Friday Ramblings with Robert
Childers Had No Choice
Travis Childers finally jumped off the fence yesterday and decided he would vote no on the impending health care vote. In all honesty he had no other option if he plans on trying to return to his office after the November elections. It would have been political suicide in his district to vote yes on the legislation. The thing that bothers me is that it seems like a shallow no considering how long it took for him to make his actual decision. It’s almost as if it is a forced decision that he is making only to play to the crowd back home. You have to give him credit though for actually standing against his party on such a critical vote no matter what his intentions may be behind the decision.
Topic Of The Day: Health Care
You can debate the health care issue until you turn blue in the face nitpicking over certain things in the bill. The real scary thing about this whole situation is nobody really knows if this will actually work and what if it doesn’t? We have already seen a failed stimulus from this administration that will cost taxpayers for decades to come and we have nothing to show for it. People are still unemployed and companies are still laying people off and record numbers of people are sitting at home with no job. Now we are on the verge of having our leaders in Washington strap another one on us and nobody really knows how this whole thing will work. I do not believe the people who are running this country are readily prepared to handle the situation should it not go as planned on paper. You can write it all out and it may sound good, but you never can truly be prepared for what happens if one small thing throws the whole thing into a catastrophic mess. It is surely something to think about.