It is not to unusual to see public votes, say for casino’s or the like to often hit numbers that approach 50-50. Something that happens when you ask a mixed and mostly uninformed citizenry to vote. Rule: The failure of participants to be truly informed on an issue up for vote, will often have the effect of said issue not passing. That’s just the way of things….
Just look at today’s Congress, including both the House and the Senate. Its constituency has evolved into roughly two groups that oppose each other on most every idea or concept. Bills that come before either house can only pass if each is transformed into sort of a ‘meat wagon’ (aka added pork). Such that by the time it ever does get passed, the original intent and benefits to be enjoyed, had become buried by the addition of spurious issues that end up serving only the special interests of a few. (I look at ObamaCare as a prime example of a bill that could have been written on just a few pages, but which ultimately became thousands of pages in length. A document so convoluted and steeped in regulations, that it has become almost impossible for clinics, hospitals and care centers to swallow. A bill that had great intentions, now subjugated to infamy when put to actual use.
So, it is with a sad heart that I can guarantee that not only will any and all healthcare initiatives fail, but that most all new bills coming forward, (via the Republicans) are also doomed. (Just think about it. How many truly meaningful bills have passed in recent decades). When one side is in power, the other side blocks. Forget about the possible benefits to the general public. That’s no longer what’s important! The end result is that a great Republic is hobbled and is now oftentimes only moving forward by Executive Action – the stroke of the President’s pen. And, what little legislation that is passed by Congress, is mostly so full of garbage that it’s a complete joke. Is it any wonder that the approval rating of Congress stands at 15% and is dropping more every day?
The bottom line. Healthcare repeal – forget about it. Immigration reform – no way hose. Tax reform – ain’t gonna happen. What is sure to happen will be increasing chaos. A situation greatly exacerbated by forces that would like to see us fall….