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The “mandate” voters had provided Democrats with their 2008 victories, Schumer said, was put on the wrong problem.
“After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus, but unfortunately Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them. We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem – health care reform,” Schumer said.
“The plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships caused by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed,” he added. “But it wasn’t the change we were hired to make. Americans were crying out for an end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs — not for changes in their health care.”
originally posted by: snarky412
a reply to: xuenchen
Saw that on the news yesterday
He's just covering his azz for his next re-election bid
It may be a little too late for him....... it does sound like he's kinda getting desperate however, throwing the Dems and Obamacare under the bus
Typical politician, only looking out for himself...
Sounds like a jockeying of position for 2016 already.
originally posted by: BABYBULL24
If you think that healthcare law had anything to do with healthcare - you need your head examined....hell they kicked more people off heath insurance than Obamacare ever signed up.
It is the Progressive Dream to get a 1 payer system in healthcare & Obamacare did not do that - so these Progressives will have no problem pealing away from it. They won't stop pushing for it but this law did not take them to the promise land!
I mean really do you think these Liberal Progressive Elitist give a damn if you live or die like Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Schumer = of course not. They just want more people under the yoke of a federal government...ie healthcare.