Monday, November 23, 2009

Congressman And Their Many Constituencies

This story about a recent town hall by Congressman Allen Boyd (D-FL) illustrates how screwed up our political system is. It seems based on gifts of political largess. Boyd is being attacked for supporting Obama and the Democrats health reform efforts. He did vote against the House bill because it did not do enough to control costs but it is clear is constituents don't trust him on this issue.

At the same time he is getting support from Sallie Mae workers as he opposes another major reform proposed by President Obama. This is to transfer back to the Government the management of student loans with the idea it will save money and be better done.

This means Boyd is simultaneously for and against moving services currently conducted by private companies back into the public sector.

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