obamacare passes – Congress needs an enema
Yes America, despite a majority of you being against this power grab and takeover of 1/6th of the US economy, the House of Representatives again went against your wishes and passed obamacare.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll, taken Friday and Saturday nights, shows that 41% of likely voters favor the health care plan. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed. These figures have barely budged in recent months.
Another finding that has remained constant is that the intensity is stronger among those who oppose the plan. The latest findings include 26% who Strongly Favor the plan and 45% who Strongly Oppose it.
This is a culmination of hideous policy and legislative moves that began 18 months ago. As a reminder, here are some of the lowlights:
- TARP ($700B) – up to 70% opposed the bailout of the financial industry
- “Stimulus” ($787B and counting) – opposed 46%, favored 33%
- GM/Chrysler bailout ($87B) – opposed 53%, favored 26%
- Cash for Clunkers ($3B+) – opposed 54%, favored 35%
To be sure, the debate over obamacare is not over as 38 states and a number of organizations are threatening legal challenges. There are valid issues with the constitutionality of this legislation and the final battle may end up in the Supreme Court.
The real issue here is that we have a congress that is working against the will of the people. Apparently they just don’t care what you think or want and they’re determined to grab as much power as they can for themselves. In recent polling, congress’ job rating has slipped to below 20% with more than 3/4ths of Americans giving them negative ratings.
With the entire House of Representatives and 36 Senate seats up for election this November we have a chance to get rid of these arrogant SOBs. It’s time to finally give congress a much deserved enema.