After a day-long White House summit on healthcare, Republicans returning to the Senate said that President Obama and the Democrats appear ready to go it alone on this issue.
“They’re not interested in putting a 2,700-page bill on the shelf,” said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, referring to GOP demands that the president start over with a step-by-step approach, focusing on issues on which there is broad agreement.
At the end of the summit, Mr. Obama said, “I did not propose something complicated just for the sake of being complicated.” He added, “The reason we didn’t do it is it turns out baby steps don’t get you to the place where people need to go.”
In other words, even though polls indicate widespread disapproval of Obamacare, and opposition to using reconciliation, the opinion of the people doesn't mean a hell of a lot right now. The president and his friends have decided that we have to get "to the place where people need to go," whether the people want to go there or not. I'm afraid the place that "people need to go" features a lot of banjo music.
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