As you know, Scott Brown, a Republican, defeated the Democratic candidate to fill Sen. Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat, a stunning reversal of Massachusetts trends of the last 50 years, for a seat that the Dems thought they couldn’t lose.
While there is certain to be a lot of political fallout and spin doctors massaging the message, it’s hard to argue that the health care reform razzle-dazzle isn’t part of it. As I’ve said before, I doubt that there’s a single American, let alone a U.S. Senator, who could even tell you, clearly and plainly, what the bill looks like today.
You can find other articles in Sword Tips discussing some of these provisions, and the lack of cost-saving provisions. I think what Americans resent is the enormous resources devoted to an omnibus bill of gargantuan proportions, unread by virtually all, that has jumped ahead of job creation and economic stability for so many Americans. I think the current Administration has been plagued by trying to do too much and taking their eye off the ball with respect to the economic stimulus necessary for job growth. Without that, Americans aren’t going to be comfortable with much of anything and certainly not something that threatens to cobble up the health care of those currently covered at an enormous cost that is barely estimable.
Alas, another reminder. Sharpen your focus on “what’s now” … the most important issue … if you want people to pay attention to “what’s next”.