Skip to comments.ObamaCare at Ramming Speed
Posted on 02/22/2010 5:31:39 PM PST by La Lydia
Three days before President Obama's supposedly bipartisan health-care summit, the White House released a new blueprint that Democrats say they will ram through Congress with or without Republican support. So after election defeats in Virginia, New Jersey and even Massachusetts, and amid overwhelming public opposition, Democrats have decided to give the voters want they don't want anyway.
Ah, the glory of "progressive" governance and democratic consent.
"The President's Proposal," as the White House document is headlined, is in one sense a notable achievement: It manages to take the worst of both the House and Senate bills and combine them into something more destructive. It includes more taxes, more subsidies and even less cost control than the Senate bill...
Price controls are always the first resort of national health care...this new White House gambit is merely a preview of ObamaCare's inevitable planned medical economy, which will reduce choice and quality.
The coercive flavor that animates this exercise is best captured in the section that purports to accept the Senate's "grandfather clause" allowing people who like their current health plan to keep it. Except that "The President's Proposal adds certain consumer protections to these 'grandfathered' plans....
The larger political message of this new proposal is that Obama and Democrats have no intention of compromising on an incremental reform, or of listening to Republican, or any other, ideas on health care. They want what they want, and they're going to play by Chicago Rules and try to dragoon it into law on a narrow partisan vote via Congressional rules that have never been used for such a major change in national policy. If you want to know why Democratic Washington is "ungovernable," this is it.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
Republicans are COMPLETE FOOLS if they meet with Obama on this.
Orange jump suits and handcuffs for all! We are coming close to pitchforks and torch time!
If they put this thing thru with Reconciliation we need to march on Washington the next day, and this time we dont need to be polite and wait outside. We need to enter the Capitol and run these people out. Make them call out the Army.
Senator John Blutarski: “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”
Ramming speed indeed....
Wow. What an incredibly lucid, direct, and simple description.
Isn’t communism just grand? You, your children, your grandchildren and their grandchildren are about to receive the Mother of all Muggings from the Obama the Kenyan and his lowlife, commie Chicago mob.
My sister and I will show up...
Beyond insulting. Unexceptable on every level. Pure treason.
Tea Party March on Washington 2.010.....this time it’s war.
Just as Mark Steyn has been saying when he subs for Rush. Government taking over health care will give them life-and-death power over us peasants. From then on it’s all over—like the eurosocialists—government will be all powerful and the Party of Government, while it may face some short-term electoral pain, will soon be back in power in a few election cycles, this time for eternity.
They’re banking on the observed history of pubbies, that they won’t do a damn thing to turn back the one-way ratchet of statism if they regain power.
I’m going with what myself and others have theorized, that the dem congresscritters have all been personally promised all manner of cushy jobs and goodies to set them up for life when they’re turned out of office in November and 2012.
Note, he cannot do this on his own, he needs both houses of Congress. They are just as vile and contemptible as he is.
And just wait! The dems are going after your retirement funds/pension money. They plan to raid 401K’s etc. to pay for the trillions they’ve just wasted. We’ll get an IOU. So much a month promised from the funds when we reach retirement age. Er, well, isn’t that illegal? Stealing, in fact? Yes, but it’s Obama, so it’s okay. The Obama administration at ramming speed. Yes, indeedy.
Everything the Left does is planned to move the ball further Left. They will propose an atrocious bill they know will not pass. Then they will haggle endlessly until finally “compromising” on what they had intended to get in the beginning.
The Republicans and the American public is finally wising up. Well, at least the public is.
I say sink the bastard! Ram him back with a bigger ship....the SS Truth !!!!!
I say sink the bastard! Ram him back with a bigger ship....the SS Truth !!!!!
How many more times am I going to read about the “bipartisan” plan that was written by one party and the other one won’t touch? You’d think that a plan like that would be described as “partisan”, but I guess I didn’t go to an Ivy League school......
The republicans cannot be serious about meeting with this reptile...What are they thinking???
I know where I would like to shove it! Nothing this poser doesn’t deserve!
Please not to diss reptiles. They are honorable, if creepy, creatures.
At this point, any conservative who isnt willing to talk openly and LOUDLY about secession and reorganization will be shown to be a TRAITOR and/or a COWARD.
Under a secession and reorganization plan, a number of states would secede and then re-assemble under the U.S. Constitution (AS WRITTEN) as the Reorganized United States of America. All U.S. states would be invited to join - and most would.
The R-USA would have no obligation to pay the unconstitutionally acquired debts of old USA.
They will meet with Obama on this.
LOL...Sorry about degrading the reptiles...
Don't vote party or candidate; VOTE REPUBLIC!
Speaking of Republicans. Simpson’s chatter is turning my stomach
“They plan to raid 401Ks etc. to pay for the trillions theyve just wasted. Well get an IOU. So much a month promised from the funds when we reach retirement age”
If he does this, violent revolt is morally justified. This would be nothing more than an outright theft by the revolutionary socialists we call democrats. It is always moral to use the force needed to overcome a thief. This isnt a tax,, it’s nothing but theft.
I wonder what Boy Wonder is going to do when the Red Chinese tell him that they will not finance his KenyanCare. He’s setting himself up for a real dose of reality.
Time to bring back tar and feathering. I fear we can’t wait for elections, inasmuch as they don’t listen to us anyway.
What, no tar-n-feather in between?
With all the finesse of a bull in a china shop.
General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?
Not really. He’ll be long out of office when the fan gets hit.
I’ll show up, but I don’t know what I am going to do? The Berlin wall fell with out a shot.
This fool seems to be traveling along the same road as Chavez is.
They are complete fools if they don't.
The "summit" will be televised, if you recall. You don't want the President pointing at some unoccupied chairs.
The best approach: attend...be respectful...define the issue...stand your ground.
If the GOP makes their case and the President ignores them, they'll win the meeting.
It's for sure the media isn't going to make their case for them if they don't show up.
You nailed it. The DC politicians don’t really fear a second civil war, states secceeding, etc. But they are terrified of the Berlin wall,, of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, etc. A sea of people who will not obey, who demand they be heard scares them to no end.
The left thought they had a monopoly on that,, so they let it become a cultural norm here. They never thought it would be us doing it to them.
Them DC eltist politicians better care....they will be the first to be lynched.
Are Boehner and company bent over, grasping their ankles and prepared to be “rammed”? I wonder what the Las Vegas line would be on such a possibility?
The libtards appear to be charging toward a tipping point that will allow them to declare martial law, and then ALL BETS are OFF!
It’s time to take back the country.
cool movie and fitting pic!
Actually, if the November election doesn’t knock the wind out of their sails, its gonna be rifles and ammo time.