"My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive," Nancy Pelosi said in a meeting with reporters this morning (3/15/10). "We won that fight, and once we kick through this door, there'll be more legislation to follow."
Ezra Klein (single-payer advocate) was there too: Web Link
Tom Harkin, Senate Leader:
note to Tom re: inalienable right the Continental Congress supported the idea that human rights, or Natural Rights, where inherent to all people and could not be transferred, even by those having the rights. Most importantly – these rights where not created by governments – but rather, where acknowledged to already pre-exist and supersede government.
Rep Barney Frank: Single payer is off the table, I wish it weren’t, I am all for it…
If we get a good public option, it could lead to single-payer
More politicians & pundits give us the real story