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Burr: A series of fixes…maybe not repeal

Even as staunch conservatives continue to call for the repeal of the new health care law, there are signs that some Republicans are wary about how that move would be perceived in November.

North Carolina’s senior senator now acknowledges there are some good things in the health care package that President Obama signed earlier this month.

Republican Senator Richard Burr tells North Carolina Policy Watch that he would rather “replace” parts of the bill or see a “a series of fixes” moving forward to further contain costs and improve care.

For a preview of Senator Burr’s interview with Chris Fitzsimon, please click below:

7 Comments


  1. Rob Schofield

    March 31, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Seems likely that by the fall, he’ll be claiming credit for its passage like those who panned the stimulus and then took credit for what it accomplished.

  2. briggs wesche

    March 31, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Like the GOP claiming that all of our deficit issues are Obama’s fault. Never mind the facts.

  3. […] cooling effects of realty for even Republican Senators. First, via David Weigel, North Carolina's Progressive Pulse has Sen. Richard Burr's fast […]

  4. Diane

    April 1, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    He was in Alexander Cty promoting a stimulus project a few months back, the local paper didn’t bother to mention he voted against the stimulus pkg. I imagine after the HCR goes into effect it won’t take long for him to climb on board the reform train taking credit for the expansion of coverage.

  5. Geoff

    April 1, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    AWESOME! This November, you can vote for Socialism Red Party or Socialism Blue Party! Maybe a third party for Socialism Green! Oh wait, that’s already around.

    Either way, this is a country of choices, and you can have any kind of Socialism you want! THANKS DICK!!!

  6. […] effects of realty for even Republican Senators. First, via David Weigel, North Carolina’s Progressive Pulse has Sen. Richard Burr’s fast backtrack. North Carolina’s senior senator now […]

  7. […] of this bill getting enacted that allow us to change and possibly bend that cost curve down.” [The Progressive Pulse, 3/31/10; Washington Independent, […]

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