There are 430 people in this place and every one of them can think of ways the bill can be improved--and every one of them can think of things that they are dissatisfied with in the bill. But the legislative process is not about getting exactly what you want. It's about getting the best thing you can to resolve great public questions.
You have no choice. You have to go forward on this.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Anyone who called his or her Congressional rep and was told that the rep "doesn't like the Senate bill" will appreciate what John Dingell (who gavelled the passage of Medicare in 1965) told wavering Democrats: