Donnelly: Common sense for jobs
Coats: No national health care
By Rick Yencer
WASHINGTON D.C. - It was the day it was in Congress with U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly spending 20 minutes talking about getting Hoosiers back to work while fellow Indiana Sen. Dan Coats was ready to vote again to stop national health care.
"We need to focus on creating jobs, not creating uncertainity that will damage the economy<" said Donnelly, during a teleconference on Wednesday,
Coats said he would support a House plan supported by fellow Republican Congressman ,Luke Messer to defund national health care while keeping the government running.
That tale of two Hoosier senators played out this week while U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas spent 22 hours damning national health care that opens enrollment on Oct. 1, while reading Green Eggs and Ham to his children on the Senate floor.
Donnelly was in chambers listening to that Dr. Seuss favorite, and hoping he could tell his family he loved them.
It appears Congress will pass a national Americans work law that will stimulate the economy, put people, back to work and also fix the country's aging infrastructure Donnelly said.
And adopting a farm bill also should be a priority instead of Congress spending more time trying to defund national health care.
Coats insists national health care will still have a devastating impact on the economy. And he reminded Hoosiers that he voted more than two dozen times to defeat health care for all people.
Donnelly said national health care was here to stay and changes could be made like repealing the medical device tax and a 40 hour a week provision that improve its implementation.
When it comes to expanding jobs, Donnelly sees manufacturing growing with the Chrysler expansion in Kokomo besides the medical device industry in Warsaw
And he saw Congress continuing to fund government despite some House Republicans continuing to be divisive and wanting to defund national health care.
Coats could only insist that most Americans still oppose national health care while staying its end would mean more jobs and a bette economy by employers not bearing the cost of insuring all employees.