Republic on life support – Democrats secure 60 needed votes to pass healthcare

Posted: December 20, 2009 in News, Politics
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Thanks to Nebraska’s Democratic Sentor Ben Nelson to deliver the deciding sixtieth vote in favor of healthcare reform Obama says that the U.S. is “on the cusp of making healthcare reform a reality”.

Furthering the gloating Obama said “it now appears the American people will have the vote they deserve”.  Indeed.  According to USA Today in an article posted 7/14/2009 fifty-six percent want healthcare reform, thirty-three percent oppose, and twelver percent abstain from opinion.  The link: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-07-13-poll-health-care_N.htm

But maybe the people are wising up the the government’s falicies.  According to a Gallup pole in November fifty percent oppose government sponsored healthcare reform, while support for the initiative has gone down to forty-seven percent.  http://logisticsmonster.com/2009/11/13/new-gallup-poll-americans-now-think-healthcare-is-not-governments-role/

While Democrats can make compelling arguements in support of this bill, Republicans call the overhaul of Healthcare a “train wreck”.  Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell called the bill, “This bill is a legislative train wreck of historic proportions.”  McConnell condemned the bill for cuts to Medicare, hospices, and raiseing taxes in time of double digit unemployment.

I find it kind of comical and typical of the liberal media establishment for posting an article that limits the debate of healthcare by devoting ninety percent of the article to “why we need medical reform”, and only grants a small portion “why we shouldn’t”.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34488616/ns/health-health_care//

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