Late last year, we got a mega billion bailout package and we don't have a clue about what they did with that money. We do know half of it was held over for President Obama to use.
Early this year we got a second mega billion bailout package and we don't have a clue about what they did with that money or how it has benefitted anything. At least Biden was honest enough to say that some of it was wasted.
Early this year Congress passed a massive omnibus spending bill, the last for this year's budget, and the President's excuse for not letting us have a good look at that was that it was George Bush's budget and therefore he would just sign it.
Early this year we got a massive--unheard of in size and scope--stimulus bill that had to be delivered to Congress in the wee hours of the morning, voted on the same day with minimal debate and before anybody had time to read it, and signed into law immediately by the President because the whole economy was about to crash and it was vital to get the economy rolling and save jobs immediately. Well the economy continues to founder, unemployment keeps going up month by month, and now we are told that they never intended for it to really kick in before the next year or so. But it was a flat out emergency.
And now we have them overhauling the healthcare system with obvious intent to mostly dismantle and rebuild it, it represents 17% of the GDP of the nation and is being rush through at breakneck speed, will probably be delivered to Congress in the wee hours of the morning, voted on the same day before anybody has a chance to read it, and the President will sign it into law without letting us see it first because we 'can't afford to wait any longer'. By that time, it will be too late for us to intervene.
Oh yes, and the President says he hasn't read it and is leaving it up to Congress to put it together. And who is writing it? Not our elected leaders. It's Congressional staffers and lobbyists who are creating this masterpiece for us. The only coherent thing we got out of his last press conference on this was that he and Congress have no intention of subjecting themselves or their families to what they will be mandating for the rest of us.
Doesn't that all give you huge confidence?
Give me a break.
Those who want whatever is done to be done slow, careful, and right, had better be hollering from the rooftops and hope we can encourage more members of Congress to get really squeamish and cold feet. The way things are right now, anybody who trusts this bunch with their healthcare needs to have his/her head examined.