Thursday, October 8, 2009

Demand to Read It.

The cowards who run our legislative branch have refused to make the actual text of their health care bill available to the public before they vote on it. This is simply unacceptable.

This shocking lack of consideration for the rights of their constituents is made even more noxious due to the fact that they are now on the record refusing to promise to read it themselves.

So we are expected to sit back and allow them to commit our tax money for a program with the potential to balloon out of control (as has every socialized health care scheme on earth) with no one minding to spend the time to actually see what is in the bill.

My guess is that they accurately believe that we would be outraged by the stunning lack of honor demonstrated by the text, like...oh, I don't know...Harry Reid's little ploy to save his Senate seat by making Nevada (and only Nevada) exempt from having to participate in the state contribution portion of Medicaid. That means that all the medically-indigent patients in Nevada will be paid for entirely by money from taxpayers from the other 49 states, who also get to pay taxes for their own medically-indigent population, as well as contribute to the state contribution to the program.

This is despicable, but not really surprising. Harry Reid is a sleazy scumbag. None of us needed this to convince us.

The bottom line is this: we must demand, loudly, to be able to read the bill. The stakes are just too high for this catastrophe to occur without anyone knowing what is going on.