Democrats Have Final Opportunity To Include The American People In Historic Health Care Debate
by John Cornyn on January 6, 2010 at 7:17 PM
Americans have already seen and rejected the way Democrats bought their way to 60 votes in the Senate, including political payoffs such as the "Louisiana Purchase," the "Cornhusker Kickback," and billions of dollars in "Gator Aid." Americans lost even more faith in Washington watching the Democrats cut deals with special interest groups, such as the pharmaceutical industry, instead of protecting the interests of patients.
Rather than heeding the public outcry against the way Washington does business, it appears that Democrats are once again determined to shut out the American people when it comes to merging the Senate and House bills. Rather than an open and honest debate about the best way to solve the real problems in our health care system, the Democrats have once again chosen a closed-door process to get them to 60 votes.