May 07, 2010 MSNBC Dylan Ratigan
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I attended a town hall meeting in Greenville today. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) was the speaker. The subject of this particular meeting was health care and particularly President Obama’s plan. I expected to hear my Senator’s views and some suggestions from the people attending, what I didn’t expect was to hear however, was the good Senator bashing the President and the Democrats for almost an hour.
I realize that the Republicans don’t have much support in the Senate, but I don’t see how distorting the entire debate on health care in South Carolina will help the government come to some sort of compromise that will help to insure the 47 million people that currently have no health insurance. In fact, I don’t see either party working in the best interests of the American citizen. What I see is a fractured, broken political system that seems to be working not for the best interests of the people, but for the insurance companies.