Geo. Washington warned us political parties would divide and weaken the nation. This time, we see a republican shown as the one preventing help from reaching the ‘body politic", but liberals who fail to recall the times the Democrats were sitting on the ’lifelines’ place themselves in the same category of extremist with which they label their rivals.Healthcare reform is urgent. Costs are rising and insurance executives, hospital CEOs, are getting 7 figure salaries. Obamacare is not perfect, but a ‘perfect’ solution requires that a Congress lacking in civility, respect, or compromise come together in a ‘more perfect union’ to lay a proper foundation for long term solutions to our the growing burden of health and welfare of our neighbors and fellow citizens.Maybe the Elephant is sitting on the IV, but most of us know that the medicine the Donkeys provided is an imperfect ‘solution’ at this time. Hopefully, we can come together to make these cannibalistic legislators do the jobs for which they get paid so well and after which they retire, they continue to receive so many expensive and lavish benefits.Respectfully,C.