Custom Search

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Grassley And Feingold On Obamacare


"We're headed in the direction of doing absolutely nothing...."


I don't think it's going to be possible to work it out with the administration because they're all over the field — all over the ball park, I guess, as we say.

And, you know, one weekend, the secretary of HHS is saying you don't have to have a public option. The next day, the administration gets hit from the left, so the Obama says public option is still very, very important to them.

But, yes, I do believe it's possible to reach an agreement. But I have to confess to you to be a little more cautious when I say that now, because I've been out here listening to my constituents. And if — and if other members of Congress are hearing what I'm hearing, they're saying, "Slow it down. Do it a little more carefully. Make sure you know what you're doing. And maybe do it even a little more incrementally. ...

It may cause us to change course. I doubt if it will drop negotiations. It might even open the door for other Republicans that have plans to come into the discussion.

Considering the majority opinion on the topic, these two might be speaking the truth.