Good news is lawmakers are converging on a health care bill. Bad news is they seem to have completely forgotten why we need a health care bill to begin with. Let's review, shall we? Health care costs are going up. They are going up so fast that if the present trend continues the country will be bankrupt in a few years. So we need health care reform to bring costs down so the country doesn't go broke. Doesn't seem too hard to understand, right? And yet Congress seems ready to pass a health care bill that will make costs go up, not down.
I am at an utter loss to find an adjective that is up to the task of describing this situation. "Incompetent" just doesn't begin to do it justice. How could someone as smart as Barack Obama have let this situation spin so wildly out of control?