Carmona Supports President Obama’s $1.76 Trillion Healthcare Law
WASHINGTON – The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) today released their latest statewide ad –"Rubberstamp” – which continues to remind voters that Richard Carmona is the only Democrat who was personally recruited by President Obama and that he supports his $1.76 trillion healthcare law.
"After being recruited by President Obama, it should come as no surprise that Democrat Richard Carmona called the President"brave” for ramming his $1.76 trillion healthcare bill through Congress,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. "In this election the choice is clear: it’s either Richard Carmona who will be a reliable vote for President Obama’s liberal agenda or Jeff Flake who will continue to fight for jobs and against wasteful spending in Washington.”
"On September 23, President Obama called Richard Carmona to encourage him to run,” said one Democratic strategist. (Alexander Burns, Obama courts Ariz. Senate candidate, may contest state 'heavily', Politico, 10/06/11)
Carmona Said He Supported Obamacare And Said What The President Did Was Brave. QUESTION:"The affordable care act, do you support it and are there any recommendations you might make for amendment to the affordable care act . . .” CARMONA:". . . Yes, I support it however, I have spoken to the President about this, I have spoken to the senior leadership, Harry Reid, Murray, Schumer on all these issues. I think what the President did was brave to move forward with a plan to try and ensure that every American has access to a basic set of health care benefits. Clearly it is where I am, 100 percent.” (“Richard Carmona Supports Obamacare,” Arizona Democrat Party Meeting, Tucson, AZ, Youtube, 1/21/12)
Carmona Supports President Obama’s Job-Killing Healthcare Law. "Carmona served as the 17th surgeon general of the United States under President George W. Bush. Last year, he participated in series of health care town halls that the congresswoman held in Tucson, Sierra Vista and Green Valley. ‘The issue facing our country is how do we get the best care for the most people at the least cost,’ Carmona said. ‘We spend more for health care than any other nation on Earth, but the metrics of our results don’t reflect that. We need to move toward a health care system, not the sick care system that we have today. This legislation moves us closer to that. This bill is not perfect. But these are complex issues and we must move forward. And then I hope we can sit down with level heads and make it even better for the benefit of the American people.’” (“U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Announces Support For Historic Health Insurance Reform Legislation,” Congresswoman Giffords Press Release, 3/20/10)
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