Joe Lieberman: Public Option Is a Mistake That I'll Filibuster (Video)
Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) again yesterday said that the public option in the democrat’s health care bill was wrong. He also said that he would filibuster any bill that included the public option:
Senator Joe Lieberman was on Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer yesterday:
Senator Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., said Sunday that anyone supporting a government-backed health insurance plan is not only “wrong,” but is jeopardizing the passage of any reform of health care.
“I’m all for health care reform,” he said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “We have a system that needs fixing. But we’ve got some more urgent problems than that, and the first most urgent is to fix our economy, to get at creating jobs again.”
Lieberman told moderator Bob Schieffer that the public option “came out of nowhere,” and said it was not necessary to achieve what he described as the two goals of health reform: “Make health insurance more affordable, and to extend it to people who don’t have it now.
“The public option I think was raised in the last year by people who really want to have a government-controlled health insurance system. That’s their right. I think they’re wrong.
“But it’s not necessary – as President Obama has said over and over again – to achieve the goals that he has. So I hope it’s not in there at the end” he told Schieffer.
Bless his heart.
Once again Joe Lieberman puts country over politics.
No wonder the democrats hate him.