Tag Archives: Sen. Joe Manchin

Senate Dems take aim and individual mandate

There’s a group of senate Democrats that are discussing ways to take aim at the heart of the new health care – the individual mandate.

“We’re looking at everything humanly possible. I’ve always had a concern and a problem with the mandate, that we were forcing it, basically saying by the law of the land you have to buy the product,” Sen. Joe Manchin, D-WV, told ABC News today. “But on the other hand, I know that’s been the lynchpin. I’m looking for flexibility any way I can.”

ABC News

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NRA – Get the homicidal maniacs off the streets

A top NRA officials said Sunday that greater efforts are needed to identify and lock up mentally ill people who are dangerous. The nation’s mental health system is “in complete breakdown,” resulting in not enough of the mentally ill being committed to psychiatric hospitals, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“If we leave these homicidal maniacs on the street … they’re going to kill,” he said. “They need to be committed is what they need to be. If they are committed, they’re not at the Naval Yard.”

Fox News

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Senate Dems won’t commit to Obama’s gun control plan

Obama knew his gun control plan would run into resistance from House Republicans, but the plan is already running into resistance, or at least hesitation, from moderate Democrats in the Senate.

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