Congressman Paul Ryan today told the Democrat Party members in attendance:
"We agree the status quo is unsustainable. It's got to get fixed. And I've got to tell you, the American people are engaged. And if you think they (Americans) want a government takeover of health care, I would respectfully submit that you're not listening to them."House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today said:
"Inaction and incrementalism are simply unacceptable."
According to a February 24, 2010 CNN poll of Independent voters:
- Want Congress to start work on a new bill - 52%
- Lawmakers should stop all work - 27%
- The current legislation should be passed into law - 18%
When questioned by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell regarding the amount of time granted to each side during the first segment of discussion, President Barack Hussein Obama replied:
"You're right, uh.. there was an imbalance on the opening statements because... I'm the President."Apparently, someone forgot to inform President Obama that he is not King.
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