Skip to comments.Democrats Confirm They Will Use 'Nuclear Option' on Healthcare
Posted on 03/04/2010 11:04:50 AM PST by Welshman007
Repeatedly during his tenure as a U.S. Senator and as a Presidential candidate in 2007-08, Barack Obama asserted that the so-called 'nuclear option' or 'reconciliation' provision that allows bills to pass with 51 votes rather than the normal required 60 votes is a terrible idea and would not be prudent for approving healthcare legislation.
Not only is Obama on the printed record stating his opposition to such bullying tactics but he is on video at least 3 times repeating his belief that 'one cannot adequately govern with only a 51-vote majority on something as massive as a healthcare overhaul.'
Here is a video of Obama and the Democrats opining againt the nuclear option.
Yet this is precisely the option that Obama now intends to use, and Democrats in Congress are more than willing to go along..
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
You boys and girls better enjoy the next eight months, while you can!
Does anyone have access to those videos of Obama?
One of these days - and soon - we will need to decide as individuals just how many of our Constitutional freedoms were are willing to cede to majority rule.
New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.
OBAMANOMICS—TRICKLE DOWN DESTRUCTION of the economy
Bambi doesn’t keep his promises...so buyer beware!
SET THEIR LOCAL AND DC LINES ON FIRE!
PLEASE ASK THEM TO REPEAL THE BIG NEW FEES in TRICARE for Life, the retired Military over 65 secondary health ins. which they passed in a DOD bill. They promised our Military these benefits, and our Military have earned them.
Sen Scott Brown’s number is 202-224-4543
Capitol Hill switchboard is 202-224-3121
Lots of local demwit phone numbers on this thread
Rename, repackage, rewrite it a tad smaller, and sell another pig in a poke. 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 (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011 NEEDS TO BE REPEALED!
OBAMAs WAR ON SENIORS http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2433867/posts/
Obama says slight fix will extend Social Security, http://townhall.com/news/us/2010/02/19/obama_says_slight_fix_will_extend_social_security
Health Care Rationing for Seniors Another Problem in New Obama Plan http://www.lifenews.com/bio3058.html
Medicare tax may apply to investment income (ObamaCare tax hike)
Obama: No reduced Medicare benefits in health care reform
Will healthcare reform mean cuts in Medicare for seniors?
Health Reforms Hidden Victims Young people and seniors would pay a high price for ObamaCare.
SOCIALIZED MED THREAD http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2463709/posts
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.) http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9925/12-18-HealthOptions.pdf
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.
Basically 50 50% of the public doesn't pay taxes and will tell the other 50% to pay for their health insurance.
"Studies have shown that countries with greater economic freedom meaning the protection of private property and private markets operating with minimal government interference have greater rates of economic growth than countries with lower levels of economic freedom (Cole, 2003; Strum and DeHann, 2001; Powell, 2003; Gwartney, 2009)."
Cole, J. H. The Contribution of Economic Freedom to World Economic Growth, 1980-99. Cato Journal, vol. 23, no. 2, Fall 2003, pp. 189-198.
in fact, I think it is safe to say that research from the CATO Institute as well as research from the Federal Reserve shows that Government run health care is not a good thing.
Actually, I think it’s more like 90% of the taxes are paid by 10% of the population.
Strap on the gear, folks. The Democratic Party is openly declaring war on the citizens of this country.
Always amazes me when you see a guy sitting on a bomb threatening to push the button. (C’ya! ... this will clean out the gene pool!)
"You boys and girls better enjoy the next eight months, while you can!"
If the Democrats try to pass this POS using reconciliation, and either succeed or fail after a huge fuss, their losses in November will be massive.
The turnover in seats in 1994 was 54 in the House and 8 in the Senate, and while this appeared to be unprecedented, it actually was not. In the 1920s, 40s and 50s such turnover was not common but was neither uncommon. I don't have time to check but I recall 80-90 seats one year in the House and 15 or so in the Senate.
If a furious voting public turned over 80 seats in the House and 12 in the Senate, this would not be enough to overturn the legislation itself but no doubt the Democrats would leap to have just such an opportunity. That would certainly be the coup de grace to our that leftist POS that we call a President.
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