Chuck Schumer: Passing Obamacare Was a Mistake


schumerDemocrats made a mistake by passing President Barack Obama’s health-care law in 2010 instead of focusing more directly on helping the middle class, third- ranking U.S. Senate Democrat Charles Schumer said yesterday.

“Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them” in electing Obama and a Democratic Congress in 2008 amid a recession, Schumer of New York said in a speech in Washington. “We took their mandate and put all our focus on the wrong problem — health care reform.”

Schumer said Democrats should have addressed issues aiding the middle class to build confidence among voters before turning to revamping the health-care system. He said he opposed the timing of the health-care vote and was overruled by other party members.

“The plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships created by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed,” the senator said. “But it wasn’t the change we were hired to make” in the 2008 election. Read more.

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  1. Too late Chuck!
    When Staten Island Chuck sees his shadow we know we’re in for another 6 weeks of winter!
    When Washington Senator Chuck sees his midtake – and we’re all paying for it dearly – does it mean we’ll be free of him soon?
    (For those readers who don’t know who Staten Island Chuck is, he’s one of the famous groundhogs!)

  2. he s full of hot air he s preparing the way for Hillary oops we made a mistake now that the republicans are in power he was a diehard Obama mouthpiece

  3. Maybe Schumer should return the money he took to vote for Obamacare. Many senators were paid large amounts of money for their states and them to vote for Obamacare. Senator Pelosi was in charge of delving out the cash if the senator had a conscience problem.