“Can you go home and tell your senior citizens that these cuts in Medicare will not limit their access to doctors or further weaken the program instead of strengthening it? No, you can not… And look at how this bill was written. Can you say it was done openly, with transparency and accountability without backroom deals struck behind closed doors, hidden from the people? Hell, no you can’t.” erupted Boehner with supporting shouts of approval.
“In a democracy you can only defy the will of the people for so long and get away with it,” Boehner said.
Boehner’s speech was passionate, memorable and moving. Personally I was rooting for him every sentence he uttered during the live telecast. Meanwhile I “personally” doubted the truth telling ability of Pelosi, when she stated the new legislation would create hundreds of thousands of jobs and save $1.2 trillion in the second 10 years.
Pelosi added that when it comes to health care, all politics is personal for Americans, including those who are denied coverage for having illnesses when they try to sign up. I would add that mandated unconstitutional and unwanted healthcare reform is also “personal”. (At least it is to me. Is it to you?)
“We all know, and it’s been said over and over again, that our economy needs something, a jolt and I believe that this legislation will unleash tremendous entrepreneurial power to our economy,”Pelosi said. “Imagine a society and an economy where a person could change jobs without losing health insurance, where they could be self-employed or start a small business. Imagine an economy where people could follow their passions or their talent and without having to worry that their children would not have health insurance.”
Imagine a government who is sued by governors like governor Rounds of South Dakota all across America. Imagine the results here in Iowa of the leadership Iowa gubernatorial candidates Bob Vander Plaats and Rod Roberts have demonstrated this past week in response to healthcare reform, a stand of liberty that blazes by the passive political pussyfooting of current Iowa governor Chet Culver.
“It’s personal for millions of families that have gone into bankruptcy under the weight of rising health care costs. Many, many, many, a high number percentage of the bankruptcies in our country are caused by medical bills that people can not pay,” Pelosi said.
Well I’m taking this so personal that I am sickened about this entire manipulative redrafted effort Pelosi has maneuvered with backroom deals committed to long term debt. How I wish the reform actually just addressed the 32 million who need help without infringing on the freedoms of the rest of the country. Sunday night’s actions will truly go down in history…
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