IN THE RING: Should health care reform opponents focus on repealing the bill, or move on to other pressing issues?
Each week the Keizertimes asks community leaders a question about current events. To see more of this week’s answers or answers to past questions log onto www.keizertimes.com and click on In the Ring. This week’s question: Should health care reform opponents focus on repealing the bill, or move on to other pressing issues? Art Bobrowitz, Compass Rose Consulting: “The major problem I see is more than repealing the bill is how will we pay for it? This legislation will probably wind up in the court system. States are already lining up with litigation. “The majority of the funding for this bill will come from borrowed money and future generations. This bill has the potential to bankrupt this country. Moving on to any other issues would be senseless. We are being told to start paying on a piece of legislation whose benefits will kick in four years from now. If you like this idea then you wouldn’t mind buying your next car on a four-year twenty-seven hundred page contract. The purchase price will be increasing along the way but you don’t get to pick up your new car until 2014. Surely everyone would like a deal like that.” Dennis Koho, attorney, former Keizer mayor: “Move on – anything else is merely political posturing. Opponents of the bill just lost. Can they seriously think we believe they now have the votes...Read More