Democratic members of Congress, with the urging and arm-twisting of President Obama, are pushing for a rare Saturday vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to approve the House version of a new national health care policy. It’s a rush-rush job that they hope will be the first step in forcing a dangerous, costly, unclear and deceitful health care plan down the throats of the American public.
The bill, which takes close to 2,000 pages to detail, was drafted in secrecy and has been revised time and time again. It is not a bipartisan effort, and a large number of House members have no idea what is in the bill or the “costs” to individuals as well as to the public. The Obama administration is not shooting straight with the public on the true cost of the plan.
There is no question that Obama and his inner circle are intent on changing and gaining control of one-sixth of this nation’s economy with a strategic plan to use this legislation to gain a foothold to pursue even wider changes in the traditional American way and lifestyle. As Obama told an audience a few days before the November 2008 election, they were only five days away from bringing about a fundamental change in America. What does it take for Americans to realize how Obama intends to change their country?
Obama and his aides are quick to say the American Medical Association endorses their plan, but they fail to note that the AMA represents only a fraction of American doctors.
How can elected lawmakers vote on such an important bill and not know what all it contains, such fundamental issues as how much it will cost and how it will impact health care in the United States? How can they vote on it when they have not read the entire bill?
Doesn’t the country deserve better from its elected officials? If, indeed, the bill is passed, voters should remember those votes when these men and women seek re-election.