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First the mystery its -- and it is our fault.
As health care battles rage at town halls across the country white house press secretary Robert Gibbs has some harsh words for.
Cox cable news this -- this part of the America.
I think what is unproductive though is if somebody tries to come to -- town hall meeting.
-- you can't ask your question or your mother can ask her question because somebody else's yelling.
That's what cable TV in the food fight brings to this I think we all have something to lose -- if we let.
Cable television come to town hall meetings.
And kill Health Care Reform for another year and put the special interest back in charge.
Today protesters continue to blast lawmakers -- healthcare town halls.
You want a -- out of here you're welcome to go.
I came prepared to speak.
-- -- Yeah but it is here pocket we've just we've just have a demonstration of the -- To restore this country back to.
-- created a -- to the constitution.
But the insurance company won't pay you can you afford it.
I said no to break here is a victim of health care rationing board.
That's what America's about.
Is we have a vigorous debate this is not about putting the government in charge of your health insurance I don't hear government.
Do you think we're gonna accomplish if you don't -- anybody to.
Yeah it's not even on the table so yeah.
-- -- -- We don't get it -- -- maybe you're just bringing -- when he's down on the.
Explain to us why we should believe any of the numbers that are being presented to -- -- -- It.
And we have protests across the country covered.
And we start with our own Griff Jenkins -- Bucknell university -- -- -- Pennsylvania where senator Arlen Specter held a town hall today.
-- -- -- -- Hey Greta that's right here but now there about three or fifty people packed into an auditorium another 500.
In a overflow room in the senator -- thirty questions about it.
It's just address the comments of mr.
Gibbs -- I wanna take no what I saw here today Greta was a referendum on Washington as much -- was a discussion of health care.
It won't -- a woman sit up and said.
A generally concerned.
Senator Specter that we're going to on the road to socialism to -- to senator tried for a moment of levity and said.
Well it's a good thing that only a third of the rim stood up.
When you said that young woman.
And the entire room erupted in jeering and booing and cheering to make their point.
They're mad about the deficit spending they're mad about the speed with which things are being done in that might be a message.
Greta that mr.
Gibbs wants to pay attention to -- Now we'll say.
That it was orderly here there were no protesters there was no shouting no violence or no violence but there's slave shouting lots of passion in -- spoke to some of the folks.
After the event here's what they had to say.
Take -- listen.
When you get below the surface I think there are a lot of things that are disturbing again the bureaucrats making decisions or you know -- having access to or are.
Bank accounts are bank accounts and think that if this is stuff that's not American and you know with friends in Canada and different stuff we we don't want that kind of bugs me about the congress is that they pass laws.
And generally there.
Some of those laws that don't apply to them.
I think the -- -- any law that's passed in congress ought to apply to all members of congress.
Will be nice to see that what I'm.
Want them to understand it is from my perspective I work it -- -- and that has been cited as one of the best health care delivery systems almost as a model to use for this Health Care Reform.
One thing I overlooked in there was.
One of the reasons that I think -- cost effective it is our CEO doctor Glenn Steele.
Killing makes about one and a half million a year he's underpaid as far as I'm concerned.
Whereas insurance companies the top ten these guys make over ten or twelve million on average from what I understand.
And might point to the country into -- senator Specter is how much is enough.
How much do they need things money changer they needed just did that you don't redo the whole system because it just makes it they had.
After the event -- senator Specter about.
The mob titled the label that they've being given any he said quote I'm not going to categorize any guess -- turn out to my town halls as moms Greta.
-- any of the people you spoke to afterwards and you wouldn't say after the event I know more I learn more I changed my opinion didn't get any of that.
What I got mostly -- what -- people set I felt like senator was listening to me and I hope we'll take that message back to Washington.
That's -- I heard them go -- I -- thank you.
Well for many protesters -- message is simple.
Reading the bill just read it.
-- -- Pennsylvania Robert Mitchell takes on senator Arlen Specter and health and human services secretary Kathleen severely yes.
