GOP House Leader: Health-Care Forum Is ‘Charade’

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“This so-called summit is a charade. The Democrats want us to boycott so they can say Republicans walked away and they have no choice but to plow ahead with their health care takeover. They want us to boycott so we won’t be a thorn in their sides on issues like jobs and abortion. We shouldn’t let the White House have a six-hour taxpayer-funded infomercial on Obama Care.” —House Minority Leader John A. Boehner Tuesday, on his low expectations for Thursday's televised health-care forum with President Obama [NYT]