Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton defends Obamacare, slams defunding efforts
Posted on 09/24/2013 8:19:46 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Hillary Clinton made a forceful case in support of Obamacares implementation and slammed the noisy minority of Senate Republicans advocating defunding the program, saying a government shutdown will be blamed on Republicans and weve seen that movie before.
I find the debate over the issue to be quite unfortunate, Clinton said at an afternoon panel at the Clinton Global Initiative in Manhattan, two hours before her husband and President Obama were set to take the stage to discuss the health care initiative. The remarks represented some of Clintons most political commentary since she left the State Department early this year, including her passionate defense of the Voting Rights Act at the American Bar Association.
On the one hand a law was passed, it was upheld by the Supreme Court, it is the law of the land, she said, contrasting the situation with President George W. Bushs efforts to expand Medicare Part D, which brought about a different response from congressional Republicans.
She added, I think there are all sorts of threats going on by particularly some of the Republicans in the House and a few notables in the Senate. I think they ought to go back and read history it wouldnt be the worst thing for Democrats if they tried to shut the government down. Weve seen that movie before. It didnt work out too well [for Republicans].
In fact, she argued, Republicans would be making a grave mistake to force a shutdown or, even worse, a default on the nations debt in order to try and force Democrats hand on the health care law. Clinton, of course, devoted the early part of her husbands presidency to an ultimately failed effort to enact comprehensive health care reform and was a vocal advocate for overhaul during her 2008 presidential campaign.
This president is not going to agree to defund if they want to shut the government down thats on their head and their responsibility, Clinton said.
If they go even further by going to the mat on the debt ceiling, she added, that is not just partisan politics that is going at the heart of our credibility around the world . so I hope that our friends at the other side of the aisle, and its a minority but its a noisy minority [realize that] its not right to do and this is bad politics for them to do.
She added, If they go forward we will figure out how to piece it back together but we will have suffered some unnecessary wounds.
Nobody is saying [Obamacare is] a perfect bill, Clinton added. But it was a very important step forwaard on behalf of our country to lessen health care costs and get people ensured.
People who disagree with portions of the bill, she added, have said they like other elements.
People agree with the specifics but as I found back in the 90s with our effort they have been in effect convinced that the overall program is not to their liking, she said. So were in this kind of bipolar political world.
She is going along with the party rhetoric just to stay in good favor for 2016
So, call it HealthCare-from-H!
The day after the 2014 mid terms she will start ripping Obamacare in support of Hillarycare.
Well, that’s a shocker.
The only thing that Hillary doesn’t like about 0bamacare, is the name.
Don’t forget SHE tried to do the same thing back in 1993.
to lessen health care costs???????????
She is still one of the all time biggest liars that ever lived.
If only the wicked witch could have been this fired up about the Benghazi MURDERS of 4 Americans or the democraps walking out before the grieving family spoke the other day or Bill getting BJ’s while president or......
That gasbag makes me sick to my stomach.
Why is she saying anything? She isn’t going to live with it. Remember she believes she is one those who think they are the ruling class.
Except it was single payer. It will be back in 2015 as a replacement for the flawed Obamacare.
“Single payer” has always been the goal. I can’t disagree with those who say that 0bamacare was ‘designed to fail’ so that they ‘come to the rescue’ when it does, and force the few remaining net taxpayers to shoulder the burden for the majority ‘teat suckers’.
Go have a strong drink, Hitlery.
Wonder what her thoughts are on Benghazi!
Siss on you Pister.
I purchased and read her bill. It was Russian like in that they would choose who goes to medical school. It also makes physicians government employees. Healing by the DMV. Why do librerals want to be Russian communists so badly????
Of course she did. She’s a communist isn’t she?
What is it with this broad? I thought she resigned . Is she still on the payroll?
Ambassador Stevens was not available to comment on The Butcher of Benghazi's deplorable statement.
It’s as easy to envision her defending compulsory euthanasia
for everyone other than herself or her intimate acquaintances.
If she thinks a shutdown will really damage those she really hates, she should be all for it.
On another note, I wonder how it feels to know that half the country thinks you’re a skank.
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