Well, because of the stupid rules in the Senate, the party of "NO" has won this round.
With the defeat of the Democractic candidate Martha Coakley in Massachusetts to idiot Republican Scott Brown, the supermajority is no more. Massachusetts just gave a big FU to the 30 million Americans who were going to be insured by Healthcare Reform. The bluest of blue states shot themselves (and the rest of us) in the foot out of pique. Ironic, of course, that the seat Teddy Kennedy held for 47 years will be the instrument of defeat of his pet cause.
Of course, this follows the screwing of Americans by the Blue Dog Democrats and Joe Lieberman who watered down bills that would not only have provided life-saving health care to millions of Americans but would also have SAVED MONEY for the government.
All this Republican talk of smaller government and tighter budgets is complete BS because healthcare reform would have LOWERED THE DEFICIT. Instead, health insurance and the pharma companies have won. Just like the banks and wall street brokers won.
When will it the people's turn?