Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ) wrote a health care primer for Pajamas. Read an excerpt here:
The president argues that we have come too far and we are too close to start a new, truly bipartisan health care bill from scratch. This bill will affect every American and every American born for generations to come. How can we say, in good conscience, that this doesn’t deserve every minute of debate, every rewrite, every committee hearing and every floor vote until it is something comprehensive, fiscally responsible and economically feasible for every American?
“You’ve given yourselves very little room to work in a bipartisan fashion because what you’ve been telling your constituents is, this guy is doing all kinds of crazy stuff that’s going to destroy America,” said President Obama at the GOP Congressional retreat in late January. This is an interesting point, however, it is backwards. Our constituents, the American people we represent, have been telling us, not the other way around, that the Administration’s policies are going to destroy America.