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Boehner Pits Pelosi Against Obama in Health Care Debate

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to “rein in— Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and start over with a new health care bill if he wants GOP support for reform.“Why is President Obama letting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congress run health care reform into the ground?— Boehner wrote in an opinion piece published in USA Today.Boehner accused Obama of letting Pelosi and special interest groups “write a bill that puts Washington in control of Americans’ health care.— And instead of using the bully pulpit to “rein in the Speaker and her allies,— Obama is using it to spin the public on “the hopelessly flawed bill the Speaker is seeking to pass in September,— he wrote.Boehner’s opinion piece comes days after Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) penned an opinion piece of their own in which they called disruptive protesters at town halls “un-American.—“Those expressing vocal opposition are not un-American,’— countered the Minority Leader. “To the contrary, [their anger] is real, and it exists for a single, simple reason: The more the American people learn about the Democrats’ health care bill, the less they like it.—Still, the Minority Leader sought to distance himself from those who have been disrupting public events.“Every citizen should have the opportunity to express his or her views in an orderly and respectful way,— added Boehner. “But those in Washington who dismiss the frustration of the American people and call it manufactured’ do so at their own peril.—

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