"Health care is complex," wrote House No. 1 and No. 2 Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer in an op-ed piece in today's USA Today. "It touches every American life. It drives our economy. People must me allowed to learn the facts."
The people, Madame Speaker, already know the facts. Unlike the members of your Congress, the American people have read the bill, and know the ramifications. Unlike the members of your Congress, the American people understand the natural force which is the free market, and they know what will happen -- that, while public and private options for health insurance may exist temporarily, private insurers will never be able to compete with a federal government that prints its own money and sets its own rules. Costs will go up for private insurance, and employers from coast to coast will soon find it more cost-effective to pay a fee and deny private insurance for employees, forcing them to enroll in the public option.
The people, Nancy, have read your thousand-page health care bill. And when their elected representatives reluctantly return to their district for recess and town hall meetings, they have questions. About the facts. And when those questions are answered with the same sort of lies, misrepresentations and misdirection peddled each and every day from Capitol Hill--and not to mention in your USA Today piece--they understandably get angry. Read the rest at the link below.