Ron Paul: Health care repeal 'represents what people are saying'
Representative Ron Paul said that he knows the gesture is largely symbolic since the Senate wouldn't pass the repeal.
January 19th, 2011
09:40 AM ET

Ron Paul: Health care repeal 'represents what people are saying'

As the House of Representatives prepare to vote on health care reform repeal today, President Obama has released a statement signaling that he is willing to make improvements on the bill but is not in favor of a full repeal:

"So I’m willing and eager to work with both Democrats and Republicans to improve the Affordable Care Act," Obama said. "But we can’t go backward."

But congressmen on Capitol Hill like Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) believe that repeal is the only option. He told CNN American Morning's Kiran Chetry that the bill going to vote today "tells us what we should do in the future."

Paul is also unhappy with the way we are treating our relationship with China. He says that more government intervention in China is not the answer and "we can't blame China for us spending too much money."

Watch his complete interview:

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soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. duke

    Sounds like ron has a nice following of fools,who can't wait to go to guyana!!

    January 19, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scotty

    Those of you trying to carry on a debate/conversation about how Dr Paul is right, give it up. When the other side knows they can't win, they resort to name calling and stupid one liners.

    January 19, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. duke

    I bet you fools have that blank stare on your face,eyes straight and believing this is the savior??
    Well forgive me for not believing in your aqua
    Buddha,but he is speaking on behalf of his profession and not on my behalf!
    By the way where are the jobs??
    The elder paul has some good ideas,but once you join alliance with the tea-drinkers,(a political distraction)then you owe your political career to the same dem/rep/special interest system that will never change.

    January 19, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Big Game James

    WHERE ARE THE JOBS? Nobody has answered @Duke yet. Screw this repeal. It's only symbolic. Get to something substantial.

    January 19, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • jmsptk

      yes, where are the jobs? let's see.... ron paul says jobs will return only if we do certain things, like get rid of obstacles to entry into the marketplace, tax people less (and i'm not talking about extending bush tax cut), etc... things this administration won't do. but... we HAVEN'T done these things. and, we have little to no recovery to speak of.

      meanwhile, the white house (bush and obama's) said we need to bailout banks, detroit, aig, etc... push more money into the system, intervene, intervene, intervene... so i ask YOU... with the policy's you seem to support in place... WHERE ARE THE JOBS?

      January 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • jmsptk

      (er... policies)

      January 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. duke

    Oh,so even with republicans in charge of the purse,its still Obama alone hindering jobs growth??
    Hey tea-sippers!!
    Where are the jobs??

    January 19, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • david

      perhaps you should ask Obama where the jobs at, he's the so call "president". Obama added $2 trillion on the debt, what a puppet. Ron Paul 2012!!!!!!!!!

      January 20, 2011 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
    • jmsptk

      they just took over genius. not that it will matter. both parties will spend us into oblivion you blind ideologue.

      January 20, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |

    Only about half of the US population is actually for the Repealling of the new Healthcare law. Maybe half the nation should be allowed to repeal it and we'll see which system works out best...Just a thought.

    January 20, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ed Ward II

    Who is the only politician who is honest and not a corporatist in the hip pocket of Big Business? None other than Ron Paul 2012!

    January 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
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