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Blood on their hands – Democrats Betray the USA

Bloody Sunday, 2010: House OKs health bill

GOP: ‘This is not about uninsured; it is about socialized medicine’

By Drew Zahn

Democrats in the House needed 216 votes to pass the Senate’s version of a sweeping health-care package Barack Obama has been pushing with all his presidential might.

They tallied 219.

Democrats hailed the vote as a landmark victory.

“Today is the day that is going to rank with the day we passed the civil rights bill in 1964,” said Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. “Today we’re doing something that ranks with what we did with Social Security or Medicare. This is a day of which we can all be proud.”

“This is an American proposal that honors the traditions of our country,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., summing up the initiative in one word: “opportunity.”

Republicans in Congress, however, who voted in a solid block to oppose the measure that many argue grants the federal government far too much power at far too much of a cost, blasted the bill during the debate as the “mother of all unfunded mandates.”

“The American people know you can’t reduce health-care costs by spending $1 trillion or raising taxes by more than one-half trillion dollars. The American people know that you cannot cut Medicare by over one-half trillion dollars without hurting seniors,” said Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich. “And, the American people know that you can’t create an entirely new government entitlement program without exploding spending and the deficit.”

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