I live (if you can call it living) in NY, on Long Island, and just read in today’s NY Post that my Congressman (Steve Israel) held an invitation-only “roundtable” meeting to discuss healthcare reform on Thursday night. I had called that very morning, to ask if he would be holding any meetings to discuss this topic, and I was told that none were scheduled as of that time. I guess they forgot to mention the secret, invitation-only event that was publicized only after it occurred. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. My senator has hung up on me, and now my Congressman is telling me bald-faced lies. So much for that “representation” thing I read about somewhere, once upon a time...
I think every single commentator I've heard in the media (not to mention the FReepers) has said that they've *never* seen anything like what's going on right now in the govt. The corruption, lies and this idea that we, the voters, are stupid is just overwhelming.
It makes everyone I know angry and I think just about the whole country is feeling the same way. Something *may* be about to change, even if it takes until 2010.
But it might happen sooner...this is going to be one long, hot summer as long as we can keep the pressure on and growing.
I am sure both sides were well represented. (/sarcasm)