Barr says Chandler and Obama are wrong on all domestic policies -- except college football
06/18/2012 04:37 PM
Republican candidate for Congress Andy Barr said there’s not a single policy or action on domestic policy in which he agrees with Democratic President Barack Obama — aside from supporting a playoff system for college football, Barr added half-jokingly.
Barr said he agrees with the way Obama has handled the country’s pursuit of Al Qaeda but “regrettably, I can’t think of many” domestic policies. (4:50 of the interview).
“It’s not that I’m trying to be overly partisan or critical. I wish I wasn’t. I wish I didn’t have to be,” Barr said (6:20).
In his first studio interview since winning the 6th District Republican primary to have a rematch with Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler of Versailles, Barr also talked about what he would like to see change with the U.S. health care system. (8:30)
And Barr is asked what specific proposal he would push for if elected to Congress (1:00 – 4:00).
On Medicare, Barr said he is willing to consider reform proposals. He said the plan proposed by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the House budget committee chairman from Wisconsin, meets his criteria for a proposal he could support.
Ryan’s plan would change Medicare by creating a voucher-like system to reimburse seniors for their health care costs. Here’s the section of the interview about Medicare:
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