Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Now the government in the 21st century is trying to say that the health and welfare of every living soul on the North American continent is now the legislative duty and responsibility of the government of the United States. Some of us take great offense to that, see great danger in it, and do not want that principle, even though some have already surrendered on that principle when it comes to Medicare and Medicaid. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Begin Mike Church Show Transcript
AG: The question that Bruce raised, and it was interesting watching a little bit of Jake Tapper’s show yesterday. He had on Tom Price outside the Capitol. He did ask the question in a similar kind of way to what Bruce was saying. This has been adjudicated. It’s been deemed the law of the land. By continuing to fight this, are you then saying if by chance in 2016 the Democrats only control the House and the Republicans have a man or woman in the White House and control of the Senate, are you then saying it’s all right for the Democrats to shut down the government if they say we need higher taxes and we’re unwilling to negotiate on that fact? I have the interview and response from Tom Price here.
Mike: Let’s listen to it.
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Tom Price: . . . a repeal bill and put forward a defund bill and put forward a delay bill. Those are three different compromises, if you will, for the president’s healthcare law, that we believe to be destructive not only to quality healthcare — as a physician, I can tell you it’s harming quality healthcare. It’s destructive to the economy and it’s destructive to small and large business.
Jake Tapper: Why is it a compromise for the funding of the government to go forward? Why is that you conceding something? Isn’t that just how this is supposed to work?
Price: The president has said himself, in fact he has used his unilateral authority, according to him — we believe some of it is overstretched — to delay or defund fully a fourth of the law already. We think it’s simply fair —
Tapper: He delayed the employer mandate?
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