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November 30th, 2009
08:30 AM ET

Health care debate could drag on for weeks

The Senate starts the debate on its health care bill today, but already the number two Republican in the chamber, Senator Jon Kyl, is telling Democrats – this bill is no good – start over. And even with an uphill battle in front of them, Democrats are already watching the clock. Our Jim Acosta has the report.

Related: Health care debate to focus on divide among Democrats


Filed under: Politics
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Capt Stokes

    Socialism" sure does take a beating in this nation! What did they teach you guys in school? Personally I"m an alumni of Ole Knuckle U- so fortunatelyI didn't get immersed in this B>S>!
    Socialism, kiddies, is where your taxes hire folks to oversee the health ,safety,welfare,and general needs of the average citizen and the government is controlled by the people!Coupled with Democracy this constitutes the myth of the"American Dream".
    Fascism on the other hand is where the government is under the control of Corporations, often refered to as Corporatism as defined by it's author Benito Mussellini. Does that strike a historically responsive note? Where in the hell have you "Conservatives" been for the last decade?So if you don't "want BIG GOVERNMENT watching out for your welfare might I suggest you moving to Rawanda, Dafur, even Chicago-any where but the U.S.A to spread your sick "Corporatism idealogy!"

    December 15, 2009 at 12:47 am |
  2. Capt Stokes

    "Socialism" sure does take a beating in this nation! What did they teach you guys in school? Personally I"m an alumni of Ole Knuckle U- so fortunatelyI didn't get immersed in this B>S>!
    Socialism, kiddies, is where your taxes hire folks to oversee the health ,safety,welfare,and general needs of the average citizen and the government is controlled by the people!Coupled with Democracy this constitutes the myth of the"American Dream".
    Fascism on the other hand is where the government is under the control of Corporations, often refered to as Corporatism as defined by it's author Benito Mussellini. Does that strike a historically responsive note? Where in the hell have you "Conservatives" been for the last decade?So if you don't "want BIG GOVERNMENT watching out for your welfare might I suggest you moving to Rawanda, Dafur, any where but the U.S.A to spread your sick "Corporatism idealogy!

    December 15, 2009 at 12:41 am |
  3. econometrician

    Michell - It seems to me that there ultimate goal is simply power, however and wherever they can gab it. That is as it ever was. Health care is just the particular field of battle they have chosen.

    December 13, 2009 at 3:08 pm |
  4. Mitchell

    If something is wrong with your sink you fix the sink, you don't tear down the entire house and start over. It is the same with health care. The republicans talk about fixing what is wrong with it. The democrats want to completely demolish the entire system and rebuilding it as a government run socolist type operation. Raise taxes, limit care, make it a crime not to buy insurance, cut medicare, etc., etc., etc. what is wrong with these people. Is their ultimate goal to make America a bankrupt and socolist country where they can exercise total control.

    November 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
  5. Capt Stokes

    If these conservative types. both Republican and their Fellow Traveller Blue Dog "Democracts' are 'friends" of the American citizens, then we sure don't have to look further for our enemies

    November 30, 2009 at 9:34 am |
  6. iara foschino

    What a mess, and how confusing is this healthy reform is..

    November 30, 2009 at 8:51 am |
  7. Bob

    Start over? The audacity of the Republicans who never started to begin with saying, start over. They still have time to contribute to the process, doubtful that they will. They have firmly established just how little esteem they hold for the American people.

    November 30, 2009 at 8:51 am |