Friday, February 26, 2010
Health Care Summit
During the health care summit, Obama defended the health care bill being over 2,400 pages long because, “it is a complex issue”.
I found the comment very interesting in light of the fact that you can hold up the entire document that governs the United States of America, in the palm of your hand.
Simple seems to work very well and is easy to understand.
What in the world is in 2,400 pages besides a government created nightmare?
Obama rejected Republican preferences for starting from scratch, discussing the issue much longer or taking a step-by-step solution, and instead suggested that Democrats will try to pass a sweeping overhaul without Republican support, and over the objection of the vast majority of the American people. But as many members of the democrat party have commented, we are not smart enough to understand the issue.
"We cannot have another yearlong debate about this," Obama said at the end of a 7½-hour debate. One needs to ask, why not? Was this not the 1st time Republicans were invited to participate?
Polls show Americans want their elected leaders to address the problems of high medical costs, eroding access to coverage and uneven quality. But the public overwhelmingly against Obamas sweeping legislation, with its $1 trillion, 10-year price tag and many complex provisions, including some that wouldn't take effect for another eight years — after Obama has packed up and left the White House.
But neither side gave ground throughout on Thursday, sticking mostly to familiar arguments and talking points. The president urged Republicans to "do a little soul searching" and said majority Democrats would decide quickly how to proceed on the issue that has eluded leaders for half a century. Whoa, there big fellow, the people have voted against this nightmare of yours, remember Massachusetts? Not even a liberal Democratic state wants anything to do with your plan.
Can it! Start over with some small common sense changes in health care
"Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue; or in any manner affecting the value of the different species of property, presents a new harvest to those who watch the change and can trace its consequences; a harvest reared not by themselves but by the toils and cares of the great body of their fellow citizens. This is a state of things in which it may be said with some truth that laws are made for the few not for the many." --Federalist No. 62