Al Gore, at a Tennessee Democratic Party dinner, said that the country has “…a moral duty to pass health care reform – This year.” (http://tinyurl.com/lh5ed5) Morality has nothing to do with passing the partisan bill that’s currently under consideration and it’s just pompous rhetoric to include passing it this year as part of a moral duty.
Reform doesn’t live and die with the Democrat version of a health care bill. In fact, the current bill seems intended to replace instead of reform. One would think it a moral duty of our representatives to investigate all avenues of reform before deciding that a bill still being written must be passed this year.
Bill Clinton, at the same dinner, also advocated passing the bill this year because “…Doing nothing is not only the worst thing we can do for the economy, it’s the worst thing we can do for the country. It’s also the worst thing we can do for the Democrats”. (http://tinyurl.com/ntkxqp) It seems “the worst thing for the Democrats” is what really concerns Bill and Al because a hastily-written and hastily-passed bill cannot be good for the country, and adding to the deficit cannot be good for the economy. It would, however, help the Democrats.
As more and more details of the current health care bill come to light, it’s becoming more apparent why the Democrats are so eager to pass it now. Time is not on their side. Neither is the majority of the American people.
David J. Hentosh