C-SPAN Challenges Congress to Open Health Care Talks to TV Coverage

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    The talks shouldn't be open.
     
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    Why not?
     
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    It would be bad for the Democrats.
     
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    Oh I know why they want to do it in secret, I want to know why Polk thinks it's a bad idea to open the meetings...
     
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    If this were talks about super secret funding for stat of the art weapons systems, I could see a good reason for keeping it secret. Or CIA payroll issues, that should be kept secret.

    But this is not national security, this is highway robbery. The only reason I can see to keep anything secret is to hide the criminality of the process.
     
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    I 5think it should be 'open' and televised. I would like to see it myself and would like everyone interested to see it too.
    The only reason to keep hiding, as they have been, is to provide cover for the members of congress that will be in attendance.
    I offer the observation that the 'cover' they are looking for will backfire on them come election time if they continue the secret closed door deal making sessions and continue to pass bills in the middle of the night and on weekends.
    If these meetings were about national security, then there would be a justification to keep them secret. Since they are not, shine a light on what each of them do and say during the meetings. The American people deserve the openness and transparency that we have been promised.
     
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    I'm happy to see people recognize that there is no valid reason have closed door meetings on 'healthcare reform' unless you intend to do and say things you KNOW the public won't like.
     
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    What purpose does it serve?
     
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    gee where were you wingnuts when Cheney had his secret energy meetings, not a peep as usual
     
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