Who ever said a Democrat couldn't see a fiscal crisis coming down the road never met Steny Hoyer (apparently). Hoyer says no way, no how. And while you may hear a comment like this from staff occasionally, it's rarely this large coming from number two in the House. If Mr. Hoyer is serious, more power to him.
Waldorf, Md., (CNSNews.com) – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D.-Md.) told a town hall meeting on Tuesday night that the health care reform legislation under consideration in Congress will not increase taxes or deficit spending, and must be paid for or he won't vote for it.Mr. Hoyer's statement puts the brakes on a soured nationalized option that would put this nation further in debt. Can a main stream media, that's looked the other way for months just ignore Hoyer's remarks or his profound intentions? Further, can Nancy Pelosi and her far left constituents come to the same realization that universal health care, written in its current form, is a political and financial train wreck.
A participant at the town hall meeting that was held in Waldorf, Md., asked Hoyer if he believed the health care bill would cause a "tax increase or an increase to the deficit?"
"Neither," Hoyer replied.
"The fact of the matter is, though," he added, a moment later, "that on this bill, we have said, a) it will be paid for. It will be paid for. And if it’s not paid for, I’m not going to vote for it.” link
Update: It looks like AP and Mz. Huffington's site has got this one wrong, (again). While AP writes on the same town hall meeting, both AP and Huffpo fail to report Hoyers "proclaimation".
Sep 1, 2009 ... WALDORF, Md. — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told cheering and jeering constituents Tuesday he still supports a public health insurance ...
.........what a difference a daaaaaaay makes.