Pelosi: Back the health care bill even if it costs you your job

Capitol Hill Blue
By Doug Thompson on February 28, 2010

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has an incredible message for her Democratic colleagues: Support health care even if it costs them their seat in Congress.

Appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” news talk program, Pelosi said health care is too important to play it safe politically.

“We’re not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress. We’re here to do the job for the American people,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi’s ultimatum is not likely to sit well with Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns in an election year when polls show most Americans don’t care for the so-called “reform” packages currently before Congress.

Moderate Democrats have come under fire from constituents over the massive, expensive health care “reform” bills in both the House and Senate. Polls show most Americans don’t support the legislation and recent gains by Republicans in special elections have Democrats nervous

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