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Reid Blames GOP Opposition To Obama On Racism

From Nevada Public Radio station, KNPR:

Senator Harry Reid On Affordable Care Act, Immigration Reform And His Legacy

AIR DATE: August 9, 2013

BY IAN MYLCHREEST — Even though he is Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., sees no way out of the current congressional gridlock. He blames the filibuster, and the allegiance of some 40 percent of Republican senators to the Tea Party. They always vote with the anti-tax party, even though the conservative group represents less than 10 percent of public opinion, Reid said.

Except according to every poll. But for some reason this NRP station fails to note that Mr. Reid also said: “It’s been obvious that they’re doing everything they can to make him [Obama] fail. And I hope, I hope — and I say this seriously — I hope that’s based on the substance and not the fact that he’s African-American.”

Likening the Tea Party to anarchists, Reid said, “They’re vetoing everything.” He praised Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for breaking with the Tea Party and agreeing to confirm several of President Obama’s long-delayed nominees. McCain also brought enough Republican votes for other measures such as the Farm Bill, the Postal Bill and the Violence Against Women Act.

So they aren’t vetoing everything, after all.

Reid also cited the Affordable Care Act as the kind of change that has made a difference.

Union complaints from leaders, including the culinary union’s D. Taylor, about workers being dropped from health insurance and losing rostered hours were exaggerated, Reid said. “I would recommend that D. would just calm down and stop frightening people…"

In other words, the unions are liars or they don’t know what they are talking about. Nobody is going to lose their insurance or be moved to part time.

Reid… said that it was necessary for patients to “have skin in the game.” The so-called Cadillac plans (like that offered by the Culinary Union) encouraged patients to use too many services because they paid nothing. “The Cadillac plans weren’t fair to other people.” said Reid. The unions had negotiated luxury plans that were not sustainable.

In other words, the unions are right to be worried about losing their plans. And they aren’t just frightening people.

Still the law is here now, and contrary to what Republicans are saying, “it’s working,” said Reid with a smile.

In fact, Obama-Care is working so wonderfully, Mr. Reid and the rest of Congress just demanded that taxpayers pay 75% of their premiums. And they are trying to get out from under it when they retire.

He says some unintended consequences did need to be fixed…

Like the way they got their premiums fixed with a 75% taxpayer subsidy? Which, by the way, had been ‘intended consequence.’ But that didn’t stop them.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Reid Blames GOP Opposition To Obama On Racism”

  1. Enthalpy

    How did Mr. Reid make his millions?

  2. I, too, am opposed to Obama’s Racism.


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