Instead of celebrating the phony health-care-reform bill barely passed by the U.S. Senate Sunday night, United States President Barack Obama should have folded his hand a week ago – when Independent (so-called) Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman announced he would oppose any bill that included a public option.
Without a public option – at a minimum – the so-called health-care reform now headed America’s way is not worth the 1,500 pages it was written on. In fact, it’s a worthless sham.
When Lieberman made his final position clear, Obama should have vetoed any more concessions and let the bill – as it was then – go to a vote of the full senate.
He should have let the bill fail and pointed the finger very firmly at all the actors who played a role in denying 46 million Americans access to health care.
Obama could then have made true health-care reform – including at least a real public option – his mission for the 2010 mid-term elections. read more »