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A Health Legislation Fail-Safe Works, but Not as Expected ("must read" -- stage set w budget bill!)
New York Times ^ | March 26, 2010 | Carl Hulse

Posted on 03/27/2010 3:41:06 PM PDT by SmartInsight

"The No. 1 lesson from 1993," said Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff and a former Clinton aide, "was to make sure you could use reconciliation for health care and education."

Last April, Mr. Emanuel and Peter R. Orszag, the administration's budget guru, went to Capitol Hill to press Senate Democrats to make sure the budget then being written would provide the ability to approve a health care bill with the simple Senate majority that reconciliation requires.

...Democrats inserted the procedural fail-safe in the budget document, allowing special protection for legislation covering health and education as long as it cut the deficit.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: budget; congress; deception; demdeception; democrats; emanuel; healthcare; obama; obamacare; orszag; rahmemanuel; rahmemmanuel; reconciliation
The fix was in from day 1 -- please read and bookmark the article. Can't believe the NYT printed it, I guess it was to show how "clever" the Obama administration is and how they conned the people.
1 posted on 03/27/2010 3:41:06 PM PDT by SmartInsight
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To: SmartInsight
Of course, they printed it. They know it's a thumb in the eye to all of us and couldn't resist.
2 posted on 03/27/2010 3:47:31 PM PDT by raybbr (I hate B(ig) H(ead) Obama)
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To: SmartInsight

They HATE our Military

http://ow.ly/1rCSV


3 posted on 03/27/2010 3:57:19 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: SmartInsight

It should be screen captured and saved so we can hang it around democrats necks when all the bad stuff in the health care bill kicks in and people start screaming.


4 posted on 03/27/2010 3:59:40 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: GloriaJane
Republicans do need to remind and keep reminding people of all the shenanigans the Dems used to push this down our throats.

A year ago, when they were doing the budget, last April, they made sure to put in some language to allow them to push this through with reconciliation.

This whole thing is a flagrant disregard of the will of the American people.

5 posted on 03/27/2010 4:03:12 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: kristinn; HonestConservative

Ping


6 posted on 03/27/2010 4:19:15 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray.)
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To: AliVeritas; republican; rboatman; tame; Alamo-Girl; zappo; backhoe; goseminoles; Balding_Eagle; ...

Ping.


7 posted on 03/27/2010 4:24:58 PM PDT by Philo1962 (Iraq is terrorist flypaper. They go there to die.)
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To: SmartInsight

We knew this from last year when they wrote the budget. It was mentioned a few times that they had written health care and education items into the budget.


8 posted on 03/27/2010 4:31:59 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SmartInsight

then in 2013 with a Republican president and control of both houses, a similar strategy should be done to repeal these pieces of socialism by reconciliation also.


9 posted on 03/27/2010 4:40:06 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: CharlesWayneCT

“We knew this from last year when they wrote the budget. It was mentioned a few times that they had written health care and education items into the budget.”

I do remember that they put in the establishment of the panel to assess “costs effectiveness” of medical treatments, so it will be ready for when the pass the healthcare bill. But I did not know that they put in language with the foresight to enable them to pass the healthcare legislation using reconciliation, if all else fails.

This was devious.


10 posted on 03/27/2010 4:49:47 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: SunkenCiv

ping — thought you might be interested in this.


11 posted on 03/27/2010 4:50:32 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: SmartInsight

I hope the Supreme Court strikes it down.


12 posted on 03/27/2010 4:53:26 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: raybbr
If Soros hadn't paid to put one of his ACORN stooges in Minnesota's Secretary of State's office, Franken would have lost, and the DFL functionaries who'd manufactured the votes that turned the race would have been in jail, and this whole mess would never have happened.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/29/states-secretaries-state-tipping-balance-power/

13 posted on 03/27/2010 4:54:15 PM PDT by jdege
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To: SmartInsight

Every Saturday a tiny bit of truth escapes into the air from the NYSlimes.

That’s because no one reads the Saturday paper.


14 posted on 03/27/2010 4:57:05 PM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: SmartInsight
To characterize the fascist work of the democrat party and their affirmative action fraud-in-chief as 'disregard for the American people' is to give them some benefit of the doubt, as if they are stumbling along with confusion afoot. The democrat party had plans to end the old Republic as soon as they retook the House and Senate.

The addition of the affirmative action bastard-in-chief has just made them more bold. It isn't disregard, it is fascist disdain for the now usurped sovereignty of the America people, and establishment of a federal oligarchy from which we the people will only be a hollow memory.

As soon as the democrats pass their amnesty bill and reinstate felons to vote, this open forum will be dangerous for expressing your point of view. You no longer live in a Republic, it's just taking time to realize it.

The democrats don't disregard the people, they disdain their vr existence if they do not fall in line for the now real oligarchy. Democrats hate the very core of this once great nation, our Constitution. Rather than have an open change to that founding document and the principles it portends, the democrats have in stealth cancelled it.

We have numerous scum working FR to give the impression that this is free expression to oppose the antiquated Constitution so the sheeple will embrace the serfdom of the federal olgarchy that their almost black affirmative action liar-in-chief daily mischaracterizes as 'hope and change' in order to defraud We The People.

15 posted on 03/27/2010 5:14:19 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: SmartInsight

The NYT can’t help themselves. They want to let everyone know how clever Rahm and the Obama administration were,,,,but they do it on a Saturday when no one is paying attention.


16 posted on 03/27/2010 6:01:08 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: rigelkentaurus
"...then in 2013 with a Republican president and control of both houses, a similar strategy should be done to repeal these pieces of socialism by reconciliation also."

Not a chance in hell. Now please don't get me wrong; I love your thinking. It's just that Republican Party has proven so incredibly "gentlemanly" (read: "stupid") that they'd never even think of such a thing, let alone execute on it. Far better to get their asses handed to them time and time again and refuse to fight while pleading for manners, donchaknow.

17 posted on 03/27/2010 6:43:40 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: RightOnline
We don't need Republicans in DC but we do need principled conservatives who are willing to cut the govt in half starting with the bogus heathcare reform. Then the conservative congress should add a balanced budget amendment to the constitution and disband all earmarks. Repeal the 16th and 17 amendments in order to start a fair tax. I am sad to see the rot in our political system. I have served this nation for almost 30 years and this situation is worse than Jimmy Carter.
18 posted on 03/27/2010 8:29:32 PM PDT by Warrior Nurse (President Obama is proof that affirmative action is a process that has failed)
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To: RightOnline

This is not a time to attack Republicans for their lack of action, when they all stuck together, every one of them, and stood up against Obmacare. They have found their backbone and need to be encouraged to continue to fight.


19 posted on 03/27/2010 8:52:37 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: Philo1962

Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 03/27/2010 9:31:45 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: rigelkentaurus

Exactly! The beautiful thing about these rat tactics is that the Republicans, with simple majorities, can repeal Mengelecare using “reconciliation” and, what the heck, “the Slaughter rule”, too. The rats’ hypocritical howls of indignation - - there is absolutely no shame among them - - will ring hollow.


21 posted on 03/27/2010 9:40:01 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: rigelkentaurus

Suggest you research Alf Landon and 1936 against Truman.

Landon, the Republican, was planning on shutting down Social Security. You know how that went. Once a bureaucracy has given away Other People’s Money to the hoi poloi it is never reversed without major upheaval.

I doubt we - as a country - have the guts and willpower to change this. As my father said, the Allies won the battles against National Socialism, but they are winning the war!


22 posted on 03/27/2010 10:22:13 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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