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Post  News Hawk on Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:44 pm

Democrats made a strategic mistake by passing the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the third-ranking member of the Senate Democratic leadership, said Tuesday.

Schumer says Democrats “blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in the 2008 elections, a Democratic landslide, by focusing on healthcare reform instead of legislation to boost the middle class.

“After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus,” he said.

He said the plight of uninsured Americans caused by “unfair insurance company practices” needed not be addressed but it wasn’t the change that people wanted when they elected Barack Obama as president.

“Americans were crying out for an end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs; not for changes in their healthcare,” he said.

He noted that 85 percent of all Americans got their healthcare from either the government, through Medicare or Medicaid, or through an employer.

“So when Democrats focused on healthcare, the average middle class person thought, ‘the Democrats are not paying enough attention to me,’” he said.

Schumer's concession is a striking change of tone from what he said shortly after the passage of the healthcare law, when he predicted that ObamaCare would turn out to be a strong political issue for his party.

Maybe HillaryCare should have passed!

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Post  Anti Federalist on Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:40 pm

Heh, pretty telling when Schumer of all people, bails out.
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Post  Anti Federalist on Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:42 pm

But like I've said a hundred times, this whole thing is designed to fail anyway, so that in ten years or so, the push for single payer fully socialized government run healthcare can be accomplished.

And if you think this is expensive, wait until you see what "free" healthcare costs.
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