Not Just a Bill

In Uncategorized on March 26, 2010 at 10:06 am

Picking up from the Schoolhouse Rock song “I’m Just a Bill”–

“…And if they vote for me on Capitol Hill
Well, then I’m off to the White House
Where I’ll wait in a line
With a lot of other bills
For the president to sign
And if he signs me, then I’ll be a law.
How I hope and pray that he will…”

The newly reconciled health care reform bill is not just an average bill. This bill, which will be signed into law by President Obama sometime next week, developed over a “long and contentious quest.” Shailagh Murray of the Washington Post continues “Lawmakers are leaving Washington on a rancorous note. Members of both parties seethed over the political response to threats of violence against a number of House Democrats, and senators belittled one another during amendment votes that lasted nearly 21 straight hours.”

The President is on the road promoting the plan, while many governors are pondering suing over the passage of the law. Mississippi’s governor Haley Barbour has been very vociferous in his opposition for the health care reform. For Barbour “A physician’s creed is to ‘First, do no harm.’ The health care legislation passed Sunday infects the economy with harmful tax increases, strips benefits from senior citizens and robs each citizen of their basic freedom to choose their own health care.”


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