Thursday, December 24, 2009

The 8 Best Quotes From Conservatives Reacting To Passage Of The Senate Health Care Bill

Republicans are extremely distressed that Democrats were able to successfully pass the Senate version of the health care reform bill.  They are warning that it will be a disaster for America and that it will drown the U.S. government in red ink for decades to come.  The following are the 8 best quotes from conservatives reacting to passage of the Senate health care bill....

"Not even Ebenezer Scrooge himself could devise a scheme as cruel and greedy as Democrats’ government takeover of health care. Sen. Reid’s health care bill increases premiums for families and small businesses, raises taxes during a recession, cuts seniors’ Medicare benefits, adds to our skyrocketing debt, and puts bureaucrats in charge of decisions that should be made by patients and doctors."
-House Minority Leader John Boehner

"We're left with party line votes in the middle of the night, a couple of sweetheart deals to get it over the finish line, and a public that's outraged."
-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky

"As we move forward, America can look forward to watching Nancy Pelosi conduct the arm-twisting needed to convince her most liberal colleagues that the Senate version is the best Trojan horse possible to hide a true single-payer system, which is what this debate has always been about. This Christmas, the Democrats and President Obama have given America the one gift that keeps on taking."
-Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele

"We are going to work, asking people to talk to their senators, make them face the music. The American people don't support this effort for government to run health care."
-Senator John Barrasso

"Specific provisions in this legislation will increase, rather than decrease, health care costs, reduce coverage options and disrupt existing coverage for families, seniors and small businesses."
-Karen Ignagni, president and chief executive of America’s Health Insurance Plans

"This is Bernie Madoff accounting and it's an outrage."
-Senator Judd Gregg

"What we asked for and what Congress promised was a plan that would bring costs under control and make health care more accessible by making it more affordable. What we received are employer mandates and other provisions that will drive up costs that are already far too high and that will endanger the employer-provided health insurance system that millions of American families depend on."
-National Retail Federation Vice President Neil Trautwein

"They know there is widespread opposition to this monstrosity. I want to assure you, Mr. President, this fight isn't over. In fact, this fight is long from over."
-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky

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