Call me brazen for even suggesting that I know better than anyone else how to do politics–but that’s what blogs are for. While this blog usually focuses on science fiction and fantasy writing, it has, on occasion, gone off the cuff.
I have a way to pass Healthcare legislation.
If a Representative or Senator votes against the Healthcare legislation and it passes, those districts they represent do not benefit from that Healthcare. Let them OPT OUT their district and see how long it takes for folks to MOVE from that district, or elect someone else to represent them.
It’s been proven that Republicans are only after ousting President Obama and the Democrats from power. They no longer care about policy. If you don’t believe me, watch this clip from MSNBC where Rachel Maddow proves that the Republicans are trashing the Stimulus bill and voting against it, while accepting the money generated from it and taking credit for it.
With Healthcare, I think their constituents should pay the price of their vote. If they vote against Healthcare, they don’t get it. No one in their district will get it. Let’s see how long it takes for people to say—“Oh, I SHOULD HAVE HAD this Healthcare that these other people are enjoying. But my STUPID REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE voted against it. He’s outta there!!”
In fact, why not make it a place by place vote—skip trying to “make it pass” through votes. Tell anyone who votes for it, that they can have it. If it’s so bad, it will fail. But if it’s good, then people will scream if they DON’T get it.