Right now the “professional” Republicans chortle that the Democrats will lose their majority if they pass healthcare. They might as well just shout out “we love our party more than the country”. I hear it that way anyway. And I hate it when “pundits” say that some Democrat that believes the health care bill is good will vote against it out of career fear. Your job isn’t worth something bad for the country – got it!
Healthcare passed because the Democrats need to pass “something” will still be law. I’m more interested in Republicans, or Democrats, that oppose it and promise to kill it later if it passes.
I’m more interested in candidates and elected representatives that represent themselves honestly, and if elected represent the entire country, not just the unions that give them some money, or even their district or state.
I’m happy to do something that hurts Utah a bit but is good for the country. An example would be handling radioactive waste here. We have the right type of places to do it, it needs to be done, so as long as it is done safely, bring it on. That is the attitude ALL of our “representatives” need to have, not the “whats good for me, and then whats good for who voted for me, then what can I claim is good for my district” that too many have now.
Those who value the current system must think there aren’t 400 some odd other politicians, possibly more powerful, looking to hose other districts. And it changes.
A better route would be to send candidates there to represent us on the nations business, not represent us at the feast.