Florida Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson spoke about health care reform on the floor of the House. Below are some of his comments. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/27769.html "Instead of saying he was sorry about accusing Republicans of wanting people to “die quickly,” he gave an apology “to the dead.” “I would like to apologize,” he said. “I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven't voted sooner to end this holocaust in America.” His sarcasm, delivered on the House floor, drew a swift rebuke from the National Republican Congressional Committee, which hopes to see Grayson defeated in an Orlando-based swing district next year. “This is an unstable man who has come unhinged,” NRCC spokesman Andy Sere said. “The depths to which Alan Grayson will sink to defend his indefensible comments know no bounds.” Grayson told reporters he’s not worried at all about a backlash from voters and instead thinks his chances for re-election have been boosted. “It improves them,” he said. “People like elected officials with guts who say what they mean.” But in the same interview, he wavered between suggesting he meant what he said Tuesday night – “Republicans want you to die quickly” – and saying it had been a tongue-in-cheek satire." Unless this was an act of desperation, Representative Grayson obviously doesn't take health care reform seriously. On one hand he claims the comments were made to gain votes, on the other he says the comments were made tongue in cheek. The US health care crisis is real. However, the "real" problem includes obligations of $107,000,000,000,000 in future years due to misappropriated Social Security Trust Funds, and unfunded Medicare and Medicaid expenses. http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba662 It's time to apply problem solving techniques to focus on addressing the "real" problems and stop re-election antics and childish tongue in cheek nonsense. Personally, I'd like to see health care reform legislation put on hold until after the 2010 elections. This would allow "we the people" to weigh in to the debate - in a serious manner and with a clear mandate regarding health care reform.