Where did I put that public option?
President Obama, bi-partisanship is over-rated. I understand you want a bi-partisan health care plan but as you often point out, “We shouldn’t let the perfect get in the way of the good.” Well here is the thing, many of us support single-payer but let’s not be crass here and pretend like a public option is perfect and therefore has to be off the table.
President Obama, Republicans and other special interests will not give you health care on a silver platter. Having said that, it is disconcerting when the bulk of your supporters want to see a public option when the public option was missing from the first draft of health care legislation coming out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee (HELP).
The fight SHOULD NOT BE, “How can we lower costs if we can’t get a public option,” but rather, “This is the public plan and we want your input on how it should be implemented.” I understand some of the Democrats timidity when they were in the Senate but let’s not play the sixty-vote game. If Republicans want to filibuster health care reform in this economy, because of a public option, I say LET THEM DO IT!!! I know you care about bringing together and you should continue to do so but this is a time to fight!!!!
Stay up fam,