How long have we been debating H.R. 3200, health care reform? Now as we get down to the finish line, we will not be able to see the senate version three days before the crooks take their vote. How outrageous is this? A letter from an ORF reader to one of our senators:
September 21, 2009
Dear Senator Udall
I am really upset that the Senate Finance Committee voted to defeat an amendment that would post the Senate Health Care Bill online for 3 days prior to a vote. There is only one reason the Democrats would do this-to keep the American People from seeing it. Instead, they will post their "summary" of the bill. This is wrong.
I demand that you and Senator Bingaman post the bill on your own websites so that New Mexicans can read what it in the bill. This is a Representative Republic, that is the form of government we have. You have a duty of 100% transparency to those whom you represent. You cannot let the Democrats stop criticism of your bill.
I know you and Senator Bingaman will vote for the bill. You are a far-left liberal and so is Senator Bingaman, although you will both deny it, nonetheless, you are a liberal. You are supposed to have values of open, honest and transparent government. You should use your influence to get the Senate Bill posted on the internet so we can see what you are doing to us BEFORE you do it.
An Honest politician would be transparent. Crooked politicians hide behind selected "summaries".
The American people are smarter than you think.