Key Republicans Backing Health Reform

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    The Associated Press: Schwarzenegger supports health overhaul goals

    Schwarzenegger supports health overhaul goals
    By ERICA WERNER (AP) – 3 hours ago
    WASHINGTON — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger praised President Barack Obama's drive to overhaul the nation's health care system on Tuesday and urged fellow Republicans to join in efforts to finish the job this year.
    Although Schwarzenegger stopped short of embracing a Democratic bill, his words of encouragement came on the heels of similar statements from other Republicans outside Congress, including former Senate Republican leader Bill Frist. The White House and Democrats highlighted them as evidence of momentum and division within GOP ranks. Congressional Republicans have been nearly unanimous in opposition to Democratic legislation.
    Schwarzenegger, who two years ago tried but failed to pass a universal health care plan in California, said in a statement that he appreciated Obama's partnership with the states and his effort to hold down costs and improve quality. He urged lawmakers from both parties to "move forward and accomplish these vital goals for the American people."
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    does schwartz tell ya how he's gonna pay for it? He has a money problemo ya know?
     
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    Schwartzenegger will say whatever Maria tells him to say, she is the one that wears the Fruit Of The Looms in that family. I had high expectations of him when the recall happened. But, he was all talk and no action, he's impotent with the republicans. What he has to say means nothing, as he is more of a socialist than most democrats. His days in the republican party will end with his governorship.
     
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    Allow me to be the first to utter these words: So the hell what?
     
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    The Governator really has no credibility. He accomplished nothing as governor of CA except possibly Bankruptcy. His approval rating makes Dick Cheney look like a "great guy". Ahhhnold is a bust.
     
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    did you really?
    i knew he was going to be just as bad as Grey Davis, and he hasn't disappointed on that one
     
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    The dems rip on him incessantly and now he'll be their fuckin' hero! :lol:
     
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    Arnold's Governor of a state hit extremely hard by the economic crisis and continual natural disasters...they need to do away with our corporate run "deathcare" system which is killing business growth and the government run death penalty system which is bankrupting California...


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    Report of the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice

    “The additional cost of confining an inmate to death row, as compared to the maximum security prisons where those sentenced to life without possibility of parole ordinarily serve their sentences, is $90,000 per year per inmate. With California’s current death row population of 670, that accounts for $63.3 million annually

    Using conservative rough projections, the Commission estimates the annual costs of the present (death penalty) system to be $137 million per year.

    The cost of the present system with reforms recommended by the Commission to ensure a fair process would be $232.7 million per year.

    The cost of a system in which the number of death-eligible crimes was significantly narrowed would be $130 million per year.

    The cost of a system which imposes a maximum penalty of lifetime incarceration instead of the death penalty would be $11.5 million per year.

    Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice, June 30, 2008).
     
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    Maybe you guys need to read that a bit closer?

    He supports the President's goal of overhauling the system.

    Here is a bit of news for you. Very few people (left or right) don't support the goal of overhauling the system. It is imperative that we do overhaul the system. The debate is not whether or not we should but rather how to do it.

    Again, they support the goal of fixing the system. It does not state they support the ultimate goal of socializing medicine.

    Immie
     
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    "Seeking to provide fresh evidence of bipartisan support for health-care reform, the White House is orchestrating a series of endorsements from GOP heavyweights around the country.

    With a key Senate panel poised to vote on a broad bill, President Obama and his top aides have reached out to current and retired Republican leaders in the hopes of countering the charge that Democrats are using their congressional majorities to push through partisan legislation.

    And in the past two days, former Senate Republican leader Bill Frist; George W. Bush health and human services secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Medicare chief Mark McClellan; California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger; and New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg -- a Republican turned independent -- have all spoken favorably of overhauling the nation's health-care system, if couched with plenty of caveats regarding the details."

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    Do you think this will be enough cover for moderate Democrats in conservative states and for moderate Republicans to support reform bill?
     

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