Saturday, August 1, 2009

Slow Down, Mr. Obama

I've been reading a lot about the health care legislation of late, which is not surprising, given that it is one of Mr. Obama's priorities. I'm thinking there are some things that need to be said that aren't being said with regard to this legislation.

First and foremost is "What's the hurry?" Our health care system could use some improvement, I'll grant you, but a complete overhaul with over 1000 pages of legislation. So what's the big rush?


  1. The hurry is so that representatives don't get enough time to scrutinise the bill, let alone propose amendments.

    Chances are, Obama & Co have slipped in some clauses which affect other legislation - i.e., jiggery pokery through the back door.

    I believe the same mechanism was used for the Patriot Act.

    The same has been happening in the UK for the last 12 years.

    If you have a means of reading the bill, do so, and get others to do the same.

  2. Why the rush? Why are we getting this shoved at us? The government/legislation is like a business. If a business gets to big to fast it is doomed to fail if the proper planning is not done. There is no way this could have been properly planned for in such a short time. Pres. Obama is rushing everything, by passing our normal processes. Why? This is America and the people should have a say so in this.
    Why not get an understanding of what this really is for the American people and tell us what it is or is not and let us vote. If we want it we say yes and if not we say no. Someone would have to know what the bill is about to do this. Rushing this through is stupid and reckless. Totally uncalled for.