Skip to comments.More Deals In: Health Care Bill Gives Special Treatment (The bribes still coming in)
Posted on 03/20/2010 6:01:53 AM PDT by tobyhill
Bye bye, Cornhusker Kickback. Hello, special treatment for Tennessee and North Dakota.
Democrats unveiling revisions Thursday to their health care overhaul bill decided to kill the extra $100 million in Medicaid funds for Nebraska that has become a symbol of backdoor deal making.
But the 153 pages of changes to the massive health care package include extra money for hospitals in Tennessee that serve large numbers of low-income patients. And though the bill would revamp the nation's student loan system to make the government the only lender, one bank the state-owned Bank of North Dakota would be allowed to continue making student loans.
That provision ended up rubbing Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., the wrong way. Fearing it would become a target by Republicans in what he said is "an overly heated partisan environment," he asked the House late Thursday to remove it from the legislation.
Still alive is special spending for Louisiana, Connecticut, Montana and other states that was included in the health care bill that the Senate approved in December. The House may give it final approval this weekend.
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The content of any final bill is irrelevant! Any federal version of health care is unconstitutional since Article 1 Section 8 does not specifically grant Congress the power to regulate health care! The people are not bound to comply with any unconstitutional act of Congress! This is the point people need to hammer home with their Congress critters!
So if they are still making changes don’t both the Senate and the House need to vote again?
perhaps I’m just naive.
There will be very few changes. Once the Senate bill is deemed passed by the House, the bill will be signed and become law. The Dems can then argue among themselves about the changes but the Senate Reps can stop most of them.
“The people are not bound to comply with any unconstitutional act of Congress!”
The IRS doesn’t care.
They only have to vote on the changes. The Senate bill will become the law of the land with or without these proposed changes.
The changes go to the Senate? right? The school loan addition is really bad but not a whole lot of mention to it.
Right, but it still takes a vote by both the house and the senate.
That is true. It is also true that the govt has the power to destroy the resisting individuals who won't comply with unconstitutional acts of Congress.
And power needs to flow.
No. The Senate has already passed it’s version of the bill. If the House passes the same exact version, i.e., the Slaughter Rule of deeming that the House has passed it, then there is no need to go back to the Senate for another vote. The only thing that goes back to the senate for a vote is the reconciliation bill that contains changes to the Senate bill. Obama can immediately sign the Senate bill after the House vote.
Only the changes need go to the Senate including the school loan change.
You mean when the house deems on it.
Obama will control 48% of our economy. 1/2 of everything. Stop him, or he will destroy us without firing a shot!!
These slimey Deemocrats would sell their soul to the devil to ram their socialistic programs through.
The IRS will CONTROL your bank accounts!
Right. The ballgame is over once the House votes on the “reconciliation” bill, which contains the Slaughter House rule that the Senate bill is deemed passed by the House.
The constitutionality of joining together two bills for one vote, then splitting them apart again is being questioned by scholars. There is not precedent for this, apparently.
By approving both with one vote, some say, the bill is considered changed immediately and therefore, the amended bill must go back to the Senate.
In other cases where Demon Pass was used, it was one vote on one bill/amendment, not one vote which sufficed for two separate bills/amendments.
You can imagine the can of worms this would open up if once passed, parts of bills could just be cherry picked out and sent to the President for signing, while other parts go back to the Senate black hole. That’s what they will be doing here. Joining two bills together for one vote, then cherry picking the part that has already passed the Senate and sending it to the President.
Pure corruption nothing else.
Pray for America