What gets lost in all of this is that the system isn't as good as it should be. Even overlooking the uninsured and problems the administration talks about we all know there are real problems. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to me that the administration or congress really wants to attempt to fix those problems (many of which were created by the government) but instead are so convinced that an eventual single payer system is what we HAVE to go to. So in my opinion the democrats aren't really interested in rolling up their sleeves and finding workable middle ground answers.
At the same time, the republicans didn't even want to talk about health care when they were in control. They could have done something then before it got so bad. So I can't stand the constant obstruction by the republicans. It doesn't seem like they are very interested in getting to work on finding a real solution either. I haven't heard many alternatives proposed. There have been a few but has there actually beeen a plan given by the republicans??? If so, i'd love someone to point me to it.
As someone who has followed politics actively for a long time, I am so frustrated with what I see in washington. First of all, they have dramatically gone outside the chains that were supposed to be placed on them. Right or wrong there was a proper way to expand the role of federal government and it wasn't done. Both parties have done this. From Reagan's drug war and massive deficits to Obama's auto takeover and massive deficits.
I don't believe a thing I am told by them anymore. I don't have any respect for them anymore. I just don't even know what any of us should do about it. There is no one worth voting for anymore. The only people that I'd consider are generally not viable contenders for any office anyways. Besides that it seems like most of the country is too busy lining up on opposing sides and trying to yell over each other that they don't really even stop to look at both sides points anymore. So my lonely vote doesn't really have much pull.
Strange days indeed!