Whip Hoyer Discusses the Republican Budget, Health Care Reform On CNN

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“The case isn't over until it's over, and the justices are going to have to reflect upon the issues here, and they'll meet in joint session with one another and discuss it. It’s way too early to say, a, it was a 'train wreck' or this case is over. I think this matter will be resolved, that the mandate is, in fact, constitutional and this bill will go forward.”

“The alternative budget offered by the Republicans today and tomorrow is not balanced. It will not bring down our deficit in the foreseeable future and the cuts that it proposes simply shift from the middle class and poor burdens to them, and wealth to the wealthiest in America. That’s not a fair program. That’s not a balanced program. It’s not a program that we think will get us from where we need to be, where we are, to where we need to be. In fact, in the Republican budget there are no specifics and they are unrealistic in terms of cuts that can be affected and unrealistic in terms of the $10 trillion in revenue cuts that they suggest can be offset with the elimination of preference items they refer to generally but not specifically. They don't take on the hard questions.”