With the President and congressional Democrats intending to use the upcoming White House health care summit to push a reconciled version of the bills which passed the House and Senate last November and December respectively, Republicans are crying foul, skeptical of the Administration’s sincerity.
Before going forward with this plan, Democrats should take a gander at a poll showing that an overwhelming majority of Americans think that Congress would do well to junk the current plans, believing they should start over:
In a brutal assessment of the Democratically authored healthcare reform bills pending in Congress and the party’s approach to healthcare, more than half of the respondents to a new Zogby International-University of Texas Health Science Center poll said that lawmakers should start from scratch.
Of the more than 2,500 people surveyed from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 57 percent agreed with a statement that Congress should start over — which is exactly what Republicans are demanding and what President Barack Obama insists he will not do.
I guess he just hasn’t gotten the message from polls showing increasing opposition to his plan and elections putting Republicans in office, even in normally Democratic jurisdictions.
It seems that, unlike Bill Clinton, this Democratic chief executive is bound and determined to pursue his liberal agenda, no matter what the cost.