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We're awaiting a vote on Capitol Hill -- a bill to repeal the health care law.
If it passes the house -- almost certainly die in the democratic controlled senate but still it is the talk on the hill today.
That means something in that there's.
The Republican Party continues to pursue its message.
Not substance this is the 31 time we voted on repealing the health care bill.
It's the 31 time that it will fail everybody knows the president is committed to it he's not gonna sign that bill.
I've got from the democratic side Republican Illinois congressman Peter Bosco was the chief deputy whip and -- welcome back here to America's Newsroom.
Good to be with you thank you -- -- will happen that we believe sometime about midafternoon but you're gonna speak on the floor 1 o'clock what's your message.
What message is simple there were false promises that were made.
It was characterized not as a tax hike the court has said without any ambiguity.
It is -- tax hike.
And the remedy is to remove this from -- up as an obstacle -- job creation.
And let's move forward on something that's new and fresh.
And not be stuck in this thing that really is increasingly unpopular that's the -- and I think ultimately the public will have the last word on this.
And quite likely you're right about that you just heard from Steny Hoyer more than thirty times house Republicans have done this is it still effective -- is losing its punch do you -- Now look this is that point of real clarity in the public I think what I'm hearing from my district.
In suburban Chicago is they have no contrast.
In having a tax hike foisted -- on them.
-- particularly when the economy is in such tough shape right now so you're gonna see house GOP continue to fight.
To repeal this bad law it's increasingly unpopular with independent voters that the president desperately needs in his reelection bid it's increasingly popular.
With the women voters who make 85% of the health care decisions.
In this country so we're going to continue to push for those types of things that we can remove those obstacles -- job creation.
And moved towards patient centered health care options that drive the cost down and ultimately trying to deal cumulative -- with preexisting conditions look.
This could be great we could have a system that is rational again and where the cost drivers that don't add any value to this equation.
I removed that's where the country I think.
Wants us to be going instead of a lot of other political drama and dogma that the White House insists I'll tell you what the White House says in a moment but first how many Democrats will vote for.
That's going to be a very interesting question itself some of them made commitments that they weren't gonna support tax hikes in the past.
And now unambiguously.
The United States Supreme Court has said.
This is a tax -- the president doesn't want to hear that.
But every thinking person is pretty much agreed it's -- tax -- -- now the Democrats on the other side are gonna have to say.
Did they stick with the president or did they stick with their constituents my hunch is you're gonna see several of them crossover and -- with the GOP.
-- what we heard a number three a bit earlier today which would not be significant as you know and I I think frankly you would like more.
And -- just to buttress your argument but this is what the White House is gonna -- -- -- and it's a campaign you're get a 119 days before the vote.
That -- that if you do this it would cost millions of hardworking middle class families the security of affordable health coverage and care that they deserve.
How can President Obama go out the places like Iowa.
And Colorado and sell this message and use it against.
Look the president has to completely embrace the totality of the -- that he passed.
A massive tax hike that is done why.
It was promised that it was gonna bring costs down and hasn't brought costs down people were promised that they were gonna be able to keep the doctors that they had.
They're not able to.
You see more and more folks and more and more employers are moving away from offering coverage.
You see employers that are saying no we're not gonna have fifty or more employees because we don't want -- -- this new threshold.
We're gonna we're not going to hire that new person or two or three so I don't think it's helpful politically for President Obama but set that aside for a second.
Go right to what is best for job growth in the United States and I don't think with a straight face anybody can say.
We're better off from a job and -- competitiveness and -- growth agenda point of view.
With this as an albatross around the neck of the economy -- -- shed it and move on Peter thank you Peter Ross who's a Republican from Illinois.
You'll talk at 1 o'clock thereabouts a vote sometime around 3 o'clock eastern time today we will be watching thanks again thank.
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