The Democrats’ desperate effort to enact a health care bill–any health care bill!–flies in the face of a growing consensus of the American people that the existing proposals are half-baked and that Congress should abandon the issue for now. The current Rasmussen survey finds that the percentage of voters who believe that passing the Democrats’ plan will be better than doing nothing has shrunk to 34, while a strong majority, 57 percent, say that it would be better to do nothing.
This sentiment is driven largely by the fact that by 54 percent to 25 percent, Americans believe they will be worse off under the Democrats’ plan.
So we are witnessing a remarkable spectacle: the Democrats are rushing to enact a bill, the contents of which are still a mystery, basically so that they can say they passed something, even as the American people have figured out what is going on and want Congress to stand down.
Republican Senate sources now say that the key cloture vote on health care may come in the middle of the night on Sunday/Monday. So if you’re planning on calling your Senator, or any of the Senators who reportedly are wavering, now is the time.
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