NYC, N.Y. (WIVB) - Gubernatorial candidate and prominent Buffalo developer CarlPaladino keeps coming under fire for a controversial comment aboutthe health care reform bill.
It's a comment he made on the radio in New York City that rubbedsome families of 9/11 victims the wrong way.
Paladino began, "I believe in change."
After he addressed members of the Rotary Club in Elma Wednesdaymorning, we had the chance to ask Carl Paladino for clarificationabout a comment he made Tuesday on the Curtis Sliwa Radio Showregarding the health care bill.
Paladino stated, "This day, the day that bill was passed, willbe remembered just as 9/11 was remembered in history. It was anattempt by these people in Washington to defy theConstitution."
Paladino explained, "I didn't compare. I said we're gonnaremember the date of Obamacare like we remember 9/11. I could'vesaid Pearl Harbor, I could've said the day JFK died, but if thatbothered them so badly, they better put their seatbelt on becauseit's gonna be an interesting ride here in the next few months."
Paladino also stated on his website that he believes the healthcare bill will kill more Americans through deteriorating healthcare than were lost in 9/11.
"I'm not politically correct, no, I never will be," saidPaladino.
But some members of the West Seneca Rotary Club prefer him thatway.
John Cleary said, "It struck a good note with everybody with theway the economy has been the last two years and the way governmenthas changed. They're looking for something new and fresh."
"Carl's message was excellent. We need someone like him to helpus have hope for the government in New York State," said RichRobinson.
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