House Republicans have responded to President Obama's invitation to attend a public summit on health care. They are only 'in' if Obama wants to return to the beginning and 'start over.'
From House Republican Leader John Boehner:
We welcome President Obama's announcement of forthcoming bipartisan health care talks. In fact, you may remember that last May, Republicans asked President Obama to hold bipartisan discussions on health care in an attempt to find common ground on health care, but he declined and instead chose to work with only Democrats. Since then, the President has given dozens of speeches on health care reform, operating under the premise that the more the American people learn about his plan, the more they will come to like it. Just the opposite has occurred: a majority of Americans oppose the House and Senate health care bills and want them scrapped so we can start over with a step-by-step approach focused on lowering costs for families and small businesses. More here.
They should politely decline the Presidents invite and have townhalls with constituents all over America and see what the people actually want. It is a win - win for them. They show they care about Health Care and do not allow Obama use them for his propaganda and other nonsense. If he was seriously wanting to be bipartisan it might be different, but as we know the tricks in Obama's book so we should not go there.
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