Not Gonna Do It
Submitted By Todd on August 14th at 9:37pm
Congressman John Murtha says he doesn't expect a health care reform bill to be passed into law this year. Murtha's timeline differs from the one proposed by President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who have said it will get done this year.With the President having to reassure that he doesn't intend to put aging Americans to death to save money, it's hard to imagine that Congress won't try to slow things down - at least until the heat blows over.
"I don't know that we'll get something done before January, and even then we may not get it done. "We've said to the Speaker, to the leadership, let's not rush this thing. Let's do it right."Will they figure out that doing it right means not doing it at all? If polls continue this way, well, sure. A Marist poll released today confirms what we've been hearing.
A full 52% of independent voters, the critical voting bloc that propelled Obama to the White House last fall, gave the President’s handling of health care the thumbs down, while just 34% approve.