Of course, there is the bigger problem which is the erosion of individual liberty and insertion of government control over people's lives. The arrogance that causes members of Congress to believe they have the authority to dominate the people in such a fundamental way much be challenged if we are too continue as a free country. This elitism came through in the comments of Texas Congressman Gene Green:
U.S. Rep. Gene Green, a Democrat who represents a blue-collar area from Baytown to Denver Harbor east of Houston, has held four meetings on the health care plan and received mixed reviews.
“There seems to be an organized Republican effort to have people come to a Democrat's town meeting and dominate the discussions,” Green said. “Some have admitted they don't live in my area. This has never happened to me before."
My understanding has always been that a congressman is sent to the House to
represent the constituents of his district, NOT his political party. Gene Green
inadvertently exposed the ugly truth. He represents the Democrat party only.
Gene Green and the rest of the Liberal-Leftist-Progressive-Socialist-Democrat party needs to understand that holding a majority does not mean the government or the country belongs to them. Town hall meetings are an opportunity for ALL citizens to express their pleasure or displeasure with the state of things. It is ironic that Green is angry that people from outside his district are attending his town meetings. He doesn't believe he should have to listen to them, yet he wants to impose government-controlled health care on those people. They should just take it and shut up.
The public reaction to socialized medicine has brought out the REAL modern Democrat party. They are a collection of angry Leftists who seek to impose a socialist regime on America. If Real American opposes their fascist tendencies, they are instructed to punch back even harder by Herr Obama. They plan to intimidate and obfuscate. Don't let the vile Left scare you. Real America needs to stand up and be counted in this fight for freedom.