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Fair and balanced now you just heard from RNC chair Michael Steele now to the other side as this senate reform health care bill nears its next to be -- new questions over what the bill's passage could mean for Democrats.
In 2010 some leaders say success with health care could mean a boost in next year's.
Mid term elections -- this cheered yesterday by the president's senior adviser David Axelrod.
I think we're gonna have a good result next next November -- -- -- -- predict.
Where we are again we're governing through difficult times I think we're going to be -- a better place.
Some Republicans naturally does increase in 2010 could swing -- -- because of this.
And they point to the slumping poll numbers as proof joining me now to talk about a former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe.
-- could see it the first -- -- vote great happened at 1 AM this morning a mere 38 hours after Harry Reid let anybody.
Even read what's in the bill which by the way if passed.
Would account for about 17 of the US economy which is pretty considerable.
You think that's a good it -- doing this.
Well listen I think everyone felt it is important to get this legislation now I gotta you know hats off to Harry Reid.
A lot of people said he couldn't get it done he got it done.
I'll we're gonna get a bill it's gonna be passed gonna go to the president for signature and you know -- thirty million Americans are not gonna get health insurance.
The CBO as you said in the earlier segment in the first ten years it's gonna reduce the deficit -- 132 billion.
The second ten years a trillion dollars you can't be eliminated for preexisting conditions.
As a small business you know I've owned many small businesses -- created thousands of jobs myself the idea that small businesses.
Are now they get tax credits and enable you to provide coverage for employees that's great so it's gonna reduce the deficit more people card it's gonna keep premiums down and it expands Medicare for ten years.
-- -- -- complain about in terms of reducing deficit let me just say the CBO analysis is based on the assumption the assumptions they were provided by Harry Reid and those assumptions are arguably.
Faulty but let me move ahead Robert Samuelson music.
You know contributing editor Newsweek Washington -- -- he writes about business and economics he's pretty steam here's what.
Of the bill it will not control cost it will worsen the budget outlook it will lead to higher taxes it will disrupt how or whether companies provide insurance.
For -- workers.
McAuliffe what specifically is in this bill that will control or reduce.
Health care cost to individuals and businesses.
Well first of all let me go back to what you said before and it the Congressional Budget Office is a nonpartisan group -- -- you can say whatever he wants.
I will take the experts who every day work around the clock on the budget numbers of the United States government.
And there are generally very close eye on their numbers of what they say is gonna happen so you know you can put they went there are based on assumptions -- that.
Everything's based on assumptions that right.
Plus like a computer -- great but if you put out bad numbers into the computer it's gonna spew out really bad now yes.
The CBO doesn't take bad numbers that would make a fallacy of what they do they're -- the best judgment they have the numbers that are given to them -- come up with -- the bottom line is if we need health care where it is today.
46 million Americans don't have coverage skyrocketing costs Medicare is about to go bankrupt we all know the issues.
I you know command President Obama when he ran for president he said he was gonna tackle this issue he's -- -- office.
He said I was having transparency and 38 hours people had the ability read this thing locked up I want to ask you about some of these sweetheart -- that are being criticized.
Hot in exchange for his vote.
Ben Nelson was awarded a special provision taxpayer's gonna pick up in perpetuity.
I've never heard -- this before 100% of Nebraska as Medicare -- Medicaid increases Bernie Sanders gets essentially a hundred billion for his state in exchange for his vote.
-- I'd looked up the word ride in the dictionary.
American Heritage something such as money offered to influence a person's conduct its in the subprime.
If you wanna go back.
To our got -- the idea as I say legislation is like sausage making.
You know listen it's give and take all along major pieces of legislation.
Senators have always put things -- taking -- -- these are earmarks if you wanna go through every earmark that makes and I not happy that specific did not not saying it's right.
But this is the process.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well first of all President Obama has campaign about not -- in the lobby -- control legislation.
He has been very effective at doing that not what we had in the Bush Administration.
President Obama -- -- in office for now a eleven months.
He has passed a historic seven presidents have tried to get where we are today on health care I commend President Obama.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid we got a long way to go this still has to go through the process back -- -- house in the Senate we have to get reconciliation.
But we now have a piece legislation worth thirty million Americans will get health coverage.
You will see people with preexisting conditions not be knocked off small businesses -- tax credits.
In the CB OC in the deficit will go down.
There's nothing complaint listen it is a good -- we don't know we got a long way to -- But this is a move in the right directions Republicans offered absolutely nothing.
So -- they don't want a seat at the table they can't now sit back and complain I Terry McAuliffe former all right Democratic National Committee chairman C -- thanks so much.
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