Losers in Congress (yes, I'm getting impatient) can't get past their own petty bickering to come up with a decent health care bill. The republicans have essentially sent their trolls out to do their dirty work--finding communist art on buildings and such-- and the democrats have been blaming the Obama administration for not being clear enough.
As I've said before, how much more clearer does he need to be? He laid out the guiding principles and there are a couple of websites devoted just to health care, but the folks in Congress are too wimpy to go out on a limb.
The whole health care debate, if that's what you want to call it, is all about the left vs. the right -- a big fat power struggle. The left has held up the public option as the saving grace and it's all or nothing and the right just keeps talking stupid.
There isn't room for solutions for the American people. Wouldn't it be funny, and wonderful, actually, if the White House drafted its own legislation and then tied it up in a neat little bow and put it on a silver platter and handed it off to the geniuses in Congress? CNN says that's what they may be doing. Obama hadn't originally slated an extra week of vacation time, so something could be cooking. Oh, let it be true. (Chuck Todd says CNN's wrong)
CNN has learned that the White House is quietly talking about drafting formal health care legislation after allowing Congress to work on its own for months.
Multiple sources close to the process told CNN Friday that while the plan is uncertain, they are preparing for the possibility they could deliver their own legislation to Capitol Hill sometime after the President Barack Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress Wednesday, with one source calling the possibility of new legislation a "contingency" approach if efforts by Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus to craft a deal fall through.
The White House emphasized Friday that no formal bill has yet been written. "The President has been reviewing all of the various legislative proposals, but no decision has been made about whether formal legislation will be presented," said Deputy Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer. CNN