The Big Think

December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas from Washington

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 10:21 am

A reckless healthcare bill that nobody believes in. And it’s not just one side of the political spectrum either. When high-profile liberal news anchors dare you to put them in jail when they disobey your brain-dead legislation, and when 55% of the public strongly disapprove of your particular solution, it’s time to step back and rethink things.

This bill is a disaster. The Right says it. The Left says it. Various independent, partisan, and non-partisan research groups that have studied the bill say it. And the American people are practically screaming it. But our so-called “leadership” in D.C. doesn’t hear.

Do we need healthcare reform? Yes. Emphatically. Absolutely. Should we achieve it by signing a 2100 page bill that hasn’t been read by the signatories, on the eve of Christmas, crammed through in just a few days, along the most stark partisan lines? Emphatically no. Go back to the drawing board. Act like adults. Take your time with the 1/6th of the economy you’re messing with. Pass something that you understand and that makes sense.

Don’t play politics with our health.

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