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[RINO Mark] Kirk softens on health care repeal
Illinois Statehouse News ^

Posted on 04/01/2010 10:31:14 PM PDT by Chet 99

April 01, 2010 6:34 PM

By BENJAMIN YOUNT

Illinois Statehouse News

SPRINGFIELD - Mark Kirk is adding a dose of realism to his opposition to the recently signed national health care reform.

The Chicago-area congressman and GOP candidate for U.S. Senate said he still is opposed to much of the law aimed at overhauling the nation's health care system.

But Kirk is backing away from his pledge to lead the fight to repeal the plan.

"We lost, and we don't have the votes," Kirk said Thursday in Springfield. "And so now my job is to tell the American people exactly what is (in) this bill in terms of new taxes and cuts to seniors who depend on Medicare. And then to go forward, hopefully as your senator, and have some of these taxes not in place, have some of these cuts not in place."

Earlier this month, Kirk pledged to an audience at a political event that he would repeal the law in 2013, before most of the new changes would take effect.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicagoway; diablo; healthcare; il; kirk; liar; markkirktruthfile; obot; rino; senmarkkirk

1 posted on 04/01/2010 10:31:15 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99
Earlier this month, Kirk pledged to an audience at a political event that he would repeal the law in 2013, before most of the new changes would take effect.

Just snuggling in with the chains, now that they have warmed to his back. Only he is exempt from all this.

2 posted on 04/01/2010 10:37:06 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Chet 99

Prohibition was repealed; this can be repealed. We may not have the numbers now, but next November can change that.


3 posted on 04/01/2010 10:37:20 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Chet 99

What this moron does it up to him. It’s not going to be the goobers and the gomers in the GOP who are going to repeal and rollback communism in this country. We the People of the United States ARE GOING TO DO IT. The GOP goobers can join in the effort or they can go hang out at a strip club somewhere. They just need to stay the hell out of the way. It’s up to them what they want to do. We really don’t care one way or another.


4 posted on 04/01/2010 10:38:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help! I've been Alinskyed by the Obamanoids and I can't get up!)
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To: Chet 99

OBAMACARE CUTS TO SENIORS HEALTHCARE

THE FOLLOWING CUTS HIT SENIORS OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS. AFTER THAT BIGGER CUTS TO MEDICARE KICK IN. THIS MUST BE REPEALED!!

2010
• Medicare cuts to inpatient psych hospitals (7/1/10)
• Medicare Advantage cuts begin
• Medicare cuts to home health begin
• Wealthier seniors ($85K/$170K) begin paying higher Part D premiums (not indexed for inflation in Parts B/D)
• Medicare reimbursement cuts when seniors use diagnostic imaging like MRIs, CT scans, etc.
• Medicare cuts begin to ambulance services, ASCs, diagnostic labs, and durable medical equipment
• Impose new annual tax on brand name pharmaceutical companies which will raise drug prices
• Americans begin paying premiums for federal long-term care insurance (CLASS Act)

2011
• Prohibition on Medicare payments to new physician-owned hospitals
• Seniors prohibited from purchasing power wheelchairs unless they first rent for 13 months
• New Medicare cuts to long-term care hospitals begin (7/1/11)

2012
• Additional Medicare cuts to hospitals and cuts to nursing homes and inpatient rehab facilities begin (FY12)
• New tax on all private health insurance policies to pay for comp. eff. research (plan years beginning FY12)


5 posted on 04/01/2010 10:42:54 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Chet 99

Mark Kirk is a dangerous counterfeit.


6 posted on 04/01/2010 10:45:48 PM PDT by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Mark Kirk does understand the people of IL and their desire for total socialism.


7 posted on 04/01/2010 10:49:03 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: STARWISE; hoosiermama; JustPiper; Chet 99

Tell this weasel squish that SCOTT BROWN WON in MASSACHUSETTS running against healthcare.

REPEAL!!!!


8 posted on 04/01/2010 10:51:27 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: Chet 99

I live in Illinois and I will never vote for the ultra liberal Kirk.


9 posted on 04/01/2010 11:52:59 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Chet 99
"We lost, and we don't have the votes," Kirk said Thursday in Springfield

Yeah, that's the kind of fighting spirit I like to see in my Congressman. /s

10 posted on 04/02/2010 12:01:31 AM PDT by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: Chet 99

Kirk, if you guys run in November on Repealing Obamacare, may be enough of you will win, and than you decide what options are available to handle obamacare.


