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Harry Reid Urges Republicans to Fix a Law They Opposed All Along
« on: December 10, 2013, 05:59:02 PM »
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/harry-reid-urges-republicans-fix-law-they-opposed-all-along

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(CNSNews.com) - Not a single Republican voted for the Affordable Care Act, but they must now help Democrats make the law work, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on the Senate floor Monday.

Although the rollout of the Obamacare website was "rocky," many of the major problems have been fixed, he said.

"There are still problems with the Affordable Care Act and ways we can make it better. But we can't improve the law without help from reasonable Republicans. It's time for my Republican colleagues to give up their fantasy of repealing a law that's already benefiting tens of millions of Americans and start working with Democrats to make the Affordable Care Act succeed instead."

Democrats, led by Harry Reid, rushed the bill through the Senate on Christmas Eve 2009. A few day before, Reid promised that the bill would save lives, save money, and save Medicare. A news release issued at the time hailed the Affordable Care Act as "the latest achievement in Reid's long record of fighting for a healthy Nevada."

In a campaign debate in October 2010, Reid defended the new law: "We had to do health insurance reform to (remain) competitive in the world economy, and it creates jobs, thousands and thousands of jobs."

In that same debate, Reid blasted the profit motive of insurance companies, saying they have "almsot destroyed our economy."


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Re: Harry Reid Urges Republicans to Fix a Law They Opposed All Along
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 06:35:32 PM »
They are desperate to put GOP fingerprints on this thing before next November
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: Harry Reid Urges Republicans to Fix a Law They Opposed All Along
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 06:39:57 PM »
They are desperate to put GOP fingerprints on this thing before next November

Yep, winner!


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