The Corner


That’s the GOP message this morning, as reflected in their radio address from Haley Barbour:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans say Democrats should scrap their ambitious health care legislation in favor of more modest changes.

The House is expected to vote today on Democrats’ sweeping overhaul legislation that aims to extend coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans while banning some insurance industry practices.

In the GOP’s weekly radio and Internet address, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says the plan should be “withdrawn and reworked,” arguing it’s too expensive and will “clobber small businesses” and hinder job growth.

He also said Tuesday’s elections, in which Democrats lost two governors’ races, sent a message that voters care about jobs, not growing the size of government.

He called the elections a “fire alarm” and said they’ll get Washington focused on job creation and economic growth.