Thank you Joe Miller for freeing up Lisa Murkowski to tell the truth: That Republican leadership needs to quit playing the messaging game on health care repeal. Instead, it's time they focus on the important task of economic growth and job creation:
The real question is how much time do we as a Congress spend on this messaging? We’ve got a situation where our economy continues to be in the tank, the longest extended period of high unemployment since World War II….As important as making sure that we’re reigning in our health care costs — spending a lot of time on the messaging vote? I don’t think that’s what the American public wants us to do. …I don’t think what people want is kind of the messaging that’s going on.
Voters agree. According to the latest CBS/NYT poll, job creation is the public's top priority -- well over twice as many Americans want Congress to focus on job creation as want them to focus on relitigating the health care battle.