Even the Progressive Left Wing Knows that the Health Care Bill Stinks
If you listen to the Democrats, you would think that they were fighting on the side of the American people.
And against the health insurance companies.
Or as Howard Dean put it last week:
"This is a vote about one thing: Are you for the insurance companies or are you for the American people?"
President Obama said that he and the Democrats had pushed back against the "special interests."
In fact, the bill that was passed by the House Sunday night was a result of a deal President Obama and the Democrats cut last year with the pharmaceutical industry.
And it was written with the help of former insurance industry lobbyists.
Or as the Washington Post's E.J. Dionne put it - the Democrats are fighting for a Republican health plan.
Last year, former CIGNA executive turned whistleblower Wendell Potter called the bill "a joke" and "an absolute gift to the insurance industry."
Dr. Margaret Flowers of Physicians for a National Health Program called the bill "a step backwards."
"This bill further enriches the industries that are the problem," Dr. Flowers said.
Chris Hedges put it this way:
"This bill is not about fiscal responsibility or the common good."
"The bill is about increasing corporate profit at taxpayer expense," Hedges wrote.
"It lavishes hundreds of billions in government subsidies on insurance and drug companies."
"The some 3,000 (corporate) lobbyists in Washington, whose dirty little hands are all over the bill, have once more betrayed the American people for money."
Just so you know.