Comment of the day
Via gxm17 at the Confluence on our "progressive" access bloggers:
They don’t want to connect the dots, because they are part of the picture.
Truer words. And the picture? myiq:
The primary beneficiaries of the plan are the health insurance companies. They invested millions and they will get back billions. The plan does nothing to reform the system. This is not half a loaf, it is a windfall for the health insurance companies disguised as reform.
The Democrats didn’t try to write a better bill. They didn’t want one. The Democrats wanted this bill because the people they work for wanted this bill. Unfortunately we aren’t the people they work for.
I expect the bill to pass. The Democrats aren’t worried about public opinion or job security.
Bingo. It's all about opportunity cost. You can always find a better use for your money or time than either legacy party. Responding to voters is not the business they're in. Elective office, to these guys, is an unpaid internship on the way to their real career.