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Obama v. Obama on Ramming Democrats’ Unpopular Health Care Bill Through Congress

March 03, 2010







Obama on
Timing of
Health Care
Bill Consideration


“Obama Gives Republicans SIX WEEKS on Health Reform” Roll Call (February 25, 2010)


“The president won’t mention dates, but the Speaker and the White House want this done in TWO WEEKS – ahead of the President’s March 18 departure for Indonesia and Australia.” Politico (March 3, 2010)




Obama on Use of Reconciliation to Pass Democrats’ Health Care Bills


“The bottom line is that our health care plans are similar the questions once again is who can get it done, who can build a movement for change, this is an area where we are going to have to a 60% majority in the Senate and the House in order to actually get a bill to my desk…that is NOT JUST A 50 PLUS ONE MAJORITY.” (Then-Senator Obama on September 25, 2007)


“This is where we’ve ended up… [health care reform] deserves the same kind of up or down vote…with nothing more than a SIMPLE MAJORITY.” President Obama’s Remarks (March 3, 2010)