By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent David Espo, Ap Special Correspondent March 12, 2010

WASHINGTON – Under White House pressure to act swiftly, House and Senate Democratic leaders reached for agreement Friday on President Barack Obama’s health care bill, sweetened suddenly by fresh billions for student aid and a sense that breakthroughs are at hand.

“It won’t be long,” before lawmakers vote, predicted Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She said neither liberals’ disappointment over the lack of a government health care option nor a traditional mistrust of the Senate would prevent passage in the House.

The President and the leadership in both the House and the Senate are now working harder than ever to rush through a Health Care bill that is still being written.  Pelosi has admitted that when she said, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”  If you feel that might be taken out of context, read the entire remarks from her own website.  Mrs. Pelosi, Mr. Reid, and Mr. Obama all know the key to deception is speed and distraction – slight of hand.

And why do they need to rush this and use distractions, like their assault on the Insurance Industry?  My guess is that they are aware (from what is known of the as yet incomplete bill) that the bill is a turkey.  They also know that the public is on to them.  Poll after poll shows that the American people do not want this legislation.  They know it is flawed in too many ways to count.  It bases its small (?) annual deficit of $100 Billion on collecting taxes for 10 years but only providing services for 6 years.  It purports to cut the cost of health care insurance even though our government’s record of doing that is contrary to that claim.

Kansas City Schools were taken over by the Feds.  It was done because a judge ordered it to improve performance and cut costs so they could avoid bankruptcy.  Ask the folks in Kansas City just how that has worked out for them.  We will be lucky if Federal Control of Health Care turns out to be as small a disaster.

I’m at a loss to see how any self respecting Congress person or Senator could vote for this.  I have yet to hear a single argument in favor of this horrible legislation that is based on anything but Hope (that it won’t really bankrupt the country) and Emotion.  Please someone tell me why this is not the worst piece of legislation to come out of Congress since…..the Stimulus Bill.  It is interesting that the stimulus bill was also rushed through Congress and has also put us another Trillion Dollars in Debt.