“This is a moment of truth for the Democratic Party. Will we stand for the people or the insurance companies?
We compromised on [a] single payer [health care system] by backing a public option, and now we are being asked to compromise the public option with negotiated rates. In conference, we will likely be asked to compromise negotiated rates with a trigger.
In each and every step of the health care debate, the insurance companies have won. If they get hundreds of billions of dollars in new taxpayer subsidies, they get to raise their premiums, and increase their co-pays and deductibles, while the public is forced to pay for private insurance, then the insurance companies win big.
If this is the best we can do, then it is time to ask ourselves whether the two-party system is truly capable of representing the American people or whether the system has been so compromised by special interests that we can’t even protect the health of our own people.”
— U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich, D-OH
The man who should be President….
oh…and no matter who is actually the President, Elizabeth Kucinich should be the First Lady regardless.