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When Dems stop lying (rarely)

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by jimrich60, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. jimrich60

    jimrich60 Member

    Aug 15, 2007
    Its pretty rare when the dems ever actually say anything you can believe, but when Steny Hoyer spoke out this week, he did say something that ought to get everyones attention:

    "The second-ranking House Democrat said "the single most pressing challenge" for the public and lawmakers was "putting our fiscal house in order."
    "The subject we were discussing [healthcare] was not as important as the subject we're discussing here," said Hoyer at a University of Maryland forum Thursday on the country's fiscal future.

    …Hoyer said that the health bill should help the fiscal picture; the Congressional Budget Office expects savings of about $140 billion this decade and far more in the bill's second decade.

    Hoyer acknowledged Republican concerns that those savings may not be realized, as they're based on measures lawmakers may be reluctant to enact. The health bill's savings come through Medicare cuts, which Democrats said won't affect seniors' quality of care, and through new taxes on high-income earners.

    He called on lawmakers to have the "courage" to stick by them.

    "Those savings are contingent on Congress keeping its pledge to take hard votes," Hoyer said.

    "Congress does not have a good track record on that objective," he added.

    In other words when it comes to the savings in the health care law, Hoyer is saying “You f****d up... you trusted us! Hey, make the best of it!”

    (Taken from Ace of Spades HQ blog)

    Even Hoyer does not believe congress will actually ever pass the cuts they used to "balance" the healthcare projected costs. So hold on to your wallets!!!!

    Jim R
  2. crusha

    crusha TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Anytime a democrat talks about "putting our fiscal house in order"...that's code for "Raising Taxes."

    Just thought I'd mention it.
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