Alright. I’m not in the mindset to write about this healthcare debate that’s turning into a debacle. I’ll leave it to two of my favorite political figures, Howard Dean and Al Franken.
This bill is no longer reform.
– Howard Dean (link to video)
We’re entitled to our own opinions. We’re not entitled to our own facts.
– Al Franken (link to video)
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A quote from Bernie Sanders (I-VT) that speaks to the necessity of passing the bill, no matter how lousy it is. I am torn.
“As a United States Senator, member of Congress I’d rather deal with the reality that a lot of people who are hurting out there, there are a lot of people who desperately need health insurance and that has got to be taken into consideration. We’ve all got to deal with the reality that if this bill goes down, what does it mean politically in this country, when is the next time legislation is going to come up which will increase healthcare reform for 30 million people, provide insurance, deal with some of the major abuses in terms of preexisting conditions, deal with disease prevention? So those are the kinds of very difficult issues — you know, is this a good bill? It is not a good bill, but we’re going to try to make it as good as we can”.