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Fact Check: Pelosi Says GOP Hasn’t Produced an Obamacare Alternative

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

The Democrats keep insisting the Republicans have no Obamacare alternatives. That’s not true – since 2009, the GOP has presented at least nine different replacement options, the most recent was presented this past July.

The Democrats keep insisting the Republicans have no Obamacare alternatives. That’s not true since 2009 the GOP has presented at least nine different replacement options, the most recent was presented this past July.

On January 23, 2009, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor met with the pew president Barack Obama to present Republican ideas for the stimulus plan. Obama rejected Cantor’s pitch outright saying, “Elections have their consequences–we won.” That set the tone for lack of cooperation that plagued the government for the entire Obama Presidency.

On a Wednesday morning, Just short of eight years later the Senate and House Minority leaders stood before a capital microphone with the same arrogant attitude as president Obama had years before. Only this time they lost.

Each of the Democratic Party leaders vowed to do everything in their power to keep Obamacare in place and block all Republican attempts at replacing the failing health care system.

But the two speeches presented a paradox, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer began by saying the plan the Republicans cooked up will never work, then House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took center stage from Schumer (never a safe move) to say that she agr…

Read the rest of the story at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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