Senator Jim DeMint “Just because you can identify a problem doesn’t mean you need the government to solve it.”

Senator Mitch McConnell “When it comes to health care, Americans don’t want the government to tear down the system we have and build an even bigger, government-run system that adds massive spending and debt. They want us to repair it.”

Connie Hair (freelance writer and former speechwriter for Representative Trent Franks) “He did not overcome his biggest obstacle last night, which is the common sense understanding of the American people.  You cannot give better coverage to those who have insurance, put millions people more into the system, pay for it by ending waste and abuse, claim you will lower health care costs, create a government-run exchange, include government health care coverage and not spend a dime — all at the same time.  That’s a fairy tale.  If it’s that easy, why not first cut the hundreds of billions of dollars a year in waste, fraud and abuse?  Just do it and stop talking about it.  You don’t need a bill for that.”

Mark Steyn (syndicated columnist) “If he’s having difficulty selling it, that’s because it’s not about ‘health.’ As I’ve written before, the appeal of this issue to him and to Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, et al., is that governmentalization of health care is the fastest way to a permanent left-of-center political culture — one in which elections are always fought on the Left’s issues and on the Left’s terms, and in which ‘conservative’ parties no longer talk about small government and individual liberty but find themselves retreating to one last pitiful rationale: that they can run the left-wing state more effectively than the Left can…”

President Barrack Obama “If you misrepresent what’s in the plan, we will call you out.”

President Obama said he had an open door and that anyone who had any ideas should bring them forth. There were three or four senators who stood at that point holding up their ignored proposals. The most obvious thing I took away was that they aren’t listening to the people. They have had a whole summer of town hall meetings to draw upon and we got the same proposal that was presented to us at least 25 speeches ago. Nothing has changed – they aren’t listening. Obama wants his plan passed or else. First we have ranking democrats calling anyone who questions this grand vision of the future brown shirts, thugs, and domestic terrorists. Next we have the President threatening us if we don’t get with the program.

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