When congressmen scoff -- the notion of Reading legislation because they aren't qualified or they are competent to understand it.
How -- how can we be confident that those congressmen are competent to re engineer the entire health care system.
Robert Mitchell asked that question and joins us live from Philadelphia rather that that time Amin was last week sometime.
Did you get any answers that satisfied if so that would he went out the locked up the -- fell better about this bill.
Now we didn't get any answers it was pretty clear to -- was in that from the time they entered the room.
That they were there in order to deliver their talking points.
And to try to persuade.
Audience that they were right they weren't really there to listen to what the audience had to say.
And we reacted to that appropriately.
You ever -- and this is our democracy is what senator Specter country didn't hear that but senator Specter made some remark that this is democracy.
On the other hand some have described this is angry mobs sometimes describe this is -- American how do you describe yourself.
Un American -- I can't believe that speaker of the house.
Would call people who are attending town halls on American I think it's a reflection about how elected representatives how how insulated they become.
And how out of touch they are with people.
What has people upset is congress forcing bills down our throats spending bills after spending bills.
That are very unpopular with Democrats and Republicans alike.
Health care I'd like let's not lose sight that this whole health care bill.
With some things that President Obama had originally planned to have completely wrapped up and signed into law before.
-- August break and he was even before.
The legislators themselves would have had an opportunity to read it and we're tired of being -- embodied in this way.
By people who are supposed to be working for us.
Is -- a one time deal or are you just getting energized.
The more that they insult us the more energized we become I mean isn't that the people who worst.
Who are were conducting these -- the people in Washington DC were put in Washington DC by the voters to represent the people.
And we don't feel like we're being represented we feel like they've turned things completely -- their heads.
And they're doing the things that they want to do hopefully they can control public opinion to limit.
Political consequences that might come.
Around the next time that they face election.
But nonetheless they're already talking about using parliamentary tricks in order to force Health Care Reform through regardless of what the people have had to say during this particular break.
Brad thank you good luck.
Little Rock, Arkansas congressman Mike Ross and Vic Snyder -- town hall -- Richard's question causes an uproar.
And building companies coordinate -- here.
We used before.
-- it's very important.
If you are if you are legislating upon the American people.
-- -- -- -- -- So for single -- as Bruno appears in the single here's.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- joins us live from Little Rock grab CM members of congress say that they do not support single Payer that the president does not support single Payer do you believe them.
Well Greta thanks for having me on and it's good to be with you.
-- as Obama said when he was running for president that ideally we would have a single Payer system.
Home now we already have.
Real terrible sense of bureaucracy with HM o.s PPOs and a Medicare system.
-- -- and if you're watching Larry King earlier.
-- teller was pin was saying that -- home.
-- that we spend twice as much money on health care here in America.
But as any other system in the world.
Play it's it's terribly inefficient.
And where we're now proposing expanding.
Public health care coverage and our -- -- due to more Americans.
And I don't know I don't see that as -- as an act of responsibility.
I want you don't what would you do if you had a magic my new -- you're in congress.
Well I'd like to see a home more tax credits for taxpayers.
-- home less.
In the doctor patient relationship.
And certainly not forcing employers.
To provide health care for all their employees all that's gonna do is result in layoffs.
And -- own more unemployment is gonna stand less health care for people less production you're gonna see the GDP dropping even more.
And we may come to a point where where in such trouble that.
Did a lot of Americans will be asking.
For for handouts and IA -- that is terrible.
I did the classic had to go back to work at about three weeks and they're going to be debating this and Diana's.
Is this so one time deal or do you intend to keep bad.
Attempt to -- your voice be heard.
Well it's certainly not the first time that I've made my voice heard and I can promise.
-- along with the campaign for liberty we are here and and we're we're loud and and we we won't stay we won't stop speaking up.
Until -- we see America return to the principles as the founders laid out in the constitution.
And the bill of rights.
Brad thank you -- much.
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