posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 09:42 AM
The saddest part to all of this in my opinion is that both sides -- republicans and democrats -- appear to actually be reading the bill for the first
time which is why the subject of new amendments is even coming up. Republicans say: "Look what we found! This is unacceptable." Then the
Democrats say: "Let's see....what page was that on.... OK....got it. Let's vote again."
I personally am against this healthcare bill, however, even I think that it's ridiculous that we continue to spend money talking about, discussing,
analyzing, and changing this legislation. It's time to move on and tackle the other areas in which we are in dire need of help.
This entire process -- by both sides -- has been handled completely incorrectly and leaves Americans with a bad taste in their mouth whether they
agree or disagree about the bill in general.
Our government is dysfunctional to say the least. Further, the actual benefits to this bill do not even begin until 2014. We can't possibly drag
this out for another 4 years!?
At this point, does anybody have any doubt that we will all be paying for this legislation for the next 4 years and by the time benefits are supposed
to kick in, it won't look anything like it does now? Keep in mind, that a group of Democrats only voted in favor of the bill if certain changes were
made. To date, I do not believe they have all even been addressed. Further, we have another election in 2012, and if someone other than Obama gets
voted in I would imagine they will want to "tweak" the bill as well.
This is the most backwards method to passing legislation I have ever seen. Can you imagine going to buy a car and saying: "OK....I'm going to sign
the contract as it is right now. However, understand that my signature is only valid if you make changes to the contract after I sign it. Then, for
the next four years before actually getting my car, I am going to continue to read and revise the contract since I haven't really read it yet."