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January 19th, 2011
08:29 AM ET

Rep. Ron Paul: 'We can't blame China for us spending too much money'

As the House of Representatives prepare to vote on health care reform repeal today, President Obama has released a statement signaling that he is willing to make improvements on the bill but is not in favor of a full repeal:

"So I’m willing and eager to work with both Democrats and Republicans to improve the Affordable Care Act. But we can’t go backward."

But congressmen on Capitol Hill like Representative Ron Paul, R, Texas, believe that repeal is the only option. He tells Kiran Chetry that the bill going to vote today "tells us what we should do in the future."

Representative Paul is also unhappy with the way we are treating our relationship with China. He says that more government intervention in China is not the answer and "we can't blame China for us spending too much money."

Watch his complete interview below:

Filed under: China • GOP • Health care • Politics • President Barack Obama • Ron Paul
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. John

    @Mark – I can live my life without a car.

    January 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
  2. Mark

    The same as when you buy auto insurance. I'm tired of paying for the millions of un-insured that use the emergency rooms for a bad cold, etc, etc, etc,.

    January 20, 2011 at 8:29 am |
  3. Dan

    My only question about this health care bill is how can the government "force" someone to buy health insurance? That would be kind of "forcing" you to buy a car, or certain brands of food.
    It should be a "choice" by each and every American to buy in to the prgram.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:45 am |