Monday, March 15, 2010

Millions Spent to Sway Democrats on Health Care

Surprisingly this NYT article about what is happening on both sides to sway Democrats is fair to both sides. It is good to see that those opposed to the bill are passionate, but it sounds like Representative Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania is falling for the "do nothing" scare and will vote for it as being better than nothing. Obviously, this is what Obama and Pelosi want him to think. There is a third option, that of a bi-partisan look at options that do not federalize 1/6th of the economy as in the Republican proposals. But Chicago scare tactics apparently are working on Rep. Altmire.

Excerpt of NYT article:
The yearlong legislative fight over health care is drawing to a frenzied close as a multimillion-dollar wave of advertising that rivals the ferocity of a presidential campaign takes aim at about 40 House Democrats whose votes will help determine the fate of President Obama’s top domestic priority.

“There is definitely more passion from people opposed to the bill,” said Representative Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania, whose offices have been inundated with protests and calls. “I have to decide between passing this bill or doing nothing at all. I need to do what’s best for my district.”

Millions Spent to Sway Democrats on Health Care

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