George Stephanapolous

Capitol Hill Update: Democrats Continue to Defy Will of American People on Obamacare

 

American seniors in recent national polls oppose Obamacare by margins of 2 to 1.  Yet, as anyone, who has been watching coverage of the votes in the Senate Financial Services Committee, knows, the Democrats continue to defy the will of the overwhelming majority who oppose Obamacare including the bill which is coming out of Montana Democrat and Chairman Max Baucus' committee.  Some 41% of the American people support Obamacare, an astoundingly low number of support for a program which will consume nearly 17% of the American economy.  

On occasion, the American people gain a victory during the proceedings of the Senate committee.  But far more often than not, the amendments introduced by Republicans to solve the real problems in our current health care system are voted down by the 13-10 Democrat majority, such as ensuring illegal aliens absolutely do not receive free health care in America.   

Among the victories on Tuesday was the defeat of the two "government option" proposals and a 12-11 vote for Senator Orrin Hatch's amendment restoring the $50 million for abstinence-only education which had been eliminated by the Democrat-controlled Congress. 

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