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-- -- top story tonight reaction joining us from out Washington congressman Dennis Kucinich.
And congresswoman Michelle Bachmann congresswoman what was the headline for you today.
I think that take away today bill is that we accomplished more.
At the White House beer summit -- we accomplished today at the White House health care.
I a lot of people were frustrated they didn't see a lot happened okay but.
Let's let's be fair.
The American people if you could slogged through this and and it's my job to do it so the view -- don't have to.
Did see a civil discussion.
They did see a lot of points put on the table.
By both sides.
I thought it was fair and balanced I thought the president did a good job moderating.
Did you feel the same way congresswoman.
Well clearly this was the president's opportunity and the president shelves so to speak he was able to control the conversation.
He was able to cut off participants and he was able to have the last word.
At every turn so clearly this was -- -- see and do anything unfair when you say cut off did you see him do anything.
Like I do in erupt in a boorish manner.
-- I -- not saying that he was boorish but certainly he was able to control the conversational wasn't possible for participants to be able to come back.
And refute what he had said because he moved down to the next person but the more important point.
Is that there are things that we can do that are fairly simple.
Clearly his bill is -- it's so complicated it's -- readable nobody understands what it's about you've always said from the beginning bill.
The folks have to have something that is straightforward I would agree and that most straightforward thing that we could do is something that you said.
That Republicans that they have that Democrats have said -- That the insurance companies.
Need to give here too and I would agree and I think what we need to do is take the walls down in every state so that the folks can buy us.
-- yeah that's I think that's very Republican candidate in this benefactor support -- of pillows headline for you congressman's.
Well I have to qualify it by saying F from two to five I was chairing -- -- side and see the last three hours what I did Sierra Leon.
And I think it's important for the American people now.
Is that Democrats and Republicans alike -- -- sit down and have a similar discussion -- about what is you know and arguably one of the greatest.
Issues of our time and I think that's important for people -- now.
That we do find ways to get -- -- and and -- disagree without being disagreeable that can happen here it's important to know that I think psychologically that was a good thing today but you gotta admit it was boring sand was -- not.
Well I'm not really -- about health know when you're right you're want -- off -- -- I think.
Come -- the first person ever from me that you know I on the -- -- I'm not know.
-- know bill a bill one out of every three dollars.
Goes to hell -- to for profit system health care no one out of every six dollars and our economy.
Goes to health care -- and terms of our GDP for one item averaged three dollars goes for the activities of corporate profits stock options executive salaries advertising marketing the cost of paperwork.
Fifteen to 30% in the private sector the model that I proposed.
Totally different than what Democrats and -- and talking about a but I can't get it has denied because I got medical care for Rossi there.
I gotta get I gotta get into who -- -- and what -- think's gonna happen are congresswoman make a prediction we're gonna have polls come out starting on Monday.
Maybe even snapple's tomorrow about what the American people who want you know that this is what Americans who want.
We always do it no matter what's Olympics competition.
Super Bowl politics so I know you're republic you probably -- GOP one.
But make a prediction on -- polls what are the folks gonna set.
We'll -- to be honest I really think that frustration one because letting anyone who sat through this six hour marathon today was.
Inexorably frustrated by the end of all this because it was clear the president had his -- heels -- and the Republicans kept trying to make their point.
There was really virtually no coming together.
And what the -- the public is really tired of this this is gone on for very busy any bend it all on Barack Obama's party didn't bend at all.
Now in the -- and act and I didn't see that he was willing to come together.
To step it didn't come together on terms that we agree because ultimately he was working off with his -- and his they'll remember.
Over a year -- been spent behind closed doors to put his bill together he's not coming off that they all -- all.
-- guy -- almost -- problem happens if he wants it to be passed in the house particularly congressman Kucinich he's -- Have to give someone is gonna have to come somewhat and come up with something different it's not gonna pass.
While the -- happened -- -- -- that the question that you just raised through the after refuses made those about one and that is that.
How do you get a bill passed.
If you don't find a way of addressing on you know many of the concerns people -- having -- for my part.
When the president took the public option out of the bill.
I don't see any way I can support it to you gonna vote against it and I'm sure congresswoman Bachmann is gonna vote against it.
We don't give her daughter Democrats on we're gonna vote again the city and vote again for different reasons but keep in my -- different presidents did introduce his bill.
Before the summit so I if -- had called the summit and then.
-- below 00 items that -- -- but I wanted to do as it stands now this past congresswoman -- real quick as it passed yesterday.
Now how does it -- congressman Kucinich -- you know.
I think you hazard great deal of difficult.
Thanks -- -- both great debate they appreciate it next on the rundown or.
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