Politicians’ Votes on the Health Care Bill Came CheapThursday, March 25, 2010
This is just a small piece of the action described in the Pocono Record. At the 11th hour, the politicos and their co-assailants ran around trying to buy up the last few votes needed to insure victory of their totalitarian health bill. Michigan representative Bart Stupak sold his vote for grants for three airports in his rural Michigan district. I still remember Obama saying, on the eve of the vote, that the passage of the bill would represent average Americans and it would be a “huge victory over special interests.”
And how many Obama worshippers actually believe this? No modern White House – not that of Bush, Clinton, Bush, Sr., Reagan or otherwise – has been so controlled by special interests, whether they are a part of the government itself, or quasi-governmental beneficiaries with the power to direct and/or buy legislation. See this article at JBS.org: “Special Interests and the Health Care Debacle.” And somehow, the chants of “change” still echo among those who touch, and cling to, the hem of His garment.