'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the House, not a creature was stirring 'cause the Senate was the louse!Well, one more giant step in the wrong direction for mankind. Heath care, monstrosity that it is, is probably going to pass.
You know what really angers me? The idea that so many, in this case Senators, can be bought! If they really agreed with all that's included in the bill, then all right, vote for it. But tweaking this for that, which probably won't hold in the long run anyway, just grinds me. How much did Nelson squeeze out of Reid behind that closed door? And Lieberman? We know Mary set the bar at $300,000,000. A lot of these bribes were about cutting the state's contributions to medicaid. Why should one state be exempted and another not? For a vote. We should be outraged.
Actually I think most of us are but those we sent to Washington aren't hearing us. It strikes me as strange because even with Nelson, over 60% of his constituents do not want this bill. Somehow he feels his contribution of more pork will win him re-election over and above the health care bill?
There is one more holdout I've heard nothing about. Roland Burris. Remember him? The Senator, who under the strangest of circumstances, took Obama's seat? No one seems to be talking about him and unless Snow or some other Republican is lurking out there as the 60th vote, it should be Burris.
He vowed not to vote for a bill that does not have the public option. Well?? Wouldn't it be something if he was the one to rise from the ashes of obscurity to cast the defeating vote. Could it happen? I'd love it. It would be monumental and he already has one to himself that would be quite fitting.
Look what it would save the government. It, too, is bought and paid for!