Utah Sen. Bob Bennett slams the Obama administration over reports that it threatened to close a an Air Force base in Nebraska if Sen. Ben Nelson opposed moving forward on the current health care bill. Bennett also says Republicans still haven’t been given any details on the new bill and that the most recent cost estimates could be very expensive.
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Iowa Rep. Steve King says Democrats in Congress will try to ignore Congressional oversight for D.C. and allow new ‘gay’ marriage law to stand by refusing debate. But King says vocal public can trump Nancy Pelosi’s arrogance and force a debate on the House floor.
Mathew Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, says Congress needs to reject Washington, D.C.’s new gay marriage law within the next weeks. He says ignoring it is the same as approving it, which would violate the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Staver says the ‘gay’ marriage movement promotes a motherless and fatherless community that harms America.
Liberals accuse Democratic leaders of giving away too much to pass health bill, Republicans stall health debate with parliamentary tactic, Pelosi won’t whip Democrats to back funding of Afghan surge, Bernanke named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’.
California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says the new Democratic immigration reform bill is a misnomer. Instead of reform, he says it just codifies a broken system – to the detriment of the American people. He explains what should be done about the immigration problem, why the ‘go to the end of the line’ penalty for illegals is ‘irrelevant’ and why Republicans are to blame as much as Democrats for this mess.
Illinois Rep. Don Manzullo does not want Guantanamo detainees at a prison in his district. He says Guantanamo is not really being closed, it is just being transplanted in his district. He says all the international scorn and terrorist propaganda over Guantanamo will now be aimed at northwest Illinois, which is tougher to defend. He also explains why the terrorists will also get legal rights and terrorists could radicalize other inmates in the prison.
Texas Rep. Ted Poe says the Constitution doesn’t give Congress permission to force us to buy ‘health coverage, a car or a box of doughnuts’. He also explains why the argument that we all have to buy car insurance is a terrible analogy to the push for health insurance mandates and threats of fines and imprisonment for those who do not comply.
Michael Lewan, former chief of staff for Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, says the final health care bill in the U.S. Senate will look pretty much how Joe Lieberman wants it to look. He also explains why Lieberman is actually doing President Obama a favor and why even a House-Senate Conference is likely to go along with Lieberman’s ideas.
Lieberman give Dems healthcare headaches, Republicans slam Dems health bill and tactics, Obama blames banks for fiscal crisis, more Democratic retirements, rules of engagement handcuffing U.S. troops.
Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso explains why the current Democratic health plans are unacceptable and why the race to finish this by year’s end is irresponsible. He also says one reason Americans are so opposed to this plan is because it adds huge amounts to our debt – and voters consider that a much bigger issue than health reform.