Representation by "honorable" members
"On Face the Nation today, you lamented/wailed/whined about taxes being raised in the Health Care Reform Bill; other times - constantly - you wail about the deficit and how Democratic bills increase the deficit. So, which is it - you want deficit reduction or political points?"
I wonder if the frustration level inherent in our hypocritical politics is greater than in other alleged democracies.
Recently, the World Health Organization ranked quality of health care per country - the U.S. ranked 37th. Now, people can argue about whether a country is 37th or 33rd or even, say, 28th. But you can't reasonably (take note, Republicans) argue that a country that is ranked 37th is really 1st; but Repubs continually spout that the U.S. "has the greatest health care system in the world." So, what do we want - really good, comprehensive health care or not? If tax increases are part of the package, do we want to cut/eliminate the deficit or do we want to wail and whine about taxes?