These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.Yes, health care is complex, yes it is a primary driver of our economy, so why in the heck is Congress considering a, more or less, one size fits all solution? If the bill is over 1,000 pages in length, can one Congressman or any one committee tell his/her constituents what is in the bill? How about that fact? How about telling America what the words in the bill mean? How about specifics?
Health care is complex. It touches every American life. It drives our economy. People must be allowed to learn the facts.
Americans are concerned, rightfully so, about the future of their health care. Are they angry? You bet, and when Members of Congress don't address their fears or try to address those fears with generalized principles and talking points, it does not diminish the anger, it only increases the anger. Adding to the anger is the notion that Congress and the Obama Administration are hiding something--or are too idealistic to understand the true nature of the problem.