Friday, July 29, 2011

Obvious: Steny Hoyer admits Obamacare ram through is affecting debt ceiling vote

After having Obamacare rammed through by Democrats in the middle of the night, Republicans aren't feeling as bipartisan as they used to be.

Steny Hoyer,
“I don’t think healthcare was handled the way it should’ve been
(Briefing Room) House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said lingering bitterness over how Democrats passed the healthcare reform law has made Republicans resistant to compromise on the debt ceiling.

Hoyer, speaking on CNBC, said he thought part of the reason Republicans have refused to compromise with Democrats on the debt-ceiling package was because of how House Democrats pushed through the Obama administration's healthcare law.

"I think that's accurate," Hoyer said Friday. "I don't think healthcare was handled the way it should've been, but let me tell you why: There was an openness to compromise, but the Republicans said, 'Look, we don't like your plan, we're not going to go there at all,' " Hoyer said.

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