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Wasserman Schultz calls healthcare vote with anti-abortion plank 'painful'

Shortly before her town hall meeting today in Pembroke Pines, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz talked about Saturday's vote on healthcare legislation in Congress. The bill contained an amendment -- opposed by all Florida Democrats, even the two who voted against the overall bill -- that bans insurance companies that participate in the new healthcare system from covering abortion.

"I think the final bill will contain a compromise that is acceptable to both sides,'' Wasserman Schultz said. "We were very close in the House.''

Wasserman Schultz called the anti-abortion amendment "painful" but said she wanted to keep healthcare reform moving forward.

"It was simultaneously the best vote I have cast in 17 years in office and among the most difficult at the same time,'' she said. "I'm someone who has spent my whole career believing in not compromising my principles, and I had competing principles there."

Wasserman Schultz said she had no regrets having helped elect Democrat Suzanne Kosmas to Congress even though she voted against the bill. The Orlando-area congresswoman is considered one of the most politically vulnerable members in 2010.

"She understands the needs of her fiscally conservative district,'' Wasserman Schultz said. "I don't think Suzanne Kosmas votes on political calculation ever. She does what she thinks is right."

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neckcarjim

Sargent Schultz " I know nothing! I know nothing!"

This women is just another poverty pimp politician who knows if she can keep the people dependent on government she can keep the people voting for her.

The U.S. Constitution: Fifth Amendment
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

This is why Government health care will never be excepted by the American people this is a Constitutional act.

Charles R. Cola

Painful?

Get used to is Debbie.

This bill passed the House by the slimmest of margins. Take out the anti-abortion language and it will go down in flames.

Dee Dunn

Debbie Wasserman Schultz knows nothing. Robert Lowry will be taking her place for Florida's US Congressional District 20 in 2010.

http://www.LowryForCongress.com

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is finished. Be gone, Debbie, be gone!

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