Scott Brown on Healthcare
The Hiller Instinct: Scott Brown on Healthcare
It may be the law of the land, but Senator Scott Brown would still like to change the new healthcare bill. And, from Washington today, he told me why:
"People are disgusted at the way the political maneuvers and machinations to get around me and others who feel very strongly that this bill could be done better...obviously it's something he felt very strongly about. He's my commander in chief and I respect him. I don't agree with the process -- how he got there --and I don't agree with the exceedingly high cost and the fact that it's going to hurt Massachusetts jobs in a very real manner."
Hiller: "Is this bill going to bankrupt America?"
Brown: "Well it's gonna cost trillions of dollars, and I'm not quite sure how they're going to pay for it. Andy, one thing I've noticed here is that they have a lot of wonderful ideas but they have absolutely no way to pay for it."
Hiller: "On scale of zero to ten, how disconnected would you say Washington is from the people?"
Brown: “It's probably about an eight. I think that here they're in a bubble."
Part of the political bubble is that campaigns never end. And Brown is already trying to raise money for a potential challenge from Rachel Maddow, a liberal on MSNBC:
"The fear of Rachel Maddow is what he's raising money on," Maddow said.
Hiller: "Do you worry that Rachel Maddow may have a truck?”
Brown: "(laughs) No I'm sure she's a very nice person and I'm going to continue to drive my truck and do the people's business."
Like most Republicans, Brown would like to repeal the healthcare bill, but to change it -- they'll have to change who's in the White House.
Because the Republicans will not win enough seats in November to override a veto from President Obama.
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