Nancy Pelosi has told her Democratic colleagues that it will take courage to vote for the sweeping healthcare bill that will alter 1/6 of our economy. I say it will take more than courage.
Let’s see, what else will it take to vote for the health care bill….hmmmm…….
- Legislators will have to have the ability to ignore the wishes of their constituents who in poll after poll have said that they do not want this bill.
- It will take the ability to look past the mountain of debt that already exists and the country’s inability to pay for this bill.
- They will also have to have the ability to conveniently forget that medicare and social security are on the brink of bankruptcy.
- Legislators will have to be able to look past and forget about the numerous other countries who are going broke because of socialized medicine.
- It will take the ability to forget that the United States spends the most on healthcare because we have the highest level of medical technology. (Remember when well healed Canadians need healthcare, they come to the USA.)
- It will take an astonishing lack of common sense to think that anything that the government does could actually save money. (How many government plans have actually succeeded in lowering costs on anything?)
- It will take an ability to forget that the Republicans have offered some ideas that would actually cut costs and could be done in the private sector. (tort reform, health savings accounts, etc.)
Well, I guess it will take more than courage to vote for this bill, Ms. Pelosi.