Accusations and metaphors fly amid Dem effort to reform healthcare

Rep. Joe WilsonAddison (Joe) Graves WilsonGOP braces for intraparty fight on immigration Dems target Trump administration's use of military planes in defense bill debate Trump's effort to secure the border is making America safe again MORE (R-S.C.): “You lie!”


Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidDanny Tarkanian wins Nevada GOP congressional primary McConnell cements his standing in GOP history American people want serious legislators who collaborate across party lines 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 Mark GraysonThe Hill's Morning Report: Frustration mounts as Republicans blow up tax message Former Dem Rep. Alan Grayson to challenge for old House seat PolitiFact cancels Alan Grayson hire after backlash 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 Andrew BoehnerHillicon Valley: Trump hits China with massive tech tariffs | Facebook meets with GOP leaders over bias allegations | Judge sends Manafort to jail ahead of trial | AT&T completes Time Warner purchase Facebook execs to meet with GOP leaders over concerns about anti-conservative bias Boehner: Federal government should not interfere in recreational marijuana decisions MORE (R-Ohio): “This thing [the public option] is about as unpopular as a garlic milkshake.”
 
Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia Ann FoxxTaxpayers and consumers alike should cheer defeat of the farm bill A call to service without debt Congress, pass the PROSPER Act for federal student aid reform 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.”