This is an open question to any democrat, liberal or progressive that is willing to try and defend what is going on with the current federal government. When you see “deals” being made to get votes for a bill, is that ok to you? Is that a morally honest way to do business with in the federal government?
Now this is a question for anyone else that wants to chime in. When did it become ok for politicians to offer bribes in order to get the votes needed to pass a bill? I may disagree with the last version of the healthcare bill that was made available, but if the majority of senators or representatives in congress thought it was the consensus of their constitutes to vote for it, I would live with it. But when it takes special “deals” for a specific district or state in order to get that senator or representative to change their vote in favor of a bill, that is a BRIBE! And the last time I checked, bribery is still illegal.
Now, maybe I am wrong. Correct me. Don’t say that the Bush administration or some Republican controlled congress did the same thing, they may have but does that make it morally acceptable to you for the current administration and congress to offer bribes for votes?