Well, if you are Democratic Rep. Chris Carney of Pennsylvania you try to brush off the question. No matter whether it's a regular Joe asking him about it on the streets of Washington or whether it's a Republican inquiring while he's on the House floor.
In the video below, Carney says "I haven't seen it." In the one after that, he's asked to justify the spending item on the floor and chooses instead to yield to the Speaker.
On the street:
On the job:
Specifically, the council would evaluate various “items, procedures, and interventions” and then, according to the legislation those treatments “that are found to be less effective and in some cases, more expensive, will no longer be prescribed.”
23 other Republicans have signed Shadegg’s letter protesting the council and its purpose.
A group of Democrats don’t like it, either. 17 House Democrats wrote Speaker Pelosi to ask some kind of protection “against the use of research to deny access to care based soley on cost" be placed in the bill.
"Our economy in crisis. Millions out of work. That’s why 80 percent of Americans support a plan like President Obama’s to create jobs. But Republican leaders? They’re 'just saying no,'" says the ad's narrator. "No to changing the failed economic policies of the past 8 years. We’re in an economic crisis and Republican leaders are playing politics instead of doing what's right. Call the Republican Leadership – Tell them NO is not an option."
New York's senior Sen. Chuck Schumer (D.) says nobody cares about all the pork tucked in the stimulus bill.
“And let me say this to all of the chattering class that so much focuses on those little, tiny, yes, porky amendments, the American people really don't care," he said on the Senate floor today.
Roll the the tape:
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