Friday, June 26, 2009

Congress Fails Miserably in Representing the People

What happens when 70% of Americans favor something, but Congress ignores their will? Consider the following examples:

1. Over 70% favor a government run, public health insurance option. Congress and the White House scramble to offer a not for profit insurance co-op in place of a government plan.

2. Over 70% of federal employees, under pay for performance plans, find the system unfair. A mere 26% find the rating and pay process equitable.

Senators Max Baucus and Kent Conrad are behind #1. Both get major donations from for-profit health care corporations, many with no facilities in their states of Montana and North Dakota.

Senator Evan Bayh wants pay for performance to solve the ills of education, while President Obama thinks P4P will rescue health care. The ignorance is palpable.

Citizens should be concerned that corporate sponsors outweigh the public will.

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