Accusations and metaphors fly amid Dem effort to reform healthcare

Rep. Joe WilsonJoe WilsonObama left nuclear waste in South Carolina, Trump can clean it up Congress to take up North Korea travel ban legislation as soon as next month: report An unlikely home in DC MORE (R-S.C.): “You lie!”


Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidConservative Senate candidate calls on GOP to end filibuster Ex-Reid aide: McConnell's 'original sin' was casting ObamaCare as 'partisan, socialist takeover' GOP faces growing demographic nightmare in West MORE (D-Nev.): “Now, that is really Orwellian. That is Orwellian.”
 

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Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.): “The Obama administration is trying to be, I don’t know how to put it, half-pregnant with the insurance industry and the pharmaceutical companies … They’re to some degree the source of our problem.”
 
The Rev. Jesse Jackson: “We even have blacks voting against the healthcare bill from Alabama … You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.”
 

Rep. Alan GraysonAlan GraysonThe Hill's 12:30 Report Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Could bipartisanship rise with Trump government? MORE (D-Fla.):
“If you get sick, America, the Republican healthcare plan is this: Die quickly. That’s right. The Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick.”
 
House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerBoehner on Trump tweets: He gets 'into a pissing match with a skunk' every day Boehner predicts GOP will 'never' repeal, replace ObamaCare Sudan sanctions spur intense lobbying MORE (R-Ohio): “This thing [the public option] is about as unpopular as a garlic milkshake.”
 
Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia FoxxCongress must act to protect local businesses from joint employer scheme The Hill's 12:30 Report House urged to ‘go ugly early’ MORE (R-N.C.): “I believe we have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country.”
 
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.): “We’re taking public debt from 40 percent of GDP, which is tolerable but still too high, up to 80 percent of GDP, which means we’re basically on the path of a banana republic type of financial situation in this country.”