With Democratic leaders and White House officials holed up in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) office negotiating a final bill, Republicans are demanding a deceleration of the process and moving to define whatever plan that emerges as a combination of Medicare cuts, tax increases, higher insurance premiums and rising overall costs.
Notice how they throw out Medicare cuts again? The party that rammed through a prescription drug bill for Medicare that ended up preventing seniors from getting their life saving medications is bitching about this. The Republicans that introduced the doughnut hole that makes Seniors, even those on low/fixed income, to pay full price for their needed meds are still acting like the saviors of Medicare.
Then we have this part:
Senate Democrats are rejecting Republicans’ demands to slow things down, charging that the GOP isn’t interested in working with the majority to craft a bipartisan health care bill. Rather, Reid said repeatedly last week, the Republicans’ primary goal is to sink reform in order to undercut President Barack Obama.
I’m glad that the Democrats finally realized that the Republicans absolutely do not want bipartisanship or even health care reform. Hell it took the minority leader basically saying that exact thing for them to realize this. Why didn’t they listen months ago when every one else was saying that the Republicans had absolutely no plans of working with Democrats let alone reform health care? We would have a much better bill that would probably be law already.