Lynch Pen We need a fresh, new vision in government

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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The healthcare saga continues along with the seemingly endless stream of rhetoric. It appears that almost anyone who has an opinion on the subject can find some television camera person to share their views either pro or con. So many of the arguments either for or against any part of the proposed bills are valid it reminds me of the statement "there's a little truth in (almost ) every lie." The president made a very impressive speech before the joint members of Congress on Wednesday. At some points I couldn't help wondering if I was hearing desperation or frustration as it was apparent to anyone watching the speech on television that not all of the members of Congress are buying his proposal. Everyone, including the president, seems to agree that about 80 percent of the ideas presented are acceptable to the greater majority. Two things that are not part of that 80 percent apparently lie in the questions of a government option and tort reform to reduce frivolous law suits.

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