Obama Health Care a 'Reckless Experiment': Steele

By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2009 11:38 AM CDT
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele speaks at the 100th annual NAACP Convention in New York, Tuesday, July 14, 2009.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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(Newser) – Drawing on the momentum the GOP has gained in the health care debate, RNC chair Michael Steele today called President Obama’s plans a “dangerous experiment,” the Washington Post reports. "This reckless approach is an ill-conceived attempt to push through an experiment and all of us should be scared to death," Steele said in a speech at the National Press Club. Asked whether he'd characterize the plan as "socialism," Steele responded, "Yes. Next question," the AP reports.