Accusations and metaphors fly amid Dem effort to reform healthcare

Rep. Joe WilsonJoe WilsonTillerson’s No. 2 faces questions over State cyber closure GOP worries as state Dems outperform in special elections Navy official: Budget, readiness issues led to ship collisions MORE (R-S.C.): “You lie!”


Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidTop Lobbyists 2017: Grass roots Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor GOP in uncharted territory rolling back rules through resolutions 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 GraysonPennsylania Dems file ethics complaint against Rep. Barletta The Hill's 12:30 Report Why Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog 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 BoehnerThe two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery One year later, neither party can get past last year's election White House strikes back at Bushes over legacy MORE (R-Ohio): “This thing [the public option] is about as unpopular as a garlic milkshake.”
 
Rep. Virginia FoxxVirginia Ann FoxxOvernight Regulation: House passes bill to overturn joint-employer rule | Trump officials to allow work requirements for Medicaid | Lawmakers 'alarmed' by EPA's science board changes House passes bill to overturn controversial joint-employer ruling Bipartisan group of lawmakers aim to reform US sugar program 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.”