December 22, 2009 | Filed Under Editorial Cartoons
10 Responses to “Health Care Vote”
Both parties have been guilty of this behavior for years. It’s not going to change until term limits are in place for both houses of Congress and seniority is a thing of the past.
Not sure why term limits are going to help—people can be just as ornery and shortsighted when they are newbies–probably more so. If Teddy Kennedy were alive, we’d have a better health care bill and it would be passed….
Shame on every one of them!
Not sure why term limits are going to help?
Well, it would certainly give our congresspeople a sense of urgency. And it would turn their focus from getting re-elected to doing the right thing. And it would curb lobbying influence a smidge.
You might lose out on that long time-serving congressman you love, but there are plenty of Americans out there who could do a good job if they got the chance.
I agree. If Ted Kennedy were still alive we would have a better health care bill and it would pass with support from both sides. While he was a long termer, he did try to work with both sides to do what was best for as many Americans as possible. (He’s not the only one I’m sure, but most in Washington are more focused on being re-elected rather than the job itself.)
Merry Christmas Robert Ariail. Wishing you and yours a good one.
I sure hope any health care bill Ted Kennedy would have come up with would have been better than the one he came up with for Mary Jo Kopechne.
Nice to see that Washington, DC is full of selfish congresspeople who would rather answer the question, “what’s in it that’s good for me”, as opposed to statesmen who would ask “what’s in it that’s good for the country?”
Ted Kennedy, Ted Kennedy… he’s now getting bitch slapped by Mary Jo Kopechne. Maybe not, she’s in heaven and Theodore more than likely isn’t. Burn Teddy Burn!!!
As far as term limits go, the only effect I’ve ever noticed is that they make politicians spend more time raising funds to run for a different office when they reach the limit than paying attention to doing the job of the office they are already in.
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