Rachel Maddow: Those Who Vote Against Healthcare Reform Will Regret It

On NBC’s Meet The Press today MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow refuted the GOP talking point that passing healthcare reform is fiscally irresponsible. Maddow also made a political prediction about the fates of those who oppose healthcare reform, “I think people who vote against it are going to regret it.”

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Maddow disputed fellow roundtable guest Ed Gilispie’s point that passing healthcare reform is fiscally irresponsible, “The idea that it would be fiscally responsible to either follow the, the House Republicans’ proposal or to do nothing I think is a problem. The idea that this is the fiscally irresponsible choice. When you look at the arc of spending that we have been enduring on health care right now, both at the public level and in terms of just what American families pay, we’ve got to do something to bring that under control.”

She also predicted that the people who vote against bringing healthcare costs down are going to regret it, “So to the extent that this is going to actually cut the deficit, to the extent that this is designed to bring health costs down, we’ve got to do something. And I think people who vote against it are going to regret it.”

I agree with Maddow. This is one of those career defining landmark votes that comes around once in a generation. As Orrin Hatch admitted last week, Republicans are so viciously opposing healthcare reform because they know that when enacted, it will be popular, and help Democrats win more elections. The Republican focus is not on doing what is right for the country, but instead trying to find an issue that will resonate with voters and bring them back to power.

This type of short sighting thinking might help the GOP with its base, and Democrats in conservative districts, but it is going to cement the perception of the GOP as the luddite party that is opposed to progress with years of future voters if healthcare reform is not only popular, but the new healthcare model becomes an institution like Social Security and Medicare. Republicans are digging their own graves on this one.

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  2. Evidently the fact that the United States of America is flat busted broke doesn’t seem to have entered into any liberal/socialist/marxist/ brainless heads.Give me every thing I need to survive seems to have taken over the void created by the lazy/useless/leeches living off tax-payers money.What has happened to working and living as true Americans have been doing since this great country won our freedom ? The majority of our elected officials have betrayed all Americans and have enriched their bank accounts while none of them have even acknowledged that of the people,by the people and for the people even exists.They have disgraced the people and the oath they took when they were elected to represent the people of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.

  3. Apparently you do not, Healthcare takes up 6% of the economy (Quote from the NCHC) “Significant increases in health care costs and in health insurance premiums are affecting Americans personally and profoundly — and have become a major national economic problem”. (Your quote) “…lazy/useless/leeches living off tax-payers money”. So those who have had insurance and were deem to risky and throw off of their plans are lazy/ useless/leeches my GOD I hope you don’t claim to be a Christian. (Again your quote) “…liberal/socialist/Marxist…” first it cannot be all of them Socialism excludes Marxism, and vice versa same with liberalism, next do you enjoy the road system we have in America, the Police, the firefighters, the public school system I hope not because they are all Socialist institutions moron. (Your quote but fixed) Everyone who voted against the Healthcare bill “betrayed all Americans and have enriched their bank accounts while none of them have even acknowledged what the” majority of the people wanted the people (there fixed).

  4. No they wont because their pockets have been stuffed with cash by the current medical industry to pay for their vote. Corruption is bliss!

    RT

  5. Everytime these so-called “journalists” in Obama’s pocket speak, they prove themselves insipid and insane. The only regret people who want MEANINGFUL reform have is this country’s ravenous stupidity in the last election. Amazing that so much trust is being put into a process run by the government after 8 years of the nightmare that was Bush. Do you idiots not grasp that long after Obama is gone, his awful healthcare bill will remain, and many of YOUR healthcare choices will be in the hands of another W at some point? Amazing. And the most incredible part of all of this is how major news organizations have become propagandhist rags for this Chicago mobster.

  6. mr. maddow’s oppinions like his show and the network it is on are completely irrelevant. they are sooo out of touch with reality it was funny seeing her read the scott brown poll results. this heathcare bill was such a crock. there was ZERO transparency like the great obama promised. then there were all those secret deals being brokered like giving the unions a free pass and buyouts for votes like nebraska and florida and louisiana. this thing was riddled with corruption and the people of this country are saying they want no part of this crap.

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