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You know Republicans go around with Hitler mustaches on Obama and calling him a Nazi.
And these Tea Party people I mean and and you know the -- -- Joseph Wilson.
That seems to be okay you say something -- turned out to be true in the same people who were defending Joseph Wilson want you to apologize.
All I was doing was saying what everybody and -- and that nobody but yet.
Is federal line though I mean what I guess what troubled me is another stories a couple of days -- like representative Tom price of Georgia.
Was gonna have a resolution.
That your remarks were reward you he -- -- remarks and yet.
He apparently gave a speech where -- he said.
It doesn't talking about Joseph Wilson it doesn't take the majority to prevail but -- -- -- tireless minority keen on sending.
Brush fires -- freedom in the minds of men thank you so much -- -- those brush fires here's defending Wilson who want you to apologize.
Well when he introduced that resolution it's certainly set a -- under fundraising the money to ward and when they introduced a resolution the other we've -- thousands of people go to Grayson for congress stuck common make contributions in the big.
The big push.
Was when the Republicans start to try to embarrass me for telling the truth I mean how can we have a puncher institution where you get punished for telling the truth.
It wasn't calculated -- -- Yemen here getting all this attention it was a calculated my present.
Well I calculated.
You know I've been thinking about this problem for a long time and in particular what it would take to get the Democrats to move forward.
Yeah I think when I explained on the floor of the house that Harvard study published three weeks ago had 44000.
Americans dying every single year from lack of health insurance.
I figured maybe that -- get people to move forward because the Republicans have dominated the debate.
Republicans have put the Democrats on the defensive.
And now we have to say it's time statewide can save money.
When you -- that lacking health insurance was a holocaust was at the wrong word.
Well what the best word to use the we're we're talking about a situation where 44000.
Americans are dying every year in the time that I've been alive over a million.
What do you what do you -- what's the best word to describe but that he unnecessary deaths of a million Americans.
And they're the -- argument death panels already those death panels call insurance companies.
Well -- together at the same beliefs and -- time after time people tell me about that but.
I think if you look at what they -- they've done nothing to actually deal with the problem that exists that's why -- said that that the Republican health plans don't get sick.
We now get sick because the -- they do nothing for people with preexisting conditions.
They didn't they do nothing for people who don't have health coverage they do nothing for the one million Americans who actually go broke every year trying to pay their health care -- Do nothing for anybody so good their messages just don't get sick.
And when you refer to Republicans as knuckle dragging neanderthals that's not all Republicans and -- one or two or -- I'll tell you funny story a favorite story one of them came up to -- on the floor of the house and told me that he took offense to the fact.
That I called them -- knuckle dragging Neanderthal and that it wouldn't talking about -- that I think -- work.
And I I said no no I'm serious -- -- what -- really talking about you.
And he says it will prove that principle to look -- -- -- was upheld the FSF that's.
Agree we -- under the Republican in Congo -- the air is like when when.
He would insisting to me that he thought the knuckle dragging.
Neanderthal imagine that.
It's like when that when Jimmy Carter said a large portion of people don't like Obama or racist people on -- radio show and saying in a race it will -- -- -- government.
Well it right yet -- anyway -- don't protest too much just like lady Macbeth.
What are they feel a tournament and what's interesting about you is that you went to Harvard you got a masters you did a master's thesis on the import and on gerontology.
How to improve the health of older people.
You create an organization.
To support research on health of seniors -- people don't know that you have a background and this stuff.
Oh yes I mean the longest sustained effort of my entire life with starting the alliance for aging research in 1986.
And then unfortunately -- at this year weren't elected to congress I was -- off the turbulence bridging research for more than twenty years.
What's gonna happen with a public option are we gonna get a public option I mean that's explosives -- gonna have it.
Thinning hair there's -- saying you know doesn't it's on life support right now according to -- -- I think we're gonna see it in the house bill because I think the majority of house members -- a majority the senate.
Actually supported the promise in the senate the Republicans think we're gonna have to get the sixty instead of that if you want.
But it a majority of the senate wants to deter the house wants that.
What I really want above all I want to see health care in our in our country that's affordable but doesn't make people go broke.
I wanna see comprehensive in other words I'm sick and tired of health insurance policies we get all the health -- -- needed and while we don't need any.
Yeah and I want to see universal I wanna see that the forty million Americans who don't have any health coverage actually do because it just rips me apart -- think.
That every single day we have another 122 Americans who -- unnecessarily.
Because they don't have health care insurance and I invite everybody to go to our web site and take a look at that study.
And you fear itself it is that they -- for rates for respect for for age leaving even -- when.
And adults found that if you have no health insurance in America your 40% more likely to -- Should we be talking about single Payer to have.
Well you know the public isn't there at this point.
But what what I wanna see it -- that is important I wanna see a bill that save lives and save money.
And well you know basically this is the last chance for the private insurance industry in America.
If we -- this spill in the gulf find ways to try to evade the law and boost their profits and their own personal earnings.
By denying people the care they need I think that message will be understood by the American.
I thought -- our.
And even following the Wyden amendment and all which seems to be now going nowhere.
Congress senator Wyden who wanted to give people an option between.
If you're employed that going on the front of the public option if -- as opposed to your employer's plan and apparently that's -- Well it live listen what what I said it is.
Basically what the president's that it lets not get.
Bogged down in the specific details of how we do it -- we need to make sure that everybody in this country has access to medical care when they needed.
We need to make sure the people funded affordable that they don't have to who worry that every single time they -- terrific if he's not.
By their health care premiums and -- have to worry that because of co payments they're gonna end up going broke.
And we need health care in this country that actually provides you with health care.
In other words -- -- health care that doesn't.
Pulled a -- -- rug out from under you because you're representing your this year because the that you have a chronic condition and the -- is to get to be to -- I mean it in America we have.
We have helped -- policies.
Chosen by employers that that the employees have no control over where if you reaching -- a quarter million dollars in expenditures on health care that touch off an early.
You know let's say that -- -- on life support in a hospital unconscious they can literally pull the plug on you your own health care and insurance company goes it is so before those of the death penalty in the.
And before a part company is another SoundBite about Republicans would like to offer us.
Well I I will tell you that they that they they they are no longer they they simply -- say no over and over and over again.
And it's very interesting very appealing it's it's now been several different sites that what I said.
And all they do -- they come back to try to insult me and I all I think what they have no plan and it turned out to be true they have no plan and they are the party of no.
And that's not -- -- anybody's problems right now all they do -- they invent these plausible lies.
About death panels and everything else they try to force them on the American people they are -- factory.
-- -- Republican friends.
I'm sure but the Republican -- it's really the leadership on the Republican side that's become completely.
Out of touch.
And and just -- -- element in their own fascination.
With themselves and then in their own little preoccupations and -- session like -- -- in the the American people left right up down middle whatever.
American people all of the same thing they wanna see progress and they're seeing no progress at all from the Republican Party.
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