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Smith Statement On President's Health Care Tactics


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Lamar Smith today issued the following statement regarding the President's plan to push the unpopular government health care takeover through Congress:

"The President used the line "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,' which has been thoroughly discredited in the media, as well as by White House officials who said that the claim can't be taken "literally.'

"The President could not even bring himself to say the word "reconciliation,' which is the tactic he plans to use to pass this unpopular legislation against the will of the American people and Congress. Reconciliation has never been used in this way without bipartisan support."

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