Here are a few snippets in reply from some learned folks:
* Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria: “Obama’s message to the country appears to be, “We have a dysfunctional health-care system with out-of-control costs, and let’s add 45 million people to it.” Americans see a health-care bill that has been produced by the old Democratic machine rather than the new Democratic technocrats — more Lyndon Johnson than Larry Summers. It might be the only way to get a law passed, and it might please the party’s base, but it will dismay independents.”
* The Washington Post’s Fred Hiatt: “Health-care reform should not add to the deficit. It should control health-care costs. And, once reform is passed, the government will get serious about deficit reduction. Unfortunately, the House bill fails his first test.”
* Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT): “If the public option plan is in there, as a matter of conscience, I will not allow this bill to come to a final vote.”
We conservatives want to empower the people, not some healthcare "czar"
Well the Healthcare bill did squeak by - by only 6 votes. We will ramp up our activism and let our senators know that we will actively work for their opponents in the next election if they vote for this.
I'm already sharpening my claws to get Rep. Mark Kirk and Jan Shackowsky out of office. They're both disgraces and have sullied this state with their constitutionally prohibited voting records.
God bless us.