance has rubbed off on these two!

Get this: it is not about your job! It is about the future liberty of a nation! You two, and all your arrogant fellow Democrats are to be merely the "tools" by which the Founders' protections for "the People's" liberty was submerged and the "light of liberty" dimmed for the entire world.

Read these from John Adams and see your role for what it is:

"John Adams, The Works of John Adams, vol. 4 (Novanglus, Thoughts on Government, Defence of the Constitution) - NO. III. - paragraph 144

Obista principiis (translation: resist the beginnings), nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society."

12 posted on 03/19/2010 8:18:31 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: GnL

Lei e’un cafone stronzo Boccieri!


13 posted on 03/19/2010 8:19:14 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: smokingfrog
Ah well, stupid is as stupid does. Apparently, Rep. Bocci-ball hasn't quite got enough brain cells to figure out that Obastardcare is going to mean that it will be harder, not easier, for his constituents to get healthcare. Somebody now needs to start dialing up those same constituents who cannot get health insurance and make sure that they know that their representative just chose to make it even harder for them to get it. Effing, thieving DEEM-ocrat.


14 posted on 03/19/2010 8:20:16 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: loveliberty2
Ooops! Should have been "tools by which Founders' protections. . . were submerged . . . .
15 posted on 03/19/2010 8:20:25 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: smokingfrog
A lot of people are telling me this decision could cost me my job

The reality is this does not matter. These Congressmen no longer work for the voters of their district. They work for the Democrat party. All the favors and all the payoffs will be paid for by higher-ups in the party that control the government machinery and money. Those people have a huge pool of cash and jobs to use as currency. With every day that passes, the voter becomes less relevant.

16 posted on 03/19/2010 8:21:26 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: brownsfan

“Boccieri will pay for this with his job. I hope he’s ok with that?”

Meh, it’s not what you know it’s who you know. This will guarantee he gets a cushy job somewhere within the Democratic establishment (government, lobby firm, made up job somewhere just to pay him off, etc, etc) - probably one that will pay much more and without so much public scrutiny.


17 posted on 03/19/2010 8:21:43 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: smokingfrog

There went the ball game.


18 posted on 03/19/2010 8:24:04 AM PDT by Don Carlos (Dont tell mom I'm a congressman. She thinks I still play piano in a whorehouse.)
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To: smokingfrog

A lot of this is to be expected. I’d wager that Pelosi had one or two votes packed away and ready to trot out today.

She’s still short, or she would have named the 216 by now.

She has until dawn tomorrow, I think. If she opens the last day without an assurance of passing this, I think that votes begin to defect.

It is not a good omen for her that this is coming down to the wire as it has. I don’t doubt her skills, and I think there is a decent chance that she wins; but I don’t believe the odds are as favorable as Intrade and others suggest.

She absolutely must project confidence and swagger. Anything short of that and she’s done. She has only a few hours more to get her ducks in a row.

I will NOT be surprised when she comes up short.


19 posted on 03/19/2010 8:26:26 AM PDT by drellberg
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To: smokingfrog

Boccieri announced his decision at a Capitol Hill press conference surrounded by constituents with difficulties who are having difficulties finding medical insurance and paying health care bills.

“These families are the face of the 16th congressional district and the face of Ohio,” Boccieri said.

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And I’ll bet most of them are like that Canfield woman Obama used as a prop in his last dog and pony show. Awwww... she had to drop her health care insurance....but then we find out that she could receive treatment at Cleveland Clinic for free.

Bullchit


20 posted on 03/19/2010 8:27:51 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Longbow1969

“This will guarantee he gets a cushy job somewhere within the Democratic establishment (government, lobby firm, made up job somewhere just to pay him off, etc, etc) - probably one that will pay much more and without so much public scrutiny.”

Of course. There will be a huge new bureaucracy to be filled with Dems. But, Tom Coburn tried to cut off some of the escape paths by promising to hold up nominations, and publish votes.


21 posted on 03/19/2010 8:29:16 AM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: Longbow1969

made up job somewhere just to pay him off, etc, etc) - probably one that will pay much more and without so much public scrutiny.

Maybe so, but as long as his seat is gone forever and someone who loves liberty and the Republic with moral values is elected in his place!


22 posted on 03/19/2010 8:33:36 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: brownsfan
Boccieri doesn’t have the luxury of a totally looney district like Kucinich has. Boccieri will pay for this with his job. I hope he’s ok with that?

The problem is, Boccieri was likely going to lose anyway. So he figured there's no use pretending any more.

Charlie Wilson, though, may think he can skate by.

Wilson's challengers:

Bill Johnson, veteran and businessman - http://billjohnsonleads.com/

Dick Stobbs, former sherriff, lost to Wilson in '06/'08 - http://stobbs4congress.com/

23 posted on 03/19/2010 8:34:08 AM PDT by Crichton
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To: Crichton

Of course, this is the Cleveland “Plain Dealer”.


24 posted on 03/19/2010 8:37:37 AM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: Piquaboy
Their chances of getting re-elected is now nil.

They have a plan to get around that. It involves granting citizenship (and voting rights) to 20 million illegals before the elections. They just need to pass this first.

25 posted on 03/19/2010 8:38:28 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: smokingfrog

I am afraid if they are going to get this maney off of the fence now than they will have enough when crunch time comes and they need them.


26 posted on 03/19/2010 8:40:54 AM PDT by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: smokingfrog

Charlie Wilson’s war II


27 posted on 03/19/2010 8:43:16 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: smokingfrog

John Boccieri (D), Ohio Voted Yes on Stupak, NO on Health Care.Contact info - DC office (202) 225-3876 - Fax - (202) 225-3059 (330) 489-4414, Local Fax - (330) 489-4448

Charles Wilson, Ohio Toll Free Number 888-706-1833 DC (202) 225-5705 fx: (202) 225-5907, Bridgeport, (740) 633-5705 fx: (740) 633-5727, Canfield, (330) 533-7250 fx: (330) 533-7136 Marietta, : (740) 376-0868 fx: (740) 376-0886 Ironton, (740) 533-9423 fx: (740) 533-9359 Wellsville, 330) 532-3740 Canfield, here is the zip code 44406.


28 posted on 03/19/2010 8:46:00 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: drellberg

Who are we kidding? All these demwits have their price and lack principles. Some are just holding out for more of our tax dollars.


29 posted on 03/19/2010 8:47:42 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: PapaBear3625

That will be another nail in their coffin.


30 posted on 03/21/2010 7:13:04 AM PDT by Piquaboy (Military veteran of 22 years in Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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