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After and we'll speak not a senator John Thune Republican of South Dakota and John talk more about.
The health -- ruling from Capitol Hill I presume as has been stated senator by a number of Republicans that your party is now going to push to repeal this law.
We had a conversation with congressmen from the house representatives congressman Burgess moments ago he speculated that you senators could do that without.
Needing sixty votes in the senate is there any truth to that could you do it with 51 votes or do you need sixty to repeal it.
It's they they were able to.
-- -- with 51 votes Connell that that they use of process it's the only process that we haven't -- that allows for something to be passed by 51.
Rather the sixty vote supermajority and that's called reconciliation you have to pass a budget in order to do that.
But my assumption is that because they used it to pass.
Health care that that could perhaps be a vehicle by which we could repeal it -- as long as it deals of revenues spending taxes that sort of thing.
That that that is -- I think that's an acceptable.
Vehicle to to use for that sort of legislative undertaking now.
Of course we're gonna we're very interest and obviously and hopefully we can get the majority back in the senate work with a Republican president.
To work very quickly to do that and then to move down a path where we actually are taking a a more systematic step by step approach this in implementing common sense health care reforms which is what we argued all along we should have been doing.
But what the court decision doesn't push the constitutional debate behind us and shifts the focus again now the policy in the political debate that we'll get under way.
Between now the November election and then hopefully in the next year but we really get an opportunity to repeal this.
We'll hear a lot of it today mean the president will make his remarks -- as I said.
Mitt Romney will speak after that you just said a moment ago you -- a Republican president Republican senate to get this repealed how should Mitt Romney played this today.
Well I think that the governor Romney can make it very compelling argument the American people that this is something that whether you know even even -- now the the S Supreme Court said it is constitutional.
It's bad policy it is a it is wrong prescription for American health care.
The American people agree with them on that it's a two and a half trillion dollar expansion.
Of the federal government takes more power control away from individuals -- in the hands of of government bureaucrats.
And in raises taxes on small businesses and in just makes healthcare more expensive.
More difficult to -- jobs that's what comes out of this higher health care costs fewer jobs and that's the argument I think that governor Romney needs to focus on because I think that most Americans right now.
One are really concerned about health -- its affordability to a really concerned about the economy jobs and I think that's where this this this.
Really -- cheer this proposal fall so flat pure politics net net it's it's it's a -- -- a loss for Romney today in terms of how he can.
Not spin at the -- in terms of how he can argument to the fall campaign.
Well I think you know immediately people are gonna analyze the the political advantage or disadvantage I think he -- that the real loser in this is the American people who are gonna face higher health care costs and and fewer jobs but for governor Romney I think it gives him a great opportunity contrast his vision.
On the future with regard to health care in this issue.
And that -- President Obama which we already know.
And I think it's it'll be great fodder for the fall campaign -- gives him an opportunity.
To discuss an issue that is very important American people very important economy very important jobs.
And and I think it's it's a great contrast -- if I were governor rod right I would welcome this debate is he's outside the American people thank you -- to defend.
Thanks Jonathan do -- guitar senator Johnson from Capitol Hill we've heard from our pub.