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December 22, 2009

Harkin: It's not like we wasted a LOT of your money

It's nice to see Democrats telling us what they really believe, isn't it?

Harkin dismissed deals dubbed vote-buying by GOP senators as "small stuff" that distracted Americans from the primary focus of the overhaul bill.

"We have to keep our eyes on what we're trying to do here. We're trying to cross a demarcation line," Harkin told "Early Show" co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez. "On one side is health care as a privilege, on the other side is health care as a right. With these votes, with the vote that we'll take before Christmas, we will cross that line finally and say that health care is a right of all Americans."

Harkin must have been in a chatty, truth-telling mood in this interview, because he went on to say:
The senator also predicted that while a public option was unlikely to work its way back into the current health reform legislation during reconciliation between the House and Senate bills, it would be back.

"I am a strong supporter of a public option, I remain so, and I believe that sometime in the near future we will revisit that issue again and we will adopt a public option."

Michelle Malkin has a good list of which senators were able to get something "important to them" into the bill.

Isn't this a nice Christmas present we're buying for each other?

Update - Quick, who said the following?

"The President must stop gambling with taxpayers' money and get the country back on the path of fiscal sanity."
That was then, this is now I guess.

Thanks to I Heart Chomsky for that quote.


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