Steele Delivers Remarks on Health Reform at National Press Club

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Monday, July 20, 2009; 10:09 AM


Good morning. It's a real pleasure to be here. And I appreciate the National Press Club offering this opportunity to address one of the most fundamentally important issues in generations that our country has to face.

President Barack Obama is a good man and cares deeply about this country, but he is determined, with an unprecedented single- mindedness, to transform it into something none of us would recognize.

Candidate Obama promised change. President Obama is conducting an experiment. He's conducting a dangerous experiment with our health care and with the quality of our lives. He's conducting a reckless experiment with our economy. And he's conducting an unnecessary experiment with our tax dollars, experiments that will transform the very way of life of our country and its citizens.

The president is rushing this experiment through Congress so fast, so soon, that we haven't had a moment to think if it would work, or worse, to think about the consequences to our nation, our economy and our families if it doesn't work.

The Barack Obama experiment with America is a risk our country can't afford. It's too much, too fast, too soon.

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