U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Middleton, praised the proposal’s impact on the federal deficit and insurance company abuses.
“I am also pleased that the bipartisan health summit on Thursday will be televised and out in the open where it belongs,” Feingold said in a statement. “After listening to the people of Wisconsin, it is clear that they want reform that creates competition and accountability for insurance companies and lowers costs for hardworking families and small businesses.”
Look, I know Feingold doesn’t need another adoring blogger to add to his chorus, but why don’t other Democrats get it like he does? You can be a liberal and stick to your policies AND speak the language of…wait for it…the American people. Just look at this statement –– he is showing a moral basis for his support as well as implicitly criticizing members from his party for being secretive AND showing sympathy for those who have shown up at town hall meetings and screamed at him. And last but not least, he mentioned the budget deficit! Why aren’t Democrats talking about that? The health care bill will reduce the deficit.