Thursday, September 10, 2009

The cost of doing nothing

There were a number of great moments during President Obama's health care speech last night before a joint session of Congress, but, to me, this was the most important words he spoke:

"Everyone in this room knows what will happen if we do nothing. Our deficit will grow. More families will go bankrupt. More businesses will close. More Americans will lose their coverage when they are sick and need it most. And more will die as a result. We know these things to be true."

That is simply too high a price to pay and, for the life of me, I can't understand how anyone can look themselves in the mirror --can live with themselves -- and say they oppose any plan to make sure those things don't happen.

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