Thursday, February 25, 2010

Summit Talk

I have been home today, sick with a wicked sinus infection. And the highlight of my day has been watching the theatrical stage of what is being asked to pass for a bipartisan healthcare summit.

And let me say, what an incredible waste of time and money it was.

Time keepers have been noting that the President has been talking three times the amount of the GOP membership. The Democrats in total have dominated it around twice as long. They are the ones who cried foul over minority rights for the entire time the GOP was in power, but they show no inclination to lead by example. In fact, all we have gotten today was another fine lecture as to what "we the people" need.

Never mind that there has been nothing accomplished here today. I find the saddest thing in this is, the American people are clearly against the bill in this current form. Period. No ifs, ands, or buts, they oppose it. But they are going to impose their will anyway.

We had Nancy Pelosi saying this would create 4 million jobs, with 400,000 almost immediately. So, Nancy, how's that going to happen? Is the government going to grow that much under this flawed plan?

We have watched trillions of dollars spent over the last year, we have seen nothing positive come out of any monies spent. We have seen dirty backroom deals for votes, and have watched with disgust. We the people have been powerless to effect any change on what the government is trying to impose.

But once again, this is what the American people got for representation when we voted for these arrogant elitists in 2008. Now we are facing the biggest crisis in the history of our nation, not related to a war. And believe me, all of us are going to be paying dearly for this.


Anonymous said...

I think the problem is that there is a substantial difference between what congressional leaders think, and what we think, is meant by ‘we the people’. I suspect that congressional leaders have it right. You see, ‘we the people’ begins at 8 a.m. on the first Tuesday of November, and ends at 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of November. Beyond that, ‘we the people’ doesn’t count for a damn thing. Our opinions don’t count, our demands are ignored, and no member of congress has any obligation to explain their behaviors to any of us. Now what this means, pragmatically, is that ‘we the people’ ought to make better decisions during those twelve hours of democracy every two years. If we understood this, really understood it, then Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t be in the House, and Stuart Smalley wouldn’t be in the Senate.

Mustang out

Z said...

It went like this, didn't it?:
OBAMA LECTURES and CHIDES....Republicans talk.
Reid basically says they're liars then Obama lectures again.
Republican talks and Hoyer calls them essentially dishonest and not clued in and then Obama lectures again.

I hope you're feeling better very soonxxxx I think I'll sign with my very sassy word verification I see just below:


A.C. McCloud said...

I've only seen the Ryan clip where he calls the bill a disaster, and O looks like a 15 year old kid sitting in a meeting with the joint chiefs.

Greg said...

Yeah, that was a pretty embarrassing display. I don't understand why they don't try baby steps with some health care reform. Like, start with some things that won't cost, such as allowing interstate purchasing of insurance. Why can't I buy insurance in OK or TX, where it's a lot cheaper, if companies there are willing to sell it to me. Also, a little common sense tort reform is something that the Democrats could do to show they really will compromise. I bet those two things would go a long way to lowering premium costs. Even Michael Capuano - perhaps the House's most left-leaning Dem - is in favor of piecemeal reform now, in only b/c he wants to be re-elected.

Anonymous said...

We had Nancy Pelosi saying this would create 4 million jobs, with 400,000 almost immediately.

I think Nancy will just get to work over the witches culderon and end up pulling 400,000 jobs and a turkey sandwich out of her arse!!!! It could happen you know!