Originally Posted by Donkey®
What you and others don't seem to remember is that I said I did have issues with this law...my issues were different than yours...but I still had issues. It wasn't exactly what I wanted but it was SOMETHING...and it was a STEP in the right direction in my opinion.
Right, I believed you said it didn't go far enough. Great. But that doesn't explain why you continue to defend the screw-up. Personally I could care less if these CEOs got an apology. They are public figures who mean nothing to me personally. But the Democrats did behave inappropriately and they were in the wrong. It also exemplifies there were many issues with the passing of this bill. Democrats were either wholly convinced that this would decrease insurance premiums or they were trying to deceive the public. Either way, it was wrong and the bill was passed on false pretenses. On top of that, the private sector does not need to be attacked and threatened by bully politicians who don't know what they're talking about.
The only way this bill passed was because Democrats claimed it would be good for the economy and it would lower the cost of healthcare premiums. Both statements have been proven false. Democrats at the time were either honestly mislead or voted under the guise of the lies for political protection. Either way their actions were wrong and they should not take it out on the private sector or private citizens. It was their screw up, not the CEOs of these companies. The CEOs acted responsibly in the aftermath of the passage of this bill. The Democrats did not.