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January 6th, 2011
11:48 AM ET

Rep. Cantor: Health care will "bankrupt the government"

Representative Eric Cantor, Republican of Virginia, took his new position yesterday as the majority leader in House of Representatives and he hasn't taken any time to make his party's position on President Obama's health care reform clear. Cantor tells Kiran Chetry that unless something is done the health care bill could potentially bankrupt the federal and state governments.

Filed under: Capitol Hill • GOP • Health care • Politics
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Charles

    It's Republican fear mongering that's bankrupting America and there are plenty of Democrats playing along putting the interests of lobbyists in the healthcare industry ahead of the needs of the American people..

    The OMB has already given their statement on health care and Mr. Cantor prefers to spew ignorant fear based propaganda in direct opposition to the OMB's findings.

    These hypocrites Democrats and Republicans alike, can't scream about the rising deficits and defend tax cuts for the uber rich rich at the same time.

    The truth is the Republican leadership in congress puts their party before the country and their duty to the American people. It is shameful and repulsive to watch Republicans vote in unison time and time again against bills 911 first responders health and compensation act.

    It's time to look at the facts and quit listening to lying politicians. Cut our bloated military that is sucking our country dry, end the unpaid for Bush tax cuts, and bring the troops home from wars that tarnish the image of our wonderful democracy.

    Wake up America!

    January 7, 2011 at 9:08 am |
  2. Weedstomper

    Here we go into a new year with people breaking our laws by being in our country without citizenship receiving free medical help on the American dime on Obamas new health care bill breaking our states with cardiac surgeries and heart transplant and illegal children blocking the way from legal American children this president does more harm then good for this country just try taking a jobless poll after the holidays there is no job advance just people who got jobs threw the holidays .

    January 7, 2011 at 8:25 am |
  3. Carol Danielson

    Why doesn't the House first deliver a new and better Health Reform Bill. If that Bill is better, I would think it should be easier to repeal the existing Health Reform Law. I have a hard time supporting a repeal when I have no idea with what it would be replaced.

    January 6, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
  4. Steve

    In typical republican fashion, he ignores the evidence that he is absolutely wrong and continues to spout his lies.

    January 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm |