"Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday that he’d back a GOP filibuster of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care reform bill.
Lieberman, who caucuses with Democrats and is positioning himself as a fiscal hawk on the issue, said he opposes any health care bill that includes a government-run insurance program — even if it includes a provision allowing states to opt out of the program, as Reid has said the Senate bill will.
"We're trying to do too much at once," Lieberman said. “To put this government-created insurance company on top of everything else is just asking for trouble for the taxpayers, for the premium payers and for the national debt. I don’t think we need it now."
Asked about Lieberman’s threat to filibuster a final vote on the Reid plan, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said: "I haven't seen the report from Sen. Lieberman or why he's saying what he's saying. I think Democrats and Republicans alike will be held accountable by their constituents who want to see health care reform enacted this year.”
Well Gibbs is a clueless as his boss about what we the people want. Healthcare reform yes, on the backs of taxpayers - no.
Lieberman has heard from constituents and so have other conservative democrats, NO NEW TAXES, NO GOVERNMENT-RUN healthcare. As I said before, the public option is dead and now it appears it's written in stone. Look for the liberals to re-double their efforts but it's sure to fail. By the way keep bugging your representatives and don't let the media tell you that it's not working!