Infrastructure and taxes top the President’s agenda this week , but let’s not forget health care. President Obama signed the legislation to expand government control, regulation and subsidies of U.S. health care services on March 23. How’s it going, politically at least?
Washington (CNN) – House Democrats who voted against one of the Obama administration’s signature policy initiatives – health care reform – are now cashing in on their no votes by using campaign ads to highlight their opposition to the legislation.
Politico, “Democrats run away from health care”:
[Party] officials in Washington can’t identify a single House member who’s running an ad boasting of a “yes” vote — despite the fact that 219 House Democrats voted in favor of final passage in March.”
Michael Barone, Washington Examiner, “Sinking with Obama, Democrats plan political triage”:
They jammed the Senate version of their health care bill through the House in March, in the face of the clear opposition signaled by the voters of Massachusetts as well as every public opinion poll. I can’t think of a more unpopular major measure passed by Congress since the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.
But Mike, if they had the health care law back in 1854, John Brown’s body today would not lie a molderin’ in his grave.