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A Rhode island school board taking drastic steps voting to fire one school's entire faculty last night some teachers are outraged.
I'm disheartened I -- I feel like after twenty years I can see some progress beginning to be made.
And I'm sad that we're not gonna be around to.
Follow that due to push -- forward.
Central falls high school graduate graduates less than half of its students.
Rhode island's commissioner of education recommended this plan among others.
And when the teachers union rejected a different reform.
The district superintendent went with this approach.
Well my big.
The president and top leaders of both parties will be going head to head in -- health care summit that critics say is more about politics than policy.
Most Democrats don't seem all that interest in Republican ideas and most Republicans are and it was about to suddenly forget the town hall protests over the size and scope of this bill so.
May be the real story is what happens after tomorrow.
Pennsylvania Democrat Al -- Schwartz vice chair of the House Budget Committee is my guess now congresswoman thanks much for being here.
Good to do -- you -- right so that's the big question is assuming that tomorrow is the stalemate so many believe it will be.
Where the house and the Senate -- we had a congressman come on our air Bart Stupak moderate Democrat today.
-- cast some serious doubts about whether this thing -- ever pass at any meaningful way in the house do you agree.
Well let -- say that tomorrow is -- yet another opportunity -- N president is gonna reach out to Republicans talking about.
-- many of the things we agree on and helped bring some along but they -- I hope I hope very clear about why we're moving ahead on health care reform.
And even asked about.
You my colleague and his question -- of votes the fact is that.
We as Democrats we hope some Republicans joining us do believe that it is essential to the fiscal health of our nation and to our economic competitiveness.
And the health and -- -- your families for us to move ahead with that uniquely American solution okay -- But I help you remember that I believe they would.
Intel and the numbers aren't they there because it let let me just play you what Bart Stupak said earlier your America's -- -- this bill doesn't kick -- -- 2018 were saying well why we passed a bill now let's I'm gonna -- -- for another 89 years I mean where -- we have some real.
Legislative and procedural concerns from which what the leadership is trying to do with this legislation.
-- recalled the compromise -- -- proposed by President Obama just unacceptable in particular on the issue of abortion and says the votes are not there in the house is he rock.
I hope so my beliefs so is you know when I talked to my my colleagues many of them have said truthfully we voted for -- -- before.
We have lost a couple of members so that we will have to gain those three year.
Members back in other votes on but the fact is that this bill does what many of the members including those who were concerned about the first -- In making sure that it is a very centrist bill.
It builds on the way health -- works in this country -- new consumer protections and some rules and regulations the insurance industry.
And and it does bring all Americans in thirty million more Americans having access to buy a private insurance.
How do you get a -- moderates like Bart Stupak on board because he was critical he and his contingent in the house if you will.
We're critical -- -- Nancy Pelosi did not have the votes to get this thing passed until Bart Stupak.
Sign on once he got a satisfactory amendment ensuring that there would be no public money used for any abortions of any kind.
That's the only reason he in his in his come pod race I'm not an out he comes out today says.
That the language being proposed now is not acceptable.
Not acceptable in any way he if he doesn't think the -- to -- you need more -- he can't have to back another fouling out.
I wouldn't say this is that what -- supports suspects dead at the time is that he -- -- offers amendment that even went down -- would have voted the health care bill.
I hope that is so true but understand the language in the Senate bill.
Also does the -- -- always agreed on.
Which is that public dollars will not be used to cover abortion services.
That is -- differently in the Senate bill.
And that's true for some other provisions as well that there many of us who liked the bills the contents -- the exact language that we could in the house bill.
But in fact we're gonna go with some of the slightly changed language.
-- with modifications of course but with so he changed language in that the Senate used.
But it doesn't get us to where we want to go and it is true even for those concerned about abortion coverage he will be no public dollars used for abortion coverage and let me ask you.
-- tell you that much occasions obviously Barack Obama came out on Monday with his sort of proposed.
Modification if you will to the Senate and that and the house when he started with the Senate bill as a president.
Point of origin.
And many people have come out criticized his compromise now because they say are you had many special deals in the original legislation.
In particular over the Senate -- had the cornhuskers kickback giving Ben Nelson of Nebraska.
Hundred million dollars for his state that he had to Louisiana purchase giving Mary Landrieu.
300 million down a Louisiana and the criticisms that have come out since Barack Obama revealed this new plan have -- not.
Not that he got rid of those.
Benefits of those deals but.
Now he's expanded at every stage so now it's not just Ben Nelson Mary Lander but State's gonna get all those extra money and everybody's asking.
Well let -- recently say that the concern about those provisions -- that he was that it was unfair that Nebraska god.
I help in providing health.
Coverage to who -- citizens and in other states didn't and that was -- -- -- of that was really what the objection was I have found that -- how do you take for its.
Well and this -- is is actually paid for it reduces the deficit.
And as you know our states are struggling to provide the help I can't answer without doing -- -- -- how do you pay for it.
Well as you know and if you've looked at the at the -- language on this too is that they're gonna it is paid for.
And half my savings within government which is that most Americans want us to do.
And and the rest is paid for through individual events and businesses and wealthiest Americans contributing.
To what is -- really benefit all Americans which is access to meaningful ongoing health and insurance coverage that you can count on and that's going to be true for every American for the first time in this country -- -- Allyson Schwartz Schwartz thanks so much for coming out -- always appreciate your your perspective.
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