The alternative for the "not poor" who cannot get a job is to buy extremely expensive health plans that are frankly, not very good. You are correct; it is not beyond the control of the "not poor" to purchase expensive health care that is not very good. They can do that. But there are things that are out of their control such as finding a job that offers decent benefits in this economy or greedy insurance companies. Of course you would have us believe that we cannot define greed so it simply does not exist or is not a problem or, better yet, its a liberal creation.
And sorry but it is the very definition of hypocrisy when a politician screams about not using tax money for another government program and then okays it in foreign countries because their corporate friends pay them well to fund and develop ($) foreign countries that are rich in natural resources or offer cheap labor. It is absolute hypocrisy.
And please spare me the bed time stories about voter accountability. The average American has consistently shown a propensity to vote in the way that their media tells them to. We have the best propaganda machine the ruling elite could ask for. Voter accountability? That is about as true as saying every American citizen can aspire to be the president-and about as realistic. If the $235 Million in negative advertisement for the health reform bill was flipped the other way, over 60% would be in favor of the bill. You would be a fool to think otherwise. Its just like how most Americans are aware that the political system is broken yet millions will show up this November to vote for "their party" drinking the kool-aid that the political problems are mostly the fault of the other party.