Richard Burr comes out in support of a public option

I kid you not.

"Health care reform has to happen, the worst product that could come out of this debate is if we got nothing," Burr said.

Then he went a little off-script and may have strayed a bit from his "official" statement.

"We're leaving to an elected official the ability at any point now, five years from now ten years from now, to write the rules on mandates in a way the private sector couldn't compete with the government option, that's just not a smart thing for the congress to do," Burr said. "It's ok if you want to have a government option but you've got to leave the private sector private."

(emphasis my own)


Stunned silence

Come on....I didn't put THAT much spin on what he said. :D

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

It's the New Deal

No government mandates for Big Insurance in exchange for whatever public opinion we leftists want.

That's a deal I'll take.

Burr most be very desperate!

Why would he even make a comment like that when he knows there is absolutly no way he is voting for this bill one way or the other. Even if the Public Option was Dropped the Republicans aren't going to support ANY BILL that the President SUPPORTS! They aren't going to be seen as siding with him.

Anthony D. Hall,

Fighting for Truth, Justice, Freedom and the American Way!


just, wow.

Yeah...he's already rephrasing it

I knew it was too good to be true.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.