Patricia Harris rails against politicians of all stripes, beholden to special interests and dismissive of legitimate concerns by their own constituents (“United against our poor health care in the States,” Aug. 1).
“The current health care bill, the stimulus, omnibus cap and trade bills,” she writes, “are all imbued with an ‘urgency of passage’ that appears designed to deny debate and discourage transparency.”
Likewise, there seems to be a mad rush for “comprehensive immigration reform” — read: amnesty — for an estimated 12 million to 20 million illegal immigrants in the United States. Nevermind that California taxpayers reportedly spend $10 billion a year on education, housing and medical care for illegal immigrants, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform. And that’s just one state.