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Daniels slams Senate health care bill

Monday, December 21, 2009

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Gov. Mitch Daniels
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is joining fellow Republicans in slamming a U.S. Senate health care proposal as the legislation moves toward a final vote Christmas Eve.

Daniels says he's "discouraged that such a backwards, anti-taxpayer disaster of a bill is this close to passage." The Republican governor also says he hopes "that somehow, the public will be heard before our nation makes such a terrible mistake."

The Senate's 58 Democrats and two independents held together in a crucial vote early Monday against unanimous Republican opposition.

Republicans have ramped up their criticism of the bill, denouncing the last-minute deals and concessions needed to get the 60 votes needed to overcome GOP tactics.


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i still remember when he robbed the ipalco retirement fund when he was working on the sale of the power company and a lot of people lost thier jobs and now he is privatizing everything and now there is more cutbacks, now how can we afford any insurance when he has all our money in his back pockets gee wished i was a good enough liar to be a politician

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 12:47 AM

I would not expect anything else from him...he ran Lilley so he has many friends in the healthcare industry, as well as many friends in the insurance industry. He has NO RESPECT for middle class or low-income people. That has been proven time and again while he has been in office.We will be better off in the state of Indiana when he is gone...thank God he cannot run for governor again.

-- Posted by virginiagrace on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 2:17 AM

It will be interesting to hear all of you in the future when Obamacare finally bites you in the butt and no one is there to stop the bleeding.

-- Posted by Jolly on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 7:58 AM

why dont people just get off their lazy butts and go EARN something ! i hate all you welfare living bums ! you cost the real working class people tons of money, just so you can mooch an existance from the government

-- Posted by otis66 on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 8:32 AM

Tax penalties and jail time for those who don't buy health insurance. That really sounds American to me! When did mandated purchasing of anything become a condition of legal citizenship. Honestly, if they can pull this off, what's next. Scary.

-- Posted by brazilian on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 10:46 AM

Good! People will wonder what happened when their welfare runs out. If you want insurance, get a job and earn it. If you don't get a job with insurance, it's your own fault, not the governments.

-- Posted by cc225 on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 6:20 PM

Image this: Your kid breaks an arm while playing on the swing-set in the back yard. Mom takes him to the hospital and calls husband at the work. He rushes over to be a support to his kid - only to find uniformed police officers present and his wife in handcuffs. What's going on? The ER was forced to report that this family has no health insurance and are VIOLATING THE LAW! (And they will be after this group votes this into effect.) Kiddo is getting his arm set while mom and dad are going to jail. That's OK because Family and Children's Services will be there to take over the child. Cleary this child was in a neglected state. Question: Is this still the USA? Maybe MR. Evan Bayh needs to hear it from us. I notice that these guys have exempted themselves from this rediculous and un-American legislation. Sorry to sound harsh, but our elected officials don't seem to care whether people want this or not. Maybe they will care next November.

-- Posted by brazilian on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 7:53 PM


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