September 16, 2009 1:03pm CST
6 Members of Congress are given the opportunity to rewrite a Medical Reform bill. 3 Democrats, 3 Republicans. What emerges is a bill written by 1 Democrat... a bill that the author is worried won't be accepted even by enough of his fellow democrats to make a difference. Once again, the word "bipartisan" is given lip service by Democrats... through lying lips.
• United States
16 Sep 09
Tell me honestly when either side honestly means the word "bipartsianship". When the republicans were in charge it was "my way or the highway". They crammed the party agenda down our throats. Now the dems are in charge and they are "its my way or the highway" and they cram their agenda down our throats. To each party there is NO MIDDLE GROUND. It is all or nothing. Which means the general population of this country is not best served. Most people in this country (that aren't party creatures) can use common sense and compromise to get things done. We can come together and work out deals that all can live with. But up there in washington both of those things are thrown away. And they use all the "scandels" and a big show to keep the population in a frenzy. They force people to take sides. When it fact both sides are wrong. They get people to defend them tooth and nail. I often wonder if those poeple really realize what they are defending? So why should we "pick" a side? Neither one has it right. Not even close to right. Both are acting like dicators. This country was not founded on or stand for dicatorships. The republicans want total control, the democrats want total control. Both want to tear down the other. And the american public has taken the bait and is joining in on the game. Picking a side and defending it no matter what, taking great glee in tearing down the other. Divide and concer. And it is working. Most people are too busy defending their side to see the big picture. I don't understand why the american population has not come to a very sad and somewhat scarey fact. Neither side as far as our elected officials are good for us. They are all about the "party" and power. Not about the people. Not about being public servants. NOt about doing what is right. They don't even care about this country. They will sell it out and tear it down in a heart beat if it puts more money and power into their pockets. It is all about getting money from lobbyists, getting power, and keeping power.It is all about "them" and what they can get for them and the elected members of their party. THey don't even really care about the general population that may be in their party. Except to use them as a weapon against the other side. There is nothing "fair or balanced" about our government. Has not been for a while now. To say I have lost faith in my government would be an understatement. It is hard, heart breaking reality. But I can not turn away from the fact. They are failing us. They are responsible for the situation we are in today. ANd they are not going to fix it to the best advantage of the average american citizen. They will fix it their best advantage. If we sit back and let this continue then they will take it all. It will just be a matter of which side (republican or democrat) that takes it. The inmates are running the asylum. We the people are suppost to be the boss. It is suppost to be "for the people, by the poeple, of the people. Can you honestly say these poeple no matter what party honestly and accurately represent we the people? What are people fighting so hard to defend? A bunch of crooks that don't give a dang about them. Who pay them lip serve as they fill their pockets and tear down this country. ok I got completely off topic. I am sorry. I having one of those days when I look at our government and wonder how the heck we ( the general public) let it get this bad. why did so many people put blind faith in them? Why we tolerate what is happening and what it has become.
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
16 Sep 09
True, but not completely. The Democrats in Congress were actually pretty good at keeping Bush from getting his way on most things. Even things that got passed were eventually watered down by Democrats later. But yes, both parties usually don't mean bipartisanship when they say the word. The thing is here though, Sen. Max Baucus keeps saying this is a bipartisan bill, but he was the only one who had anything to do with it. Niether the republicans or the other democrats on the "gang of 6" panel have signed on to it.