Obama Criticizes Republicans for Blocking Health Care Bill
In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," Obama says Republican who are opposing the overhaul of the nation's heath care system are doing it for political gain.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said he is confident Congress will pass "a good health care bill," as months of rancor over reforming the nation's health care system seemed to be easing Sunday, with the White House playing down an immediate role for a government insurance option.
At the same time, Obama was critical of Republican opponents who he said were trying to block an overhaul of the nation's heath care system for political gain.
"I believe that we will have enough votes to pass not just any health care bill, but a good health care bill that helps the American people, reduces costs, actually over the long-term controls our deficit. I'm confident that we've got that," Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes. "There are those in the Republican party who think the best thing to do is just to kill reform. That that will be good politics."
Monday, September 14, 2009
Obama on 60 Minutes: Damn Republicans blocking reform
How the hell are the Republicans blocking anything? Dems don't need the Republicans to pass it. So if they think this is such a great idea than go ahead and pass the damn bill...