Everyone of the bums who voted for one sixth of the United States economy to become hostage to the government needs to be thrown out office. This thing needs to be killed deader than Ted Kennedy as soon as possible (I don’t care who that offends, it’s the truth, and I’m tired of all this “Do it for Teddy” talk, they could say the same thing about leaving people for dead or for acting a fool at a bar). Remember the so-called “Death Panels,” the “advisory boards” that would have a direct role in YOUR health care that Dems said wouldn’t be in the final bill? They’re there. From the Weekly Standard:
According to page 1001 of the Reid bill, the purpose of the Independent Medical Advisory Board is to “reduce the per capita rate of growth in Medicare spending.” For any fear mongers out there tempted to call an unelected body that recommends Medicare cuts a “Death Panel,” let me be clear. According to page 1004, IMAB proposals “shall not include any recommendation to ration health care”–you know, just like the bill says there’s no funding for abortion.
Your money being used to murder unborn children and paying the salaries of people who get to decide how to “administer” health care. Awesome. Do you feel better yet?
What else is in this slap in the face of the Founding Fathers? Why taxes, taxes, taxes…of course!
Asked by National Public Radio whether he prefers the House version, which would tax wealthy individuals, or the Senate version, which would tax healthcare providers and generous insurance plans, Obama said he thinks “we’re going to end up seeing a little bit of both.”
“You are going to have some provisions that are smart that are in the House bill. There are going to be some provisions that are the right thing to do in the Senate bill,” Obama said, adding he thinks taxing so-called Cadillac plans is a good idea “that helps bend the cost curve.”
That’s just 2 of the taxes in this bill. Medical Devices will be taxed as well. Need and inhaler? PAY UP! Need an oxygen tank? PAY UP! Need any type of medical equipment? PAY UP! Have the Democrats EVER seen a tax increase they don’t like? Of course they haven’t. I imagine liberal idiots like Nancy Pelosi have dreams of taxes, not sugar plums dancing through her surgically altered head this time of year.
Section 3403 of Senator Harry Reid’s amendment requires that “it shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection.” The good news is that this only applies to one section of the Obamacare legislation. The bad news is that it applies to regulations imposed on doctors and patients by the Independent Medicare Advisory Boards a/k/a the Death Panels.
Section 3403 of Senator Reid’s legislation also states, “Notwithstanding rule XV of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a committee amendment described in subparagraph (A) may include matter not within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Finance if that matter is relevant to a proposal contained in the bill submitted under subsection (c)(3).” In short, it sets up a rule to ignore another Senate rule.
Senator Jim DeMint confronted the Democrats over Reid’s language. In the past, the Senate Parliamentarian has repeatedly determined that any legislation that also changes the internal standing rules of the Senate must have a two-thirds vote to pass because to change Senate rules, a two-thirds vote is required. Today, the Senate President, acting on the advice of the Senate Parliamentarian, ruled that these rules changes are actually just procedural changes and, despite what the actual words of the legislation say, are not rules changes. Therefore, a two-thirds vote is not needed in contravention to longstanding Senate precedent.
Constitution? What Constitution? You think Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama give a damn about our Constitution or our laws? You think they give a damn about the people of this nation? Hell no, otherwise they would have listened to one of the many, many, many, hell, any of the polls which showed our overwhelming opposition to this bill. They couldn’t care less.
Not one single Democrat in the Senate found government run insurance objectionable on moral, economic, or any other ground. Not one single Democrats found government’s take over of our health care system to be an infringement on our individual rights. Not one single Democrat was honest about the true cost of this debacle or told the American people the truth. The only thing the Democrats wanted was a huge pile of cash stuffed in their coffers, much like the stimulus bill that has set us on a path toward 12% unemployment, and which I have argued before probably sets our natural unemployment rate from 3.5% to a new Obama created natural unemployment rate of 8%. These are the epic failures who now will dictate health care to us, from consumption to manufacturing. It is despicable.
Special shame on Mitch McConnell on this one for allowing the vote to be moved up in order to go home for Christmas. You are the leader of the Senate GOP, you are an elected official to uphold the public trust, and you of all people know how much of a travesty this is to America, and you just say, oh well, let’s just go home? A leader is supposed to fight to the last breath, a leader doesn’t skimp on the details. If you can’t do the job, then let a real leader like Sen. Tom Coburn or Sen. Jim DeMint take over the lead. I’m sure you knew when you took the job that you may have to work late hours. Suck it up or get out of the way. You’ve done some good things, but this is pathetic.
In closing I’d like the thank all of the liberals in Congress for giving us something special this Christmas, an IOU for the rest of our lives. Thank you as well for kneecapping our ability to get QUALITY CARE from an effective private market which actually has competition and is not overseen by government bureaucracy. Thank you for being aware that competition by buying insurance over state lines, in my case about 5 miles, was totally not something you were willing to consider so that you could get your hands on more of the money that I earn. Thank you for making me work about 3.5 hours a day before I see on red cent of the money I earn in a day. Thank you for putting us further in debt and insuring that our children will never be debt free in the eyes of our government. Thank you for making our dollar rapidly lose value, for giving us the rare combination of a depression you created coupled with impending inflation.
Anything anyone can do to stop this nonsense should be done. Flood the phone lines to the House and to Senate. Donate any money you have to opponents of anyone who voted for this bill. Talk to your families, your friends, your coworkers, strangers, anyone who will listen. One dark horse here that is a long shot, but is totally worth it, is to start making calls on behalf of Republican candidate for Senate, Scott Brown, of Massachusetts. You can sign up to make calls on his website. If he pulls off the upset of the millennium, we kill Obamacare. Do it now, call everyone in Massachusetts 500 times if you have to and keep calling your elected officials. Write letters, get to action. They don’t have much more work to do to ensure the demise of both our health care industry and our economy. It has to be stopped to protect the future of this nation. Whatever you can do, do it.