.OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS BETRAYED OUR TRUST AGAIN. Whether we are Democrat or Republican, Liberal or Conservative, makes no difference at all. Our legislators voted according to "what's best for them". It was clear that the people want to reduce the costs and improve access to our overall health care system. It was also VERY CLEAR that they did not want the 2000 page legislative monstrosity that was produced by a small number of far left liberal Democrats, who worked behind closed doors to fashion a pork filled blunderbuss that virtually no one has been able to read, or discuss, or debate, or offer alternatives to specific unreasoned clauses. It is (now) a BAD BILL, passed by BAD POLITICIANS, that compose a BAD MINORITY segment of America's out-of-control government.
AND WE HAVE NO LOGICAL WAY TO PAY FOR IT EITHER.
The far left liberals like to point at SOCIAL SECURITY as a text book success. They are wrong and will not admit it despite the concrete evidence. For a program like this to be a success requires that it be fiscally responsible. Social Security was fashioned (and then modified) with no provision for funding in the future. Social Security is a bankrupt and therefore failed program.
The same far left liberals also point to MEDICADE as a representative success. It is not. Like Medicare it was established (and later modified) without provision for future funding. Legislators can vote on whatever they want to, but if their is no able source of money to pay for it, how can anyone possibly consider it a success?
Together these two social programs (alone) are so far in borrowed debt that it our descendents can not be expected to retire the loans.
America did produce a similar social program that was a wonderful success. It was beyond our government's means at the time, and was funded by loans that would be paid by future generations. It was acceptable, well thought out, and benefited the country well into the future. It stood as a shining example of a proper liberal program that all Americans, including the future generations necessary, were properly obligated to pay. The program was THE G.I.BILL THAT FOLLOWED WORLD WAR II.
I bring this up to illustrate that well designed liberal social programs may result in benefits that help our society move forward.
The recent health care legislation is badly conceived, badly wrought, minority driven, and politically stupid. This kind of radical change reguires a bi-partisan, citizen approved, and economically possible approach. It received non of these from our government.