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And -- Jenkins has been coast to coast this week talking health care -- right now he's live in Little Rock.
-- Hager -- according to new Rasmussen poll numbers here in Arkansas opposition to the health care bill.
Is a bit higher than national averages -- -- example 74%.
Of Arkansas voters thing did this bill will lead to a higher federal budget deficit as opposed to 60% nationally.
However we sat down with Democrat congressman Vic Snyder -- he thinks this bill is good for Arkansas.
-- senator how is -- health care bill being received here in Arkansas.
But I we've got a very robust discussion effort for several months that discussion continues but it depends on.
So what's what part of -- -- you're talking about and and you talking to.
My own view is that Arkansas.
There are kansans have been very interested in seeing something different health care for literally decades we -- of course -- With a lot of uninsured people.
And our kids and recommend -- need to do something different now the debate has been on.
What that is of that debate continues as -- resolve these differences between the Senate and house.
So bottom line you believe this bill is good for Arkansas.
-- I think it goes very good for Arkansas but it's not just.
Because we have got to get a handle on this that's going.
Cost of insurance previously a small business person a large business or individual.
Congress and Snyder also told me that he believed that opposition was it just meant for this information.
He had several you'll come to his office and he'd sit down with them and talk to -- and they might change -- ten.
Now when we sat down with Republican state represented Allan -- he had a different reading on arkansas' temperature.
Represented -- were taken the temperature of Americans were here in Arkansas taking in temperature of our Kansas.
How would you describe.
This sentiment on the street.
All across Arkansas in terms of their way they feel about the -- We're taking a temperature about how.
There -- at a 101 degrees and climbing and her -- about it.
They don't like the fact that their senators and -- congressman are not listening to them.
And one when we are.
Heard and our horses do get loud enough to be heard were called on American.
You know they're they're very very disappointed.
And very upset.
And I think -- see it come this November.
Good point you're governor here two years senators are Democrats you think this is gonna have a political impact if this bill does pass.
I think it's going to be felt all across the political.
From one end -- the other.
There's going to be a lot of positions lost.
If blanch Lincoln keeps her seat it will be -- -- Huge cost.
Speaking of senator link in that same Rasmussen poll -- mission.
Also found that all four GOP challengers.
In -- head to head match up are leading.
We stopped by senator Lincoln's office and she wasn't available she's down south in the state campaigning in a fundraising dinner.
However why is the struggle for her why why the poll numbers low perhaps.
It's a sentiment of discontent.
With incumbents with their elected officials as we found in Little Rock resident Peggy Jones.
We're just can't -- straight talking to folks what your name in doubt what do you think about the health care -- about.
And my name is taking towns and I have -- definite opinion about this health care bill.
I just think the -- government's job to take care of us and government has taught us for years now to get him from the government.
-- look at the people in New Orleans to -- him to.
And those people hitting.
-- -- -- -- -- -- And what have.
But anyway and the government is just not government's job to take care of -- I was ever that would teach -- self reliant and independent rather than dependence on -- M.
Because it affects the founding of our country our connection with an expanded with the government that was here to take care of us.
It's protect us from fornication.
-- for the -- pursue our own happiness is not here to get this unhappiness in any way shape or form.
And certainly not with health care and I'll look at that other systems like the security.
Medicare about coming back.
-- there's no doubt that would happen with the medical takes care system -- Now miss Jones was not one of our first five folks we ran into here in Arkansas and so as promised.
Unedited as we found them could -- as they came.
We take you the viewer -- main street in Little Rock for there first five.
We -- on main street in Little Rock, Arkansas in the community bakery cafe -- diverse problems have seen here.
Pilots he going to find -- the first -- people have -- hated man Gloria which inning jam bands.
PM the health care legislation coming out of Washington we think about.
I think that that don't really know everything -- should know about it.
That's 2000 pages but I have no idea of what but I don't understand why would take 2000 -- let -- good health care.
You may be Washington's take a little longer before they've -- on and I.
So I definitely think -- thank you -- which NN I'm Victoria I'm Victoria what do you think about the health care bill what you're here in Iraq.
Was okay let's have found behind -- life if he's president not name.
And you're senator blanch Lincoln said that she wants.
A better deal for our kansans like Nebraska got you here in the -- -- I didn't.
Okay they're here will be going and I guess you got things down them this -- your main street's -- really good let's see we interrupt this lunch.
Hey give me your -- -- I guess -- originate Gloria -- Fauria from here in Little Rock well now we are yard.
Think Gloria what do you think about the -- Well we really have to worry too much about it we just hopefully our -- farewell for life well stay with us through the air force.
But a nurse hang on him.
You look like a nurse who might be in the medical profession what you -- -- capital Barry.
Paging let me ask you what do you think about the health care bill in Washington about the impacts.
Actual -- not knowing that about it to play a tough order against it.
But I do believe that we giving -- health reform.
He health care reform say we can't vote for this -- nine.
They -- providing more information I'd probably be apt to vote for it.
All right here your we have four we need one person to finish the first five in Little Rock -- your quick question would you name let him -- Mr.
What do you think about the health care bill that Washington's about the -- I'm all in favor of and we need help poor people.
-- yellow that's -- the first bout from Little Rock.
So that's a temperature of Arkansas.
Greta but if I could just a couple of observations.
Having gone cross country number one people are passionate on both sides of the issue of health care they're paying attention.
And they want to know more information.
So -- this -- come.
And become law then I certainly think that that elected officials on both sides should probably do a better job of explaining what they've just been given and number two.
The cost of the bill reigns supreme in being number one concern.
Whether -- in California Arkansas Louisiana Nevada or Nebraska everyone's very interested to find out exactly how.
This bill will impact.
The state budget deficits present.
-- before you go can you at least that -- right here white and showed it ain't going home now.
Yes I am I'm headed back to Washington tomorrow.
And I will tell this to our viewers if there's more health care news out there as congress.
It begins to reconcile the bill between the house of the Senate then we'll jump back on the road for you -- take you right to that state.
In that town's main street.
And I -- that.
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