Skip to comments.Reid to use Reconciliation to Pass ObamaCare, The People be Damned
Posted on 02/21/2010 10:28:40 AM PST by ConservativeHideout
The Hill today is reporting that Harry Reid will be using the Reconciliation process to pass ObamaCare. The Democrats, who have been offering bipartisanship, apparently see the meeting on the 25th as a formality. They actually intend on having a bill done within the next 60 days.
By Michael OBrien - 02/20/10 01:44 PM ET
Democrats will finish their health reform efforts within the next two months by using a majority-vote maneuver in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said.
Ive had many conversations this week with the president, his chief of staff, and Speaker Pelosi, Reid said during an appearance Friday evening on Face to Face with Jon Ralston in Nevada. And were really trying to move forward on this.
Well do a relatively small bill to take care of what weve already done, Reid said, affirming that Democrats would use the reconciliation process. Were going to have that done in the next 60 days.
Reid said that the final Democratic bill is likely to be unveiled Monday night.
Many of us have been predicting that the upcoming meeting is a sham, and that the Democrats are only doing it for appearances. This only confirms our thinking. The Democrats fear that their majorities are gone in November, so they are going to try to ram something through no matter what.
I believe that they are doing this for the purposes of immortality. They know that a government program, once passed, is virtually indestructible. The pressure that the left can wield against a future Congress administration is considerable. The rent-a-mob can be deployed, and the MSM will spout the party line 24-7. They will wage their typical propaganda and intimidation campaigns in an effort to maintain their power.
Thats where we come in. Of course, the GOP needs to state and restate their position. They MUST attempt to communicate with the people. In return, we have to support those elected officials that have supported us and what we believe. If the rent-a-mob shows up, we show up too. The days of complacency are over-for all time. The past year only shows that tyranny has crept in for decades, and Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are only dining at the table that has been set for them. As Jefferson said, The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. I think we understand that now.
Harry go ahead you will be voted out and then you will be burned at the stake.
We have lost control of OUR government. And just think, WE pay these @$$holes.
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Sean had the best idea for Republicans on this. No meeting. Zigzag the country to explain what’s happening. Advertise and vehemently shout “NO” at every turn!
IMHO this is just a ploy to keep everybody riled up and distracted. I think the media is playing us like a fiddle.
I agree with everything but the no meeting. I think they should go and present their plan. It will be televised. They’ll have an audience there. They can talk about how the Dem plan will raise costs and cost jobs. Then, when all of that happens, they have more credibility.
Do you live in Beijing?
That's where the money comes from.
I’ll get back to you on that around April 15th. ;o)
That’s always a possibility. If that is so, what is the real game?
And you really think they have the guts to do that??????? They will not even have the gutts to stop neither healthcare AND cap and trade - Graham wants cap and trade.
It’s doable. The guts part is up to them.
K, but what about that Byrd rule?
Plus, Obama is taking over the legislature’s job and writing the bill:
He doesn’t have the votes. I doubt the votes are in the House to do the same.
Time for the GOP to totally shut down the senate. Time to filibuster the attendance roll calls. Block the parking lots with their cars. Time to do any and all things they can to block and impede the socialists/communists. They should have the cajones to climb up on ol’ Harry Reid’s podium and stage a sit-in....desperate times call for desperate measures.
John has a long mustache
Reconcilation bills only deal with budget issues.
We had our 6 month check ups (because of the meds we take) and a new sign was up in our doc's office, that IF Medicare was your only health ins, then you had to pay the difference UP FRONT before the doctor's visit. I can't blame the doctor, the re-imbursment barely covers his overhead cost. And they are talking about dropping it from 80% to 60%.
This is what I posted on another thread:
What bothers me the most in all this, is where is the strong denouncing of these Chicago thugs by Republicans? Is there not a Jesse Helms amongst them?
Are they guys totally ignorant of the polls? Pushing Obamacare through Congress like this could make Democrats an endangered species. I would think that state Democratic parties are shaking in their shoes at the fallout from this kind of crap from Democrats in Congress.
Tennessee has joined several other states in trying to pass a Health Care Freedom Act. NO COLAs for granny, retired Military or retired fed employees. BIG NEW fees for Tricare for Life retired over 65 Military's secondary health ins. (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011)
New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Obama says slight fix will extend Social Security
TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:
This option would help reduce the costs of TFL, as well as costs for Medicare, by introducing minimum out-of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would not cover any of the first $525 of an enrollees cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4,725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.)
Bill Would Restrict Veterans Health Care Options 11/06/09
Buyer and McKeon Offer Amendments to Protect Veterans and TRICARE Beneficiaries
Congress plans to block Tricare fee increases
By Rick Maze - Staff writer, Oct 7, 2009
Tricare fee increases imposed last week by the Defense Department will be repealed by a provision of the compromise 2010 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday by House and Senate negotiators.
The fee increases were announced on Sept. 30 and took effect on Oct. 1, but the defense bill, HR 2647, includes a provision barring any fee increases until the start of fiscal 2011.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Matz, president of the National Association for Uniformed Services, said the announcement of fee increases was shocking considering that the Obama administration promised earlier this year to hold off on any new fee Tricare fee increases until fiscal 2011.
President Obama and DoD assured NAUS and the entire military family earlier this year that there would rightly be no increases in any Tricare fees in fiscal 2010, Matz said. We took them at their word, and I cant believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward, he added.
Bambi doesn't keep his promises...so buyer beware.
The American people need to let them know that come November forward we will make sure we prosecute these lawbreakers to the fullest extent of the law!
Only if We the People let this occur....
“....there ARE NO benefits....at least scheduled until 2014(and IMHO..there NEVER will be any benefits whatsoever paid) ...this is a TAX BILL...(retroactive to January 01, 2010) and it is critical to the fall elections...without it...they havent the cash to put on the street for the balance of the stimulus packaged they need to GOTV with ACORN and SEIU”
Reid isn't going to backdoor jack. The Senate votes are not there, and the AMERICAN PEOPLE DON'T WANT WANT THESE 3 GOOFS ARE PUSHIN'.
I'm planning on a BIG celebration when that weasel Reid is tossed from Office. Can. Not. Wait.
If I hear any conservative use “reconciliation”, they are out. This is The NUCLEAR OPTION.
“And you really think they have the guts to do that???????”
...never said I thought they’d have the guts to do anything. Just what I thought they should do. They got a smooth, clean pass to gather some “guts” with the VA, NJ, MA dem debacle. They STILL don’t get it! Doesn’t seem that 95% of Washington does. They will in November.
But I thought he said it was the economy stupid and that’s our #1 priority.
My how fast we forget!
U are right and that has been my concern for a while it was called “Scorched Earth” back in WWII.