This is not about people who need health care actually getting healthcare.
This is about more and more taxation on an already tax-strapped population, taxed for money borrowed by this government to continue their wars without end.
At the end of the day in Congress, we don't have democrats or republicans; all we have is the War Party.
And even though we go through our kabuki-style elections every so often in this country, what we have come to in recent years is a new version of taxation without representation, the very issue which caused the
American colonies to rebel against the British government.
Representatives no longer represent We the People; they represent those large interests which have acquired them (through overt and covert campaign contributions and perks), and the people be damned.
Schweitzer is absolutely correct in stating that an intelligent government won't spend more than it has, something the federal government has blown by a wide margin, looking at the national deficit.
Were we not borrowing money to fund these wars without end, then perhaps we could actually fund meaningful health care reform.
But this legislation, which Obama is hoping desperately to stampede through congress without it even being read and digested by congress members, cannot logically be paid for under the current circumstances.
This appears to be just another ploy to stave off the very real possibility that the US will default on its debts before the end of this year.