Thursday, February 4, 2010

Democrats Keep Playing “Let’s Make a Deal”

You may have seen this story from this morning’s Politico about how Democrats are still scrambling to keep their back-room deals negotiated in secret meetings over the past several months.  In fact, Sen. Landrieu is reportedly going down to the Senate floor this afternoon to advertise her support for the $300 million “Louisiana Purchase.”

Despite promises of more legislative openness, Democrats continue to huddle behind closed doors in an attempt to resurrect their government takeover of health care – and HHS Secretary Sebelius said she could not guarantee a more transparent process going forward.  Democratic Senators have acted in a similar manner, admitting that at their retreat yesterday, they withheld their candid health care conversations until AFTER the cameras disappeared.  Are these back-room deals for special interests the reason why?