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Harry Reid's Christmas coal
NY Post ^ | December 24, 2009 | Editorial

Posted on 12/24/2009 3:11:53 AM PST by Scanian

Harry Reid and his jolly elves today will deliver unto America a Christ mas gift it can ill-afford -- health- care "reform" -- and then vote to raise the federal debt ceiling to a staggering $14 trillion to help pay for it all.

The two are not unrelated.

That became clear yesterday, when the Congressional Budget Office blew the whistle on some fiscal deck-shuffling so egregious that it might make even Bernie Madoff blush.

Turns out that Reid & Co. have been double-counting the proposed Medicare savings to satisfy President Obama's "demand" (wink, wink) that any health-care bill reduce the deficit.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; cbo; democrats; obamacare; reid; votebuying

1 posted on 12/24/2009 3:11:54 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
The states are getting up in arms over this (as well they should). It's developing into a practical example of a state nullification effort in action, right now, regarding this health care monstrocity.

States join to fight and nullify Federal Health Care legislation

2 posted on 12/24/2009 3:13:28 AM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

harry “the dim wit” reid is old and is probably going to die soon. we don’t want any “presents” from this crumbling fool. Merry Christmas!


3 posted on 12/24/2009 4:20:58 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: Scanian

For what does it profit a man to gain a Healthcare bill and lose his own soul? Democrat whores—all of them.


4 posted on 12/24/2009 4:26:21 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Scanian
We STILL have to reject this unconstitutional plague.


5 posted on 12/24/2009 4:34:27 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Scanian

All of a sudden, the light bulb has gone off in the head og the California Governor and he “now realizes that this bill will cost the state of Calif over $3 BILLION and he says there is no way they can afford that”.

He is demanding that the Federal Government pay for it all.

Where the hell were the Gov and his advisors during the past 6 months on this topic???


6 posted on 12/24/2009 5:35:57 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Scanian

Minor correction: the Dims wanted to raise the debt limit by $1.8T, to get them past the November elections. To do this, they would have had to find votes they didn’t have, or accept spending limits. They backed the debt limit increase down to a mere $300B, which will only take them to February.

The POS POTUS is speaking AGAIN! Someone has to quiet that obaminable noise!


7 posted on 12/24/2009 5:54:47 AM PST by JohnQ1 (War declared. Fire at will.)
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They’re gonna raise it ever so slightly. $300B is a start. I bet you, they will vote to raise it every 3 months.


8 posted on 12/24/2009 7:28:23 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

The Dems didn’t want to raise the debt limit again until after the 11/2010 elections. It will remind the public how much they’re squandering per day. Having to go down from $1.8T to $300B was a frustrating defeat for them.


9 posted on 12/25/2009 12:02:57 AM PST by JohnQ1 (War declared. Fire at will.)
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To: JohnQ1
The Dems didn’t want to raise the debt limit again until after the 11/2010 elections. It will remind the public how much they’re squandering per day. Having to go down from $1.8T to $300B was a frustrating defeat for them.

That's true, but I think the increases will be gradual over time, say every 3 months.

10 posted on 12/25/2009 3:11:14 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

You may be right, but no politicians want to vote for more debt in election years. It tends to get them voted out.


11 posted on 12/26/2009 12:17:23 AM PST by JohnQ1 ("(BHO) can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." - A Lincoln)
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