I like alot of what Pres. Obama is doing overseas. I like the "drone" war. I like our foreign relations. I like Hillary's tough stances with Iran. I like.
I don't like this bill. I don't like it at all. I think the Republicans make so much sense here. Why not have an incremental approach? Why not go step by step? The President said yesterday, "The American people deserve a vote on this bill". Mr. President, the American people are divided over this bill and have told their congressmen so. That's why it's taking so long. Why not start over. . . .why not pass some smaller stuff first? I'm fine, . . .really I am. . . don't feel like I deserve anything that hasn't happened already.
I remind you, this is coming from a guy who is still getting hosed by his insurance company for things that happened 4 years ago. I was also kicked off of an insurance plan 7 weeks before the birth of Eden, my 2nd daughter, because the insurance company wasn't making enough money and ended that particular plan.
I"m no big business tycoon. I'm getting hammered right now by insurance companies. And, I still think this bill would be a disaster.
I won't go into economics here, but that's my main objection. It's not fiscally tenable and they all know it. But, more important than that, is the back-door nature of the abortion language in the bill. Listen to Rep. Bart Stupak ( a democrat. . . .and not in name only, like a Joe Lieberman or something. . .this guy is a real democrat)
Via POLITICO Playbook:
BREAKING — Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), author of anti-abortion language in the House health-care bill, tells ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” that he’s willing to bring down the final bill if abortion language isn’t changed: “[T]he bill that they are using as a vehicle is the Senate bill. If you go to page 2069 through page 2078, you would find in there the federal government would directly subsidize abortions, plus every enrollee in the Office of Personnel management plan, every enrollee has to pay a minimum of $1 per month toward reproductive rights which includes abortion. … [W]e’re not going to vote for this bill with that kind of language in there.” …
STEPHANOPOULOS: “Let me be clear here. If the president doesn’t change the language, if your language is not accepted, you and your 11 colleagues who voted yes the last time will vote no this time. Does that mean you’re prepared to take responsibility for bringing down this whole bill?”
STUPAK: “Yes, we’re prepared to take responsibility. I mean, I’ve been catching it ever since last fall. Let’s face it, I want to see health care. But we’re not going to bypass some principles and beliefs that we feel strongly about.”
And to that I say. . . . "Go on Rep. Stupak. . stick to your guns. And, don't get bought out like my former state's senator. That was a sham, Ben Nelson.
Ok, let's the fireworks begin, but please read the disclaimer at the beginning of this post before commenting.