Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Turn out the lights

From the NYT:

With no clear path forward on major health care legislation, Democratic
leaders in Congress effectively slammed the brakes on President Obama's top
domestic priority on Tuesday, saying they no longer felt pressure to move
quickly on a health bill after eight months of setting deadlines and missing

With popularity of this legislation plummeting as time goes on, and November's interim elections steadily approaching, it looks like this is over.


Danielle said...

Thank goodness!

Mom said...

We got information at church about emailing our congresspersons to say we don't want funding for abortions in the new health care bill. I did it yesterday and told your dad, and I was surprised when he said that he wasn't going to bother because the health care debate is over.

But what about the useful plan to reduce the cost of health care?

Chick in the Czech said...

I think this is an interesting turn of events on the heels of the Mass. election last week. I hope that something is done about health care, but obviously these people are recognizing that what they had planned was wildly unpopular and that it would have cost them their seats in November.

Sarah said...


Maybe you should write to them about your ideas about insurance, and give them a better starting point next time they decide to give it a go.