Dec. 21 - As U.S. President Barack Obama retreats to Hawaii for his family's Christmas vacation, Republicans call the healthcare law unfair to young Americans in their weekly address. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican Congressman Aaron Schock of Illinois blasted U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law, calling it "a bad product" for young Americans. "No matter how many actors, rappers, and rock stars the president rolls out, the best sales pitch in the world can't sell a bad product. Young people helped put the president in office, and with this healthcare law, he's pushing them into years of less choice, fewer opportunities, and larger bills. This isn't how it was supposed to be. We can do better," Schock said. Obama acknowledged setbacks but declined to dwell on them during a year-end news conference hours before escaping Washington for two weeks of what he described as "sleep and sun" in Hawaii.