11 posted on 04/02/2010 1:26:30 AM PDT by kp2hot
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To: Chet 99

Kirk, if you guys run in November on Repealing Obamacare, may be enough of you will win, and than you decide what options are available to handle obamacare.


12 posted on 04/02/2010 1:49:26 AM PDT by kp2hot
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To: Chet 99

Must have gotten the Fax from The RNC to back off that line of attack the Republicans are afraid the people will hold it against them if the repeal effort fails ,Bunch of Cowards,dont forget to send in your donation,snatching defeat from the jaws of Victory


13 posted on 04/02/2010 3:45:20 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: sarasota; BillyBoy; chicagolady; Dr. Sivana; Graybeard58; Impy; BlackElk; PhilCollins; TitansAFC; ..

*IL politics ping*

Just when you think Mark Kirk can’t get any more odious...


14 posted on 04/02/2010 3:55:12 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: unspun

Thats why I working for and voting for Randy Stufflebeam for U.S. Senate!!

http://www.runrandyrun.com/


15 posted on 04/02/2010 4:57:44 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Chet 99

Guess ya can add Mark Kirk to the growing list of RINO turds.
Just kick them all to the curb.


16 posted on 04/02/2010 5:00:45 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher
Forget a third party.

We need a SECOND one.

17 posted on 04/02/2010 5:03:48 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29)
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To: mewzilla

What?
Let’s see, there is the DemocRAT party and then there is the Republican (or dem lite) party.
No real conserative party as I can see.


18 posted on 04/02/2010 5:12:34 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: skr

If worse comes to worse it can be repealed no later than 2013 when Obama is gone.


19 posted on 04/02/2010 5:25:02 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; PhilCollins; chicagolady

I have a dose of realism for Mark.

If he wants my vote he’s going about it the wrong way.


20 posted on 04/02/2010 5:27:04 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy

A CHICAGO FREEP to end all FREEPS!!

Come on Down!!

Monday,
May 10, 2010
11:30 a.m. Reception
12:00 p.m. Luncheon

Maggiano’s Banquets
111 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago

Hon. Mark Kirk
Republican Candidate
United States Senator

The City Club of Chicago welcomes
Hon. Mark Kirk
on Monday, May 10, 2010
for a Public Policy Luncheon.


21 posted on 04/02/2010 5:34:39 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Joe Boucher

Rep. Kirk has been my congressman for nine years. He’s pro-choice, pro-gun control, pro-gay marriage, pro-spending increases, pro-illegal alien, and anti-Iraq surge. He’s been more liberal than many Democrats, most of the time that he’s been in Congress.


22 posted on 04/02/2010 7:12:54 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: Impy; BillyBoy; chicagolady

I agree. If Kirk wants my vote, he’ll need to agree with most of the republican platform. Now, he agrees with most of the democrat platform.


23 posted on 04/02/2010 7:14:20 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: Chet 99
Messr. Kirk, I advise you to run on a 100% communist platform.

That way we can kick your ass to the curb once and for all.

24 posted on 04/02/2010 7:14:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Chet 99

Mark Kirk: “And so now my job is to tell the American people exactly what is (in) this bill in terms of new taxes and cuts to seniors who depend on Medicare.”

NOW??? NOW???

Now, it’s his job to tell the American people exactly what’s in the bill???????

NOW??? NOW???

As if that wasn’t ALREADY HIS JOB!!!!! What happened to doing this BEFORE the bill was enacted into law????

What a Crock of hooooey! And this is the Candidate that Republicans are putting up against Giannoulias. And if Giannoulias wins, the Republicans will try to blame the Tea Parties, 9/12ers, Campaign for Liberty, the Constitution Party, the Libertarian Party FOR SPLITTING THE VOTE, instead of taking the blame for giving us such a crook to vote for, expecting us to put on our gas masks just so we can overcome the stench of voting for this.

This is the candidate that the Republicans want us to vote for? What complete stupidity!!!! And the reason? To keep

The Republican Party gives us John McCain and then wonders why Obama was elected. What stupidity. If the Republican Party and the cult that follows it, want people to vote for their candidate, MAYBE THEY SHOULD GIVE US A CANDIDATE WE CAN VOTE FOR!!!!!! In stead, they want us to hold our noses and vote for the lesser of two evils and then cry foul when the other candidate wins.

