The "reset button" needs to be pressed on healthcare reforms being "imposed upon" the American people, a Republican congressman says.
Rep. John Kline of Minnesota, speaking Saturday in the GOP's response to President Barack Obama's weekly radio and Internet address, said: "It's time to press the 'reset' button'" on "healthcare reform (that) is being imposed upon (Americans), rather than developed with them."
Saying Americans are right to be frightened and confused about the Democratic reforms, Kline said hardworking families were being kept in the dark and asserted the costs of the measures will mean more job losses.
"Democrats have crafted this legislation behind closed doors, creating a partisan blueprint that -- at last count -- clocked in at more than 1,000 pages. It's complicated, it's convoluted and it's quite simply not going to work," he said.
Kline said Democrats have rejected overtures on a GOP proposal "designed to make health care more affordable, reduce the number of uninsured Americans, and increase quality at a price our country can afford."
The American people are completely involved in this process now, it has been made very public, not something Congress will be able to pass in the dead of night as they do so many other things.
People are watching, organizing, criticizing and taking the time to show up at townhalls, call and write their representatives and by independent accounts, some of the most controversial portions of the Obamacare bill are opposed by the majority.
Scrap it and start over... fix what we have instead of over-reaching to create a whole system that has been tried before in other places and has already proven to be unsustainable.