While half of Americans want some kind of health reform in the next two years, nearly 40 percent say it would be a good thing if the legislation proposed by the Democrats and President Barack Obama never materializes. And one-quarter aren't sure if health reform would be good or bad for the country, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds.Reform could have started a year ago with a few simple changes (interstate purchasing, tort reform, etc.), but nooooo, the liberals wanted to make a massive power grab because they misinterpreted the election as a mandate for free-wheeling corruption and power. They forgot that, thanks to journalists epically failing at their job of reporting, the American people had to take Obama at his word when he said he was going to listen to everyone, be "bi-partisan", and make nice.
"Essentially what they're saying is we want reform but we don't trust or like what we're seeing now," said Humphrey Taylor, chairman of The Harris Poll, a service of Harris Interactive.
While reforming health care is still important for many Americans, the most pressing issue is fixing the troubled economy, the poll found.
When asked to pick two top priorities for the President and Congress, about 8 out of 10 of respondents, regardless of their political persuasion, picked reducing unemployment and creating new jobs as a top priority over the next few months. Among Democrats, health reform came next (59 percent), while among Republicans preventing a terrorist attack in the United States (64 percent) took second place.
Stinkin' lying politicians, lazy, enraptured journalists, and one year later, the American people are angry, very angry. We can forgive a lot but not being lied to and demeans. Americans are smart, savvy people. We are friendly and trusting but that does not make us stupid. Pols and journos better wise up and start doing their jobs honestly and fairly or they are going to be joining the unemployed ranks sooner rather than later.