On health care, though, they look to be parting company.
Lewis, according to Politico:
If we invest heavily now, we will ensure more savings and the long-term fiscal health of the country. Health care is the perfect example. We all know costs are out of control for the government, consumers, and employers. Comprehensive health care reform should result in lower costs and more savings that is passed on to consumers and employers. Consumers will have more disposable income for other goods, moving consumer spending to healthier levels. Employers will also have more money to purchase inventory, expand, hire additional employees, etc. A policy initiative to tackle America’s long-standing health care challenge country pays off with a stronger economy.Golden (R-Bay Ridge), according to the Courier-Life:
State Senator Marty Golden was far less diplomatic, dismissing health care reform as one huge tax hike” and a partisan effort to “get a win” for President Barack Obama.
“Fifteen percent of the nation needs health care,” Golden said. “Eighty-five-percent have great health care – we’re going to turn the system upside down for 15 percent of the nation?