Posted by (+9958) 11 years ago
What we disagree about less important than how we disagree
Yeah, what we should really be talking about in the News, Politics, and Issues forum is Gay Marriage and some church in New York. That's what really matters.
Or the filibuster needs ending.
And then the Democrats will fix everything. I wish I had your faith
Levi, you lost me on the whole health care thing. I don't really want to debate it either, but this idea that if we can just get smart enough people together, we can design solutions for every problem is antithetical to conservative thinking.
No, then our government will function better, whether the R's are in power, or the D's.
What I do think though, is that even if we could sit here on MC.com and design the perfect Utopian health care system, it wouldn't matter because our bought out congress would never pass it unless the insurance companies signed off on it, and that goes for both the R's and the D's. The fundamental problem that keeps the others from being solved is that the system is corrupt, and the people are so divided that they would rather "win" and make no progress than compromise.
Republicans are the "party of no" because it's politically expedient for them. The parties have so effectively demonized one another with their respective bases that we would rather send our guy to "fight" the evil bad guys than compromise with them. It's handy to blame them for the fact that the Dems haven't accomplished much, but the fact is that the Dems have a strong majority and a sympathetic president. They don't need the republicans, yet they still won't pass something like a public option, not because of a need for "bipartisanship", but because their insurance company overlords don't want it. It's as simple as that.
My overall sense here was that you're frustrated that really good solutions to problems just can't get passed because of corrupt politicians.
Repealing the 17th amendment
Well good luck with that.
I guess that's why this thread is about what we disagree about. Taking power away from the feds will be hard. And ugly. I believe it's the only real fix there is, though.