Thursday, October 28, 2010

Most Significant Legislation Ever…?

Appearing on the Daily Show last night, President Obama defended the health care law by claiming that “most people would say [it] is as significant a piece of legislation as we have seen in this country’s history.”

If that’s the case, and the health care law is the most significant bill ever enacted into law:

  • Why did the President feel the need to follow up that exchange with a promise to “continue to make progress?”
  • Why did the President previously claim the legislation was a “middle of the road bill?”
  • Why have Democrats in Congress refused to hold hearings on it?
  • Why do a plurality (48%) of voters intending to support Democrats in the midterm elections believe the law “won’t make much difference” to the economy, according to a Harvard survey cited in a New England Journal of Medicine article published yesterday?
  • Why are House Democrats running ads admitting they’ve “disappointed” voters on things like the health care measure?