Healthcare vote: Obama says courageous, Palin says mess
The House passage of healthcare legislation means different things to different folks.
Obama went to Capitol Hill Saturday to personally press for passage. Today he was full of praise.
“Given the heated and often misleading rhetoric surrounding this legislation, I know that this was a courageous vote for many members of Congress,” Obama said in the Rose Garden.
For Sarah Palin the healthcare bill was a mess.
“We’ve got to hold on to hope, and we’ve got to fight hard because Congressional action tonight just put America on a path toward an unrecognizable country,” Palin said on her Facebook page.
“This out-of-control bureaucratic mess will be disastrous for our economy, our small businesses, and our personal liberty,” she says.
For Congressman Anh “Joseph” Cao, the only Republican to vote for the House bill, it was “the right decision for my district, even though it was not the popular decision for my party.”
Watch CNN’s interview of the first-term congressman from Louisiana below:
Who do you agree with?
Photo credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas (Obama on way to making statement on healthcare)