synthesis - Power Corrupts - Strength v Integrity

Jan 22, 2010, 12:01 ET from synthesis

SEATTLE, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The following blog post was published on January 21, 2010, by Shafeen Charania, author of the synthesis blog, winner of the 2008 Weblog award for best new blog, and's 25 best blogs of 2009.

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." (Lord Acton, 1887) If you can't act with integrity, your power will erode your judgment and assure eventual failure.

The House had a Democratic majority in the last midterms during WBII (President George W. Bush's 2nd term), and accomplished NOTHING. Their excuse was the Republican presidency. They learned NOTHING from the Republican majorities during the Clinton presidency, and NOTHING from their failures prior to Obama's presidency. The election in Massachusetts is proof, as is their transparent backpedalling this week.

They, the President and the health insurance companies must rethink their strategy on healthcare. If each acts with integrity, there is a way to create a viable healthcare bill that also allows the insurance industry to more directly control their destiny, while serving the needs of American citizens. It merely requires all parties to act with integrity.

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