Just saw this posted about Boustany ~
A Kinder, Gentler GOP?
Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA), a physician who will give the GOP response to Obama's joint address to Congress tomorrow on health care, has actually co-sponsored with Democrats what some in his party would call "pro-death panel" legislation and has conceded that the Sarah Palin-inspired death panel freak-out "got really out of hand."
A Kinder, Gentler GOP? | Talking Points Memo
Maybe he won't be an Eric Cantor, or Michele Bachman. I'm back to thinking maybe he's a good choice.
Why is everyone avoiding the real elephant in the room? The opposition to healthcare overhaul stems from those who will lose billions if the system is changed. From the insurance companies to the hospitals and drug makers. As the system is, these people are able to order tests that are wasteful, or block coverage, or charge extreme amounts for cheap pills. There is profit to be lost and these people want to see to it that it does not happen. Lets shine light where light needs to be shone.
sigh ... true, tlm ~