Sunday, February 05, 2006

Bipartisan legislation?!

Regarding the president's State of the Union address:

"Durbin said people were looking for new ideas that were lacking in the president's speech, specifically more detail on how to resolve the health-care crisis."

"Sen. Durbin was right. Bush didn't spend much time on healthcare. Maybe that's because Bush doesn't have the answers to rising costs. So Durbin should support the president's call for a bipartisan solution to increasing Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid costs - the latter two being major factors in increasing healthcare costs for everyone. Earlier, the president offered and Democrats rejected his solution to Social Security, which prompted the only demonstrative Democratic jeering during his speech. But as the president reminded them, 'the problem is not going away.'" (article)

Amen, yeah buddy! Durbin should support the call for a bipartisan solution to these problems. Although he will probably continue to whine and attack and to highlight failures made by the president or others in Congress, wouldn't it be great if Durbin could work with fellow senators to get something done?

Everyone should demand this of Durbin: Less talk and more action!