after he sent me more spam, telling me almost tearfully how he struggled so with the vote to pass the health care legislation, calling himself 'the last man standing.' The American flag waves in the background of the banner, proclaiming him 'America's most courageous congressman,' and he may be, which shows how sad and shabby our Congress really is.
I honor your process of thinking, but be that as it may, the bill still smacks loudly of providing far too little of merit, and is so obviously pandering to the insurance and pharmaceutical industries; with the end result being that neither you, nor we the people, were given a decent choice; and this is precisely where the political system is and has been for such a long time, perhaps generations; leaving many of us wondering yet again when the last moment was when our Congress actually represented the people... rather than the banksters and corporate interests. And now, on top of it all, those of us who live really healthy lifestyles are mandated by law to subsidize this new system that is crippled to begin with and continues to promote sickness and disease as our model of national health care...
Once again - after all the rhetoric, and your vote - we are left with more legislation that does not serve us. Furthermore, once again the Congress has passed a bill that violates the 10th Amendment.
Sometimes taking the position of getting something done, anything... just to do it, is still just acquiescing and reconciling to the lesser evil, which in this case is still the larger evil repackaged into a form to fit the bill. That you struggled with the decision is laudable, for at least you had enough of a conscience to stand fast for a while, before you caved. This legislation may be historic, and it may define the Obama presidency, but it does not serve the people; and as you may recall somewhere in the fine print, that is why you were sent to Washington, along with the rest of the piranhas and sycophants who make up the Congress of the United States of America.
Is it any wonder why the people are losing faith in their government? Is it any wonder why we think you serve the banks and giant corporations? Almost isn't good enough, Mr. Kucinich, and this wasn't even close to almost. Having a vision and talking about it doesn't cut it either. You guys will talk us to death someday. In the meantime, we'd like to live happy, healthy, productive lives in the land of the free and the home of the brave, which is a place we've heard about, but don't witness anymore. The independent man is now an enemy of the state. So now that you've done your job, Dennis, what are we to do...? We are left to fend with your legislation and this historic moment that defines America...! You can all go home to your gated mansions and say you did your best for us; but you didn't. You never do. Congress should stay at home, where they will do less damage to the American dream; for not until you awaken to the job you were sworn to do will you ever truly serve us.
W. Bruce Wright