Skip to comments.WSJ Calls Obama's Plan to Use "Reconciliation" to Pass ObamaCare an "Abuse of Power"
Posted on 03/03/2010 9:09:50 AM PST by Justaham
An Opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal today flatly calls President Obama's plan to jam ObamaCare through the U.S. Senate using the 'Nuclear Option' "Reconciliation Process" an "Abuse of Power." The article lays out very clearly how this will be the first time the process created in 1974 has ever been used to pass sweeping legislation like Obama's Health Care Plan. Though the White House is trying to make people think it is no big deal - that it has been used before like this - the Democrats' own Sen. Robert Byrd has said it would be wrong to use it for Health Care Reform or for "Cap and Trade" legislation. From the opinion piece:
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despots and those who admire them, like the Barry Bunch, believe the only abuse of power is by people who oppose them or their agenda
democracy is just so dam inefficient, isn’t it
It is abuse of power.
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To quote “The Anointed One” hisself:
“You can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig” And this one sure smells of pork in more ways than one!
The head RATS—Obama, Biden, Reid, Hillary, DiFi, Schumer, Dodd—called it an abuse of power themselves in 2005, when the GOP was in power.
Oh thanks for letting me know. Didn’t even know I can do that. I learn a lesson everyday.
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ObamaCare is something only a lazy fool could support.
OBAMANOMICSTRICKLE DOWN DESTRUCTION of the economy
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.
Bambi doesnt keep his promises...so buyer beware!
Sen Scott Browns 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 Militarys 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(DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011 NEEDS TO BE REPEALED!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/
New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake. http://www.lifenews.com/bio3058.html
Friday, February 19, 2010
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)
SOCIALIZED MED THREAD http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2462963/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.
Snip 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.