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Response to Alcibiades (Reply #32)

Mon Jun 25, 2012, 03:44 PM

38. Good post

 

But I have issues with part of it....

Here we have the crux of our current problem: what to do when the supreme court interferes with the will of the people by undoing the results of the political process, in this case the result of a decades-long policymaking process on health care. I think Madison himself was far too apt to look at the supreme court as a solution rather than a potential problem itself.

This is not really a good example of the "will of the people" I didn't vote on this, did you? What we have is a piece of legislation that was put together by politicians through the normal process of back slapping and back room deals. The bill itself is an affront to the legislative process. At 2700 pages the bill is unreadable and is full of errors and missteps. I do not think for a minute that our leaders in Washington had the peoples best interest at heart when they wrote this monstrosity, how could they have?.

Nobody that I know with the exception of the re thugs would agree that it is time for national health care in the United States but this is a big deal, a very big deal. The amount of money involved is astronomical and the potential to do irreparable harm to our health care industry is real. This is one of the most important pieces of legislation since the New Deal yet it appears it was thrown together with little attention given to legality or functionality. We are suppose to have the best and the brightest in Washington, right? Then why can't we get a health care bill that works and will pass judicial muster. This bill was put together too fast. We all know that there was a lot of pressure from President Obama to get this legislation on the books as soon as possible and this is what happens when you put politics before what you know is right for the country.

I believe that President Obama is a good and decent man and wants whats best for the nation. I just think that everyone got into a big hurry with this piece of legislation and as a result we will pay the price. Already there have been talks of executive orders and other run around plays being used to forward the health care bill. Do we really want this done half assed? I don't. I want a well thought out comprehensive Health Care Bill that will work for all Americans. Our congress critters need to get off their butts and take a look at what went wrong and come up with something usable. There is time to do this right.

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