The House of Representatives passed their version of the health care reform bill last night. Thank goodness that a majority of the thugs and looters controlling our government have prevailed in a free and democratic society.
The vote was 220 to 215, with 218 required for a majority. The 220 means 50.57471% were for and 215 means 49.42529% were against. You have to draw the line somewhere!
With such a clear and obvious mandate reflecting the will of the people we can now shift focus to the Senate where we can only "hope for change" that the current travesty disguised as reform will be defeated.
I find it noteworthy that 39 House Democrats voted against the bill and ONE Republican voted for it. That was Joseph Cao, R-LA.
In August Cao voted against health care reform and expressed the thought that it would be the end of his career to do so. In an article, http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0809/25770.html, he stated:
"I know that voting against the health care bill will probably be the death of my political career,"… "but I have to live with myself, and I always reflect on the phrase of the New Testament, "How does it profit a man’s life to gain the world but lose his soul?" "
It’s good he is a man of his word and devoted to his religion. (Not.)