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Thursday
Apr082010

Democrat Steny Hoyer Admits The Obvious: Health Care Budget Savings Are A Farce

Article, links and 2 short clips are inside.

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You might have missed this little gem from last week.  Hoyer told Hill reporters:

Hoyer said that the health bill should help the fiscal picture; the Congressional Budget Office expects savings of about $140 billion this decade and far more in the bill's second decade.

Hoyer acknowledged Republican concerns that those savings may not be realized, as they're based on measures lawmakers may be reluctant to enact. The health bill's savings come through Medicare cuts, which Democrats said won't affect seniors' quality of care, and through new taxes on high-income earners.

He called on lawmakers to have the "courage" to stick by them.

"Those savings are contingent on Congress keeping its pledge to take hard votes," Hoyer said.

"Congress does not have a good track record on that objective," he added.

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Congressman Paul Ryan made this point to Obama directly during the televised health care summit shown below.

Video:  Paul Ryan And Obama face off on health care...transcript and commentary can be found HERE.

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And it seems voters already understand that budget-saving rhetoric was but a mirage.  Witness this exchange between Rep. Carol Shea Porter and her constituents.  The audible groans begin when she attempts to make the claim of budget savings.

Video:  Rep. Carol Shea-Porter gets an earful from her constiuents -- April 1, 2010

 

 

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Hoyer: Looming debate over debt more crucial than fight to pass healthcare bill

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/90307-hoyer-debt-debate-more-important-than-healthcare
Apr 8, 2010 at 10:07 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Best 5 Minutes Of Health Care Summit -- Paul Ryan's Opening Statement To Obama (VIDEO & Transcript)

http://dailybail.com/home/best-5-minutes-of-health-care-summit-paul-ryans-opening-stat.html
Apr 8, 2010 at 10:07 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
China on ‘Treadmill to Hell’ Amid Bubble, Chanos Says

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=an0ehK2dtdXg&pos=11
Apr 8, 2010 at 10:08 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Apr 8, 2010 at 10:09 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Apr 8, 2010 at 10:10 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Greece in market storm as debt fears hit fever pitch

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100408/bs_afp/greeceimfeconomyfinance
Apr 8, 2010 at 10:12 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Show me SOMETHING (anything!) that ISN'T a farce in this country.

PLEASE ...show me!!!
Apr 8, 2010 at 3:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterRecoverylessRecovery
Show me SOMETHING (anything!) that ISN'T a farce in this country.

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i have the same thought occasionally...and then i watch a ron paul video and i usually feel a little better...

http://dailybail.com/home/ron-paul-2008-presidential-campaign-collection-favorite-vide.html

try watching that ...you'll feel better....
Apr 8, 2010 at 4:24 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
"Show me SOMETHING (anything!) that ISN'T a farce in this country.

PLEASE ...show me!!! "

It is all smoke and mirrors, such is life in the greatest lie ever told... Believe in yourself, plan accordingly, and don't blame others for what all are collectively responsible for.

Study your founders, and their teachers, and drop the Chinese/ Hitler/ and other ruses, and it will become very clear.

Cicero is always good.
Apr 8, 2010 at 9:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Ron Paul (Nancy Kaptur, Alan Grayson and a VERY few others) are the veritable OASIS in the midst of the barren moral WASTELAND that is American politics.

Shine as they may, I rarely count much on them; what with their being 7 (or 8?) vs. 7,879. Give or take.
Apr 8, 2010 at 10:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterRecoverylessRecovery
Poor hapless Carol Shea-Porter is the rep from my district. Mark that seat down as a Republican pickup.
Apr 10, 2010 at 7:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn S
RLR, I didn't know you were for the government takeover of healthcare, very interesting.
Apr 10, 2010 at 7:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterZarathustra
zara...you have to remember with grayson, there are 2 sides...his stance on health care and his stance on bernanke...he punks bernanke more effectively than any other congressman...matched by bunning and sanders in the senate...
Apr 10, 2010 at 9:22 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail

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