A new Rasmussen poll finds that 83 percent of voters nationwide say that people should
required to prove they are a citizen of the United States before
receiving government health care subsidies.
This undoubtedly will be regarded in some quarters as further proof of the ingrained bigotry of Americans, but I have to disagree. Just about everyone in this nation of immigrant citizens values their heritage and can appreciate that value when it is cherished by others. Said the poll:
The desire to limit the benefits to U.S. citizens is found across
demographic and partisan lines. It is held by 95% of Republicans, 70%
of Democrats and 87% of those not affiliated with either major party.
It is favored by nine-out-of-10 conservatives and moderates, along with
56% of those who consider themselves politically liberal. But 32% of
liberals hold the opposite view.
Nice to know that there's something about health care reform that most of us can agree on.