Election day this last week encouraged me to ponder as to why not allow the citizens to vote on something so significant and so polarizing as the various health care bills? In local elections we can vote on where the money is spent - schools, bonds, etc. It would seem that overhauling the entire nation's health care industry, something that deals with our health and welfare and our abilities to receive this help would be worth allowing us the people the chance to vote on it.
When politicians hide these 2000 page bills from the public and push it through congress, bullying their own party members to vote for it, by default I don't trust it. After thinking about it, other than presidents, what is the last thing that we as a nation voted for? It would seem to me that we don't vote on things like this because it isn't the job of the federal government to do things like this. The government is looking to spend 1.2 trillion dollars on something extremely polarizing, this being our country and our taxes, shouldn't we the people have a say in the matter?