The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, said Tuesday night that he and a group of 10 Democratic senators had reached “a broad agreement” to resolve a dispute over a proposed government-run health insurance plan, which has posed the biggest obstacle to passage of sweeping health care legislation.
I don't trust him or what he says one bit. This is a move to make the American public think that they've gotten their way.
Mr. Reid refused to provide details. Other senators said the tentative agreement would sideline but not kill the “public option” championed by President Obama and liberal Democrats in Congress.
We may need genuine reform in the health care system, but back room deals and arm twisting and outright deception with a political endgame in mind is not how it should be done. But then, this isn't really about health care at all, is it?