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Radio Buzz: 50 Yr Ann. of JFK Inaugural; Healthcare Reform
On this day – in 1961 – at his Inauguration – US President John F. Kennedy told his audience:
“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.”
“Those words are among the most famous spoken by any American.”
“That’s true, and in Omaha, you have a special reason to celebrate that – because Ted Sorenson – who wrote most of it was born in Lincoln, grew up in Nebraska, and always wrote really warmly about the state.”
That was Robert Lehrman – the former chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore – speaking with Gary Saddelmyer at KFAB in Omaha, NE.
Lehrman did say that the author of a majority of the speech – Ted Sorenson – did NOT write that most notable line – that being penned by President Kennedy himself.
Buzzing right along…
The fight over healthcare reform rages on…
The House – approving yesterday – a bill to repeal President Obama’s healthcare law.
The vote – mostly along party lines passed – 245 to 189.
Three Democrats even joined Republicans to pass the measure.
Brian Diarling – Director of Government Relations at the Heritage Foundation – spoke to Chip Franklin in San Diego about the healthcare bill:
“And that’s the problem with Obamacare – there are some good provisions in the bill – I’ll admit – one of which is to have this independent advisory board looking for cuts – looking for waste, fraud and abuse - but you take it as a whole – it’s all built around this un-Constitutional individual mandate – you know – giving the Federal Government the power to tell American’s they have to buy this product no matter what the cost or else they’re going to get fined by the IRS – that’s not the way the Constitution is drawn up – you can’t do something like this.”
While the House has now officially voted to repeal the law – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid – a Democrat – says he has NO plans to bring up the package for a vote. But Senate Republicans say – they haven’t given up the fight.
I’m Jessica Curtis, and that’s your talk radio buzz, from Fox News Radio.