Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Health Care Legislation Killing the Dem Majority, One-by-One

Sen. Ben "Sell Out" Nelson of Nebraska is feeling the heat from his constituents.

He currently has a 55 percent disapproval rating (with the health care legislation at 64% disapproval) in his own state. Also, in a potential 2012 matchup against current Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, he would lose 61-30. Ouch. Nelson is going to air a commerical during tonight's Holiday Bowl game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Kansas Jayhawks. Good luck convincing voters you didn't sell out in 30 seconds, Senator.

With Jim Webb and Mark Warner also seeing their approval ratings plummet within the past year, it seems that that this health care "reform" debacle is not reaping any kind of dividends for the Democrats.

Maybe it's time they actually listen to the public.


Ron Mexico said...

That is one of the funniest things I ever heard..An elective offical listed to the voters.

How dare you make such a statment. This years election could be intresting if this ever gets out of committee.

Phil Chroniger said...

I know...politicians actually representing those they represent...a fascinating concept, though foreign to many of our current elected officials.

Spock said...

It's really a shame because we all would live much better lives not having to worry about $100,000 hospital bills.

Ron Mexico said...

I have a simple Idea...Let's making an across the board rule for insurance company to be able to offer in every state.

That way there will be an influx of competition...And if any one knows what competition does to the price please raise your hands...Ok for the socialist this would be a basic thought of Adam Smith’s idea of Capitalism. High price should bring competition and competition should drive the prices down to an equilibrium point. However, because there are so many ridicules rules that states set for insurance company to be able to offer insurance many pass certain area. An example would be West VA that only has a one or two companies that can issue insurance.

Now I agree there are other issues but I have another Idea since the government has to have it fat hand in everything. Pay for aspire doctors schooling in exchange they are required to work so many hours in a free hospital/clinic for so may year to pay it back. This would give more access to health care to people that can't afford it and bring addition doctors to practice...again capitalism the very basis of our economy...but it is my just my theory.

Ron Mexico said...

Another thought...
Why not have the government run its own insurance company to compete. I mean insurance company make money hand over fist. The Government insurance company profit would be enough to pay off the deficit in a few years.

Phil Chroniger said... know the Government couldn't make a profit off of anything it ran.

Ron Mexico said...

There is that is the problem... then they need to remove theirselves form something they can't do.

Going back to my orgainal idea they should promote capitalism and let the free market do its job.

Beside people can't adapt a get what they need go away...sound like Darwism

Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Kansas Jayhawks, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.