“We are going to get at this, and at this, and at this, until we succeed, because we believe in it so strongly. The more Americans hear about benefits the more they like it,” so says New York Senator Chuck Shumer.
Obviously Mr. Shumer has his finger pressed in all the wrong places when he tries to measure the pulse of American citizens when it comes to this ObamaCare nonsense.
rasmussenreports.com–Just 41% of voters nationwide now favor the health care reform proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s down two points from a week ago and the lowest level of support yet measured.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% are opposed to the plan.
Senior citizens are less supportive of the plan than younger voters. In the latest survey, just 33% of seniors favor the plan while 59% are opposed. The intensity gap among seniors is significant. Only 16% of the over-65 crowd Strongly Favors the legislation while 46% are Strongly Opposed.
For the first time ever, a slight plurality of voters now express doubt that the legislation will become law this year. Forty-six percent (46%) say passage is likely while 47% say it is not. Those figures include 18% who say passage is Very Likely and 15% who say it is Not at All Likely. Sixty percent (60%) are less certain.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Democrats say the plan is at least somewhat likely to become law. Sixty-one percent (61%) of Republicans disagree. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 34% say passage is at least somewhat likely while 58% say it is not…..
But then again how many of the Democrats in Washington DC these days really care how the people who put them in office feel about the government trying to take control of their healthcare?
It seems at least a few of them do including Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, (D-Mont.) who keeps trying to tell fellow Democrats on his committee that a government option will not pass a vote in the full Senate but the hard core leftists, like Shumer and Rockefeller, simply won’t listen.
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washingtonpost.com–The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday rejected two Democratic amendments that would have created a government-run “public option” as part an overhaul of the nation’s health-insurance system, with the panel’s chairman bowing to staunch Republican opposition that he said would prevent final passage of a bill containing such a provision.
After an amendment offered by Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.) was voted down 15 to 8, the committee voted 13 to 10 to reject a second public-option provision introduced by Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). The committee chairman, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), voted against both politically volatile amendments, saying he feared that a bill including either one would not get the 60 votes it would need for passage by the full Senate.
Republicans stood solidly against both provisions, arguing that they would lead to complete government control over health care.
But Schumer vowed to keep pressing for a public option on grounds it was the best way to control rising health-care costs….
More ammo for 2010, keep it up Democrats!