Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Promises vs. Reality

The President has repeatedly made promises of "bipartisanship", "transparency", and "open doors", but has yet to live up to those promises when it comes to legislation that is potentially life-changing for the citizens of this country. I'm one of those "American people (who) don't want the future of their health care being decided behind closed doors..."

I wonder how our Democrat friends would feel if this shoe were on the other foot. Does fairness matter to them, or only getting what they want, regardless of the consequences to others? I haven't talked to a single conservative who does not agree that we desperately need health care reform. Not one. But the Democrats only want health care reform done their way. No bi-partisanship there. The really sad thing is that so many of those who are blindly insisting this bill must pass are in serious denial about what it is going to do to even their own healthcare options, and financial situation. And if they do know but continue to push for it, that is even more tragic.

So what are the Democrats hiding that necessitates this process to be held behind closed doors without the input of representation of the other half of the country? I want to know. Before the bill is passed. If he really is the president of the whole country and not just a select few, then what does Obama have to hide?

The following article says it better than I can:


Boehner to President Obama: Keep Your Promises of Transparency in Health Care Negotiations
GOP Leader: “The American people don’t want the future of their health care being decided behind closed doors by three liberal Washington Democrats.”
Washington, Dec 23 -

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to news reports that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will hammer out a final government takeover of health care bill behind closed doors with President Obama:

“The American people don’t want the future of their health care being decided behind closed doors by three liberal Washington Democrats.

“Instead of keeping his campaign promises of transparency, President Obama has allowed Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid to operate in secret and play ‘let’s make a deal’ with one-sixth of our economy. It’s just wrong to shut taxpayers out and then spend their hard-earned money on payoffs, kickbacks, and sweetheart deals to jam through this monstrosity.

“Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) has introduced a resolution (H.Res. 847) demanding that any health care negotiations be opened up to the public, and Democrats should join Republicans in supporting it. Given all that's at stake, including whether taxpayer dollars will be used to fund abortions, the American people are right to demand an open and honest discussion of the consequences of this government takeover of health care. That’s what Republicans are fighting for.”

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