Mar 31 2010
Howard Fineman woke up today, and realized America did not ask for or want the government to run our health care, and those who pushed this on us will pay a heavy political price:
A Democratic senator I can’t name, who reluctantly voted for the health-care bill out of loyalty to his party and his admiration for Barack Obama, privately complained to me that the measure was political folly, in part because of the way it goes into effect: some taxes first, most benefits later, and rate hikes by insurance companies in between.
Besides that, this Democrat said, people who already have coverage will feel threatened and resentful about helping to cover the uninsuredâ€”an emotion they will sanitize for the polltakers into a concern about federal spending and debt.
There is a reason ‘independents’ are the largest and fastest growing ‘party’ – we are tired of zealots putting their party or their leaders above the nation and its interests. We The People is what should have been the preeminent factor in health care, not party allegiance or saving President Obama from his inexperienced self.
And We The People are not just going to moan about massive generational debt, a burden a few deluded people in DC decided to thrust upon our children and grand children. We The People are going to make sure this never happens again. When the new crowd comes to DC they will be there to tear down the burgeoning federal bureaucracy, leaving only that which is required beyond the states to manage.
Americans think the law will harm the U.S. economy (44â€“34 percent), the overall quality of health care in the U.S. (55â€“29 percent), and the federal balance sheet (61â€“23 percent).
Unlike the liberal-fantasy believers in DC and its Political Industrial Complex, the real America – the one that is the world leader technically, economically and militarily, and who put the only human being on the Moon – know this bill is a disaster, simply meant to shore up one person’s ego. It was passed to save Obama, nothing more. And it will be repealed and replaced come next year.
If the numbers stay where they areâ€”and it’s not clear why they will change much between now and Novemberâ€”then the Democrats really are in danger of colossal losses at the polls.
Welcome to reality Howard, get ready for some real Hope & Change.