I’ve been asking myself, if HR 3200 is such a terrible bill, (and it is), why haven’t the Republicans offered anything as an alternative? After all, we keep hearing that the Republicans are only the party of “No”.
Well, imagine my surprise to hear Tom Price, Congressman from Georgia, talking about the bill that he has proposed that has 31 co-sponsors. The plan that Nancy Pelosi wants with the public option, new bureaucracy, and all the rest has only 8 co-sponsors. That’s right, that bill that everyone has been so upset about at the town hall meetings was so atrocious that only 8 members of congress dared to attach their name to it.
So why haven’t you heard about HR3400? That’s a good question. I’m really tired of the major networks only reporting about the things that they think will make Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi happy! I heard about HR 3400 on Fox News. I went to the Thomas website and looked it up. It has a lot of common sense provisions to accomplish health care reform that do not involve a government option. I’m not saying that it’s a wonderful bill in every way, but at under 300 pages, it has a lot of things in it that make sense.
Here’s the link to HR 3400 on Thomas: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.3400: Just go to the Home Page on the Thomas site and on the search engine under bill number put in HR 3400.
I guess the lessons are that we need to do our own research and we need to quit relying solely on the news for our information.
Keep being involved! This is our country. Let’s take it back!