update – Obama and Democrats did officially decide to hold the final healthcare negotiations behind closed doors.
So the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats continue to hold secret talks about the healthcare plans. If “the people” want this so bad, why does it need to be kept secret from us? Or is it one of those “we know what you need better than you do so we will do this against your will for your own good” situations?
According to The Washington Times, so far Congressional Democrats have
- passed the House version of the healthcare bill on a Saturday night
- held Senate vote on the bill at 1 am in the morning
- forced the passage of the bill on Christmas Eve
- prevented discussion in the House on any amendments to the bill (except the ones they added) and allowed 24 hours for study of the full text of the bill