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Taylor Would Support Healthcare Repeal

April 29, 2010
tags: Gene Taylor, healthcare
by Brett

In an article that appeared in The Radionian (which I believe is the school newspaper at Jones County Junior College); Rep. Gene Taylor spoke about several subjects including the new healthcare legislation.

Taylor said this about the legislation: “I would prefer to repeal it. I guess it’s going to depend upon the makeup of the Congress in January.” This is the first I have heard of Taylor’s support for repeal and makes him one of very few Democrats willing to go that far (we have previously mentioned how Rep. Travis Childers was not interested in pushing repeal). I don’t know how loud Taylor is going to be in the repeal movement, but this is certainly a good move on his part.

Here are a couple other points of interest:

- Taylor called himself a “very conservative Democrat.”

- Taylor said he opposes term limits, and says we already have them in the form of elections.

- When asked about his vote for Nancy Pelosi, Taylor said: “That’s an election that took place in San Francisco.” He added that his record will shows him to be on the side of the American people and not fellow politicians.

- Taylor said this about the possible wave year for the GOP and want it means for his re-election: “People have been running against me for 20 years.” Taylor indicated that he is not going to approach things differently.

- Taylor commented that he has been raising the national debt issue for sometime now, under both Republican and Democratic administrations, saying: “I wish everyone had been as concerned about the national debt as I have been. You can’t spend more, collect less, and pretend it’s going to work.” Taylor added, “we don’t need to make any new promises.”

4 Comments leave one →
  1. mspolitics82 permalink
    April 29, 2010 1:50 pm

    If I were Taylor, I would be spending my money RIGHT NOW on t.v. trying to convince people that I AM A CONSERVATIVE….because many voters truly are wondering how a REAL conservative could/would vote, on 2 separate occassions, to put PELOSI at the helm of guiding legislation in the U.S. House of Rep., no matter what her promises about multi-peril insurance were to him….he should have been smarter than to believe her….he should be smarter on a lot of things. He knows how to say the right things at the right time, just like these statements about “repeal” and the national deficit. If he is so dadgum conservative, then why does he insist on remaining a part of the “party” that chokes on that very word.

  2. Dont taze me bro permalink
    April 29, 2010 4:28 pm

    3 points:
    1. Last month Gene Taylor said the Healthcare bill would NOT pass. He was sure of this and gave several reasons to support his claim. But, it passed.

    2. Why hasn’t he signed on as a co-sponsor to Ron Paul’s “End the Mandate Act of 2010″ (hr 4995)?

    3. Gene Taylor talks an awful lot, but he doesn’t do much for limiting the size and scope of government. Back in the day we used to call people like this a “poser”.

    • H Amos permalink
      May 3, 2010 4:26 am

      Very well put. The writing is on the wall, and Taylor name is being erased. Good luck to you in your future opportunities Gene, but representing MS-4 is not going to be one off them

  3. Fred Wise permalink
    April 29, 2010 11:03 pm

    That’s fantastic!

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