Rep. Eric Cantor on Obamacare ruling
How are Republicans responding?
- Duration 3:38
- Date Jun 29, 2012
How are Republicans responding?
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Well now that Obama -- has survived the Supreme Court what is next for Republicans.
Let's ask house majority leader Eric Cantor who joins us live now from Washington good morning to congressman.
Good morning so I know you're gonna have a vote in the house coming up on July 11 it will probably -- in the house to repeal obamacare but it's gonna die in the senate.
So why -- do it.
Well -- and above we've got to do is we got to continue to focus on C if we can get back to the health care that people in America want.
And that's why we have scheduled a vote in the house to repeal Obama care.
I'm we're gonna continue -- to try and make sure.
That we can't we we attempt to do that but -- let's let's take a step back for second and really think about what that decision yesterday means.
It really underscores the choice that people have this election.
It underscores a choice of people have in terms of the health care.
We -- we're we're gonna have -- America as well as many many other aspects of leadership or lack thereof.
For the country.
And and so we we're gonna go in time repeal Obama care we're gonna continue to -- and focus on the kind of health care people want.
Which is patient centered care if they don't want Washington coming in telling them what kind of coverage they should have.
Or what their doctor -- can do sure that's why we're continue to fight for one thing -- Supreme Court did.
cantor is it said and what are you talking about this is not a -- ministers Mr.
President this is a tax a gigantic tax on the American people.
And at the Affordable Care Act -- specifically spells out that the IRS.
We'll come after you if you don't pay your tax Marco Rubio said that's just one more thing we're gonna have to worry about the IRS coming after us now.
Play that's exactly right I mean that that the problem here there and -- -- there are multiple for sure but.
Throughout the process when.
Obamacare was being considered the president Nancy Pelosi many others said this is not going to be attacks this is not attacks.
At all while we saw yesterday the court then finally decided.
That issue and said yes it is -- tax we also heard the president consistently say that if Americans have health care they like they can keep it.
And we've seen that most Americans who have health care.
They like it they just think it's too expensive.
And so what we're seeing now is Obama cares forcing those people out of those -- so yet again and broken promise.
And what we're saying is let it stop all the promises he can't keep let's get back to the kind of health care we want.
Let's put patients and their doctors back in charge.
And stopped Washington from -- in this really personal decisions.
That's around health care.
And congress and the problem is as you know is he not gonna get elected if you think we don't know if you've got security it's Medicare -- -- -- Medicaid yearning of Social Security not gonna get elected people got used to those entitlements.
And that's what they're staying.
Do you do you fear that you going to be trying to pull something back it's Horry is slowly but surely being institutionalized.
-- because I think that people in this country don't like Obama -- they don't want the government telling them what kind of health care they should have.
They want to be in shores and I also think -- a larger question of all these entitlements.
And I believe that the case were making -- support -- -- facts than math doesn't lock.
We need to get back to growing this economy stopping all the spending.
And the deficit spending that we're incurring for and get back to a growth oriented -- future.
All right congressman Eric Kantor thanks for your time this morning and he got a busy schedule have a great weekend -- -- majority leader quite bit.