Saturday, March 20, 2010

Healthcare

I'm not going to debate for or against the healthcare bill going into vote on Sunday but I did want to spew some thoughts on the politics surrounding it. I've heard more than one politician or pundit mention that while we hate the idea of it now things will change once its been passed.

You know where else I've heard that, from a parent, when I was about 10. My idea of the elected representative was a person vote and employed by me to represent me in a full time capacity allowing him or her to more educated in the processes of bill creation and general legislation.

They were never intended to become the voice they think we should have if "we knew better" or if we were just more educated. The current House has become arrogant and lost its public servant attitude and adopted a public parent attitude. It is not there place, nor there right to pass things the general public doesn't want under the pretense that we are just to ignorant to want whats best for us.

Frustration is rising, people don't like being told what to do in this condescending way. Right now the general public is being forced to accept a bill they do not want and feel that they are losing their representation in the House.

What is the job of a rep. in a democratic society? To vote for what the people want or what you think the people should want?

Things are getting silly, and this attitude is a much bigger problem than the actual bill.

1 comment:

Heidi Ashworth said...

The whole thing gives me a headache. But most things do these days.