Pathetic!

All I’ve got to say is that the longer you stay complacent and keep voting for the left wing and the right wing of the same bird flying the wrong direction, this country will continue to spiral down to its destruction!!!!

It’s time to vote in another party, just the way the Republicans became a party in 1860. It has been done before. It can, correction, IT MUST BE DONE AGAIN!! IF was are going to save this state and this nation it’s time to replace both the Republicans and the Democrats with candidates who not only know the Constitution, but will conduct themselves accordingly.


25 posted on 04/02/2010 1:03:39 PM PDT by V=Vendetta
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To: PhilCollins

PhilCollins,
your congress criminal is not unique.

Show up in whatever forum he is at and yell questions to his sorry ass.
Pro choice? So you support the murder of the unborn?
HOw are you going to react when you come home early and find some old queen trying to seduce your teen age son?
Etc.Time to get in their faces. Make em nervous.


26 posted on 04/02/2010 1:04:43 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: V=Vendetta

I didn’t mean that one to be a reply to chet...

I was trying to respond directly to the article.

Sorry Chet. Meant no offense.


27 posted on 04/02/2010 1:26:17 PM PDT by V=Vendetta
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To: Joe Boucher

That is a good idea, expect for the part about Rep. Kirk’s kid. He doesn’t have any kids. I heard that he’s gay, but I’m not sure that’s correct. He was married for eight years.


28 posted on 04/02/2010 2:03:47 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; PhilCollins; chicagolady; ChicagoConservative27; rabscuttle385; ...
Kirk voted against Obamacare because polls showed 60% of Americans were against it. He may be a RINO but he’s not stupid. Kirk knows voting for Obamacare would be political suicide, so he opposed it. Once again, Kirk is only “with us” when it directly benefits him.

If that exact same piece of socialist legislation attracted the support of 60% of Americans, Kirk would have been the first in line to champion it and bash all Republicans who oppose it as mean-spirited and uncaring.

Kirk has no intention of working to repeal Obamacare, let alone “lead” the effort. That’s why Mark Kirk was the only Illinois Republican NOT to sign a letter asking Lisa Madigan to block it from being foisted on Illinois citizens. Anyone who sincerely believes Kirk is adamently against Obamacare needs to ask themselves why Kirk hasn’t lifted a finger to “lead” the repeal of it.

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MARK KIRK TRUTH FILE
JUST SAY NO TO SOCIALISM

" "The GREENEST candidate in the race... better than Barack Obama!"
-
Carol Calabresa/The Sierra Club, 2008
" The strength of our campaign remains the Democrats"
- Mark Kirk, 2008


Freepmail me to get ON or OFF this list.

MARK KIRK IS A...


Democrat In All But Label Only

Just like the blue dog Dems, Kirk many occasionally cast a token "conservative" vote when such a position helps him in the public opinion polls... but he'll fall back in line and do Pelosi & Obama's bidding if they need his vote to pass their Marxist agenda.

29 posted on 04/02/2010 3:40:37 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: kp2hot
Kirk, if you guys run in November on Repealing Obamacare, may be enough of you will win, and than you decide what options are available to handle obamacare.

I live in the People's Socialist RepubliK of Illannoyed, and I called Kirks' office on Wednesday. I was very clear: Either Mark Kirk runs on repealing ObamaCare and cutting Government Spending back to fiscal year 2000 levels, or he can count on NOT getting my vote.

They're getting an earful in his office, the woman who answered the phone says that the majority of the calls they're getting are to REPEAL ObamaCare, why the panty-waste Kirk won't run on that platform ... .well, he's a liberal.

30 posted on 04/03/2010 4:52:01 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

I’ve lived in Kirk’s district for eight years. I emailed him, four times, and I asked him why he’s a Republican, although he’s pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-gun control, pro-spending increases, pro-illegal alien, and anti-Iraq surge. I didn’t receive an answer, so I emailed four of his aides, including Eric Elk, his chief of staff, and I asked them why Kirk is a Republican. I didn’t receive a response.


31 posted on 04/03/2010 8:33:30 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: Graybeard58

OMG It’s gonna be tough to vote for this guy in november .


32 posted on 04/03/2010 9:56:50 AM PDT by Freak Flag
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