"We proved that this government — a government of the people and by the people — still works for the people."Huh? Even though the majority of Americans didn't want this bill (they wanted something not so intrusive), Obama still has the gall to stand up in font of his teleprompters and lie -- as usual.
I thought it would be interesting to read the reaction of the SFGate readers, from Pelosi's home turf. About 2 to 1 against:
Like all other social 'reform' packages of the past 30 years, it too will contribute to bankrupting the United States. Dems had better pass as many bills as possible in the next 8 months, for their majority will likely be gone. I'm embarrassed to say I voted for Obama.The fight isn't over by a long shot. And pretty much ignored, the goverment just took over student loans. Next up: immigration and energy.
and to prove how good this is, members of the senate and congress should give up their current healthcare and use this one.
Get ready for more Socialism. It will be paid for with a 75% tax rate and a crushing corporate tax rate. The only ones to benefit will be those who don't work and don't contribute. The rest of us will be forced to feed, house, cloth, treat and coddle all those parasites who feed off the system.
Welcome to Pelosicare ... and the hoards of new dependents who are now part of your responsibilities. Open wide - your wallet because if you work for a living, you are now paying for their health care. Thanks for your contribution (in taxes and higher insurance premiums) to the hope and change for others. If you had any wealth, it just got spread around to others - as Obama promised it would.