Friday, October 9, 2009

Alan Grayson: No Apology to GOP; America Doesn't Care About Your Feelings

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), who earlier said the GOP health reform plan is "Don't get sick, and if you do get sick, die quickly," has refused to apologize since then. Today, he responded yet again, saying that America doesn't want an apology, they don't care about the feelings of the GOP, and that voters want results.

Here's the short form transcript. You can read the full text here.
What America wants is health care reform. America doesn't care if it gets fifty one votes in the Senate or sixty votes in the Senate, or eighty three votes in the Senate-- in fact America doesn't even care about that. It doesn't care about that at all.

What America cares about is this. There are over one million Americans who go broke every single year trying to pay their health care bills. America cares a lot about that. America cares about the fact that there are 44,780 Americans who die every single year on account of not having health care. That's 122 every day. America sure cares a lot about that.

America cares about the fact that if you have a pre-existing condition even if you have health insurance, it's not covered. America cares about that a lot. America cares about the fact that you can get all the health care you need as long as you don't need any. America cares about that a lot. [...]

That's an extra 44,789 Americans who die, whose lives could be saved-- and their response was to ask me for an apology... to ask me for an apology. That's right... to ask me for an apology. Well, I'm telling you this-- I will not apologize. I will not apologize.

I will not apologize for a simple reason. America doesn't care about your feelings. [...]

But America does care about health care in America and if you're against it, then get out of the way. Just get out of the way. You can lead. You can follow-- or you can get out of the way. And I'm telling you now to get out of the way.

America understands that there's one party in this country that's in favor of health care reform and one party that's against it and they know why.

They understand if Barack Obama were somehow able to cure hunger in the world, the Republicans would blame him for over-population.

They understand that if Barack obama could somehow bring about world peace, they'd blame him for destroying the defense industry.

In fact, they understand that if Barack Obama has a BLT sandwich tomorrow for lunch, they will try to ban bacon.

But that's what America wants. America wants solutions to its problems and that begins with health care.
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2 comments:

Out and About said...

People have to apologize to GOP, is it. When are they going to return the favor?

life insurance Canada said...

Hello. Event though we have absolutely different health insurence system in Canada I really appreciate that Mr. Obama tries his best to solve the problem of health insurance in the US. The figures are alarming: More than 15% of the American population is without insurance coverage and many people die because of it. But we all are human beings, therefore, we all deserve a proper treatment!
All the best,
Lorne