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Less than a week from the government shutdown deadline, the debate continues over President Obama’s controversial health care law. Despite Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s plans to remove the provision that defunds the law, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has taken to the Senate floor to deliver remarks on Obamacare and the shutdown, saying, “I intend to speak until I am no longer able to stand.”
Tonight, two U.S. Senators, Bernie Sanders, an independent who supports Obamacare, and Republican Lindsey Graham, who opposes it, face off on the controversial health care law with hosts Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.
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“Lead follow or get out of the way” Ted Cruz was not leading by reading Doctor Seuss all night but a lot of people were put to sleep. Attempting obstruction of the enactment of legislation already passed in both houses are actions of a fool likened to Chicken Little warning that the sky is falling.
Newt How many Americans travel overseas to get medical services are we are too expensive or they can't afgord health insurance or to have a proceedure (knee, hip, etc)?
Hold their feet to the fire.
The rich get richer they harbor their wealth in foreign ports not wanting to share their gains. Others come pleading to taste our liberty wanting a chance to be an American and without hesitation they drive the nails often die in military combat and do the lowly labor no one else will do. We deny them citizenship saying they do not benefit us. I think about what the bible says Luke 12:48 Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. Then how is it that sharing for those with much in a country more blessed than any on earth is no longer a priority. Our Federal legislative body while requiring that a large percentage of all foreign aid packages must be spent purchasing American arms (billions and billions of dollars) in fact subsidizes the majority of patrons of John Boehner’s family owned bar via Lockheed Martin. This Majority Speaker of the House wants to punish education with lower budgets and target without second thought those that need food stamps because they can’t survive on our current minimum wage. Lobbyists have twisted the priorities of America and continue to do so.
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Author, documentary filmmaker, historian, Speaker of the House (1995-1999), and 2012 Republican presidential candidate
Fmr. Obama Deputy Campaign Mgr. and W.H. Sr. Adviser, founder of Precision Strategies, fmr. Sr. Adviser to Maj. Leader Reid and Sen. Kennedy
Conservative columnist for New York Daily News, contributing editor at Townhall Magazine, commentator and author
Former Special Adviser for Green Jobs under President Obama, co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, author and attorney
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