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Chuck Schumer: We Shouldn’t Have Passed Obamacare In 2010

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer threw Obamacare under the bus Tuesday, charging that Democrats should not have passed the law in 2010.

    Schumer, the third-ranking Senate Democrat, spoke Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington about the Democrats’ losses in this year’s elections. He encouraged Democrats to embrace government despite their electoral crash but also admitted that the Democratic House and Senate should not have passed Obamacare.

    Democrats should have focused on directly helping the middle class, Schumer argued.

    “Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them” by electing President Obama and a Democratic-controlled Congress in 2008. “We took their mandate and put all our focus on the wrong problem.”

    “The plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships created by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed,” Schumer said. “But it wasn’t the change we were hired to make” in the 2008 election. ”Americans were crying out for the end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs — not changes in health care.”

    “The Affordable Care Act was aimed at the 36 million Americans who were not covered,” Schumer continued. “It’s been reported that only a third of the uninsured are even registered to vote,” making Obamacare unlikely to win the Democrats any votes at all.

    “Even if the uninsured kept with the rate, which they likely didn’t, you would still only be talking about five percent of the electorate,” Schumer said. It made “no political sense” and left the middle class thinking the “Democrats are not paying enough attention to me.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/11/25/chuck-schumer-we-shouldnt-have-passed-obamacare-in-2010-video/
     
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    Who, or what, woke him up?
     
  3. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    I don't know but for once I agree with him.
     
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    carpro Well-Known Member

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    If he believes that, he should be willing to vote for repeal and use his considerable clout with other democrats to do the same.

    But he won't.
     
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    So...he was for it before he was against it.
     
  6. matt wade

    matt wade Well-Known Member

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    Great...so you agree with him!

    You do realize that his stance is that Obamacare was a good thing, but it should have just been done after some other things, right? He's not saying that they shouldn't have passed it at all. So that's that you are agreeing with, right?
     
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    Read the article. Watched the video. At no time did I read or hear Schumer say "We shouldn't have passed ObamaCare in 2010".

    Par for the poster, I guess.
     
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    Around these parts "Schumer never met a camera he didn't like"
     
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