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March 16th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Armey rallying Tea Party groups against health care bill

(CNN) – If everything goes according to plan, Democrats could have a health care reform bill on President Obama's desk by the end of the week. But that's a big "if."

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey is rallying Tea Party groups around the country to "storm the steps" of Capitol Hill today. His group, Freedom Works, is also supporting another rally called, "Kill the Bill." He joined us on Tuesday's American Morning to talk more about it.

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  1. Bob Romago

    Your inteview with David was slanted. You asked if you have to buy car insurnace what is the difference vs having to buy health care. What you failed to think about is car insurance is purchased if you own a car not if you breath. Health insurance is if you breath. Stop being so close to the left and report balance vs one sided . Totally bias network reporting

    March 16, 2010 at 7:48 pm |
  2. william pettit

    you asked Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey if he had car insurance.. theres a difference between auto insurance and heath care. you dont need auto insurance if you choose not to drive. so if they are the same.. we dont need heath insurance if we choose not to live??

    March 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  3. Mitchell

    Shame on Dick Armey and the Tea Party people for not looking forward to living in a bankrupt and socolist america.....what is wrong with them.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  4. MichaelK

    I heard Armey this morning describe a policy memo, composed in secret, that would deprive Christian Scientists of Social Security if they did not buy Health Insurance.

    I saw the AM hosts sit quietly as he made these claims, never once asking for some substantiating source or even how this uncivil clown acquired such a top secret policy memo.

    I have not worked as a journalist, but I got a college degree in the subject before I stumbled into computers.
    As I recall, you should be challenging any claim made without evidence or proof. Would you let me on the air to claim that space aliens run the State Department and not ask one single question about my source?

    Obviously you are promoting public civility, but rolling over for an unprincipled, unethical political hack is not civilty. It is reckless irresponsibilty and possibly cowardice. Make these bozos all backup their wild and unlikely claims. At least Fox's approach provokes inquiry. You are just putting the debate to sleep.

    Shame on you.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  5. ResponderNY

    Does anyone remember, as Dick Armey says, the 'audacity of contol' by the Bush administration's federally mandated Medicare Part D prescription drug plan? The one in which the consumer is forced to purchase an insurance plan? The one in which there is frequent, capricious change of formulary to spare industry expenses, but with serious personal, financial, and medical ramifications for the consumer? The one with limited time frames for enrollment without liberty to change plans for a year? Where was Dick Armey's professed interest in consumer protection and personal liberty, while President Bush was 'in bed with' Big-Pharma, setting outrageous retail prices? The obstructive double standards and obfuscation are undermining what could otherwise be a process of productive, effective, essential change in American healthcare reform.

    March 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm |