What's next for health care battle?
Sen. Lindsey Graham sounds off
- Duration 5:12
- Date Jun 28, 2012
Sen. Lindsey Graham sounds off
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Arias to entertain senator Lindsey Graham a Republican from South Carolina joins us now senator what happens next.
Well I think.
The American people need to -- in this is not a Republican issue anymore Jenna what happened is that the only way for this bill to be -- to be upheld constitutionally.
-- for the politicians who passed it.
To say they are okay with attacks we don't need a massive tax increase to fix health -- President Obama looked the chairman -- said we're not taxing you.
Every Democrat on the floor of the debate now floor of the senate -- that this is not attacks if it'd been seen as attacks they what they got ten votes must -- sixty.
So what happens next as we go to every Democrat including the president.
Who said it -- and attacks and asked them now what do you think in what do you believe because the only way can be.
Legally upheld -- for you to have used the powered attacks.
So if they don't they -- don't know what they're doing.
Are they lied to us so this is a huge issue in the fall the big losers the American people because they.
Don't need to be taxed anymore and taxing the American people to fix health -- is the -- model.
And the other big issue is that people are tired of politicians.
Saying one thing and doing another so to every Democrat who voted for this bill.
Will you accept -- as a tax increase or not.
When your colleagues over in the house house majority leader Eric Cantor says it after the July 4 recess he's going -- brain.
Bill -- the floor of the house to repeal the health care law that could potentially senator grand set up some sort of bad.
A showdown that you're you're describing here where lawmakers have to come -- -- and vote for or against what is now viewed.
We're describes attacks by the Supreme Court -- UC -- -- similar happening in the senate.
Absolutely the issue is not about health care anymore it's about taxes.
-- thing we need a hundreds of billions of dollars in new taxes to fix a broken healthcare system.
We -- more choice and more competition not more taxes and the taxes being levied.
Wind up allowed the federal government's own health care so that's one issue Republicans should go to the floor of the senate and the house and challenge every Democrat.
To embrace that this is attacks and if they want to embrace it that it being a tax repeal the bill.
And the other thing is the president of the United States should explain himself.
Why did he take presidential podium.
And assure us all we were not using the powered attacks the reason he said that is because he knew he couldn't pass this bill.
But when he went to the court his lawyer said we'll look at the powered attacks as a way to uphold the bill.
This is disingenuous.
It will not stand and I have a bill.
Six months ago -- -- the senator -- though.
That basically said.
All states should be able to opt out of -- -- -- care and now -- -- -- -- you could follow up on that of course is senator the president did not use the word tax in his address just a few moments ago he said that the Supreme Court Ryan reaffirmed -- principle on a principle that.
If that everyone deserves access to health care and that if you can afford it you have to -- -- if he can't authority should have access to affordable health care.
What is the Republican plan though for the health care market because we do know that these health care cries.
You don't regardless of the stated this line how it's implemented is something that is so crucial towards the financial stability of this country.
The Republican plan to fix health care is not to increase your taxes by hundreds of billions of dollars.
Republican plan to fix health care is a step by step process rather than a 2700.
Page bill you don't understand.
Our plan is allow you to buy health care across state lines.
To do away with the -- the existing illnesses collisions.
To create more competition not less the world -- Democrats.
And not allow the power to tax the American people.
To pass a health care bill.
The president needs to be held accountable.
For being disingenuous.
During the debate the Democrats need to be held accountable for taking the floor of the house and the senate and denying they're taxing the American people.
They need to answer the question.
Now that the courts they had the only way you can uphold this bill is to ease the power to tax.
Will you accept this is a tax increase and if you -- -- -- tax increase where you were Republicans to find a better way.
If the supreme court -- -- or -- this law how do you hold the president accountable senator.
Is called an election.
Every Republican running for the congress -- the senate should say -- -- an hour in congress.
How would not have voted for a tax increase to fix health care.
Every Democrat who voted for this bill should be labeled as a massive tax increase member of congress.
Or repeal the bill they can't have it both ways.
Senator Graham nice to have you today big day historic plan they look for to have you back to talk more about this thank you sir.