White House Races To Pass Senate Healthcare Bill

The actual Senate bill hasn’t even been posted for any of us to read it yet, and the marxists in the White House are whipping the Senate to pass healthcare reform before next year when the 2010 election cycle will begin.  I am starting to think all this drama is meant to wear us down because after the tea parties, townhall meetings, the 9.12 march, and D.C. “house calls”, it is more than apparent that they are hearing us and can’t be bothered to do what we ask.  They are about to usher 36 million more Americans into doctors’ offices.  Hmm….307 million Americans, and roughly 853,000 doctors…what’s the math on that?  I read somewhere that it is 279 docs per 100,000 people.  Are they going to incentivize becoming a doctor now?  When is the madness going to end?

From the NY Times:

Obama Presses Senate to Act Quickly on Its Health Bill

WASHINGTON — The White House, growing concerned that the Congressional timetable for passing a health care overhaul could slip into next year, is stepping up pressure on the Senate for quick action, with President Obama appearing Sunday in the Rose Garden to call on senators to “take up the baton and bring this effort to the finish line.”

Mr. Obama’s remarks came just 14 hours after the House narrowly approved a landmark plan that would cost $1.1 trillion over 10 years and extend insurance coverage to 36 million uninsured Americans; the president called it “a courageous vote.” But the votes had barely been counted when the White House began turning its attention to an even bigger hurdle: getting legislation passed in the Senate.

“…a courageous vote.”  Mr. Obama, you have not yet seen the courage of the American people, and mark my words, it is coming.

In the Senate, Mr. Reid has merged two bills into one. The fine print is not public, but the broad outlines are known. Unlike the House bill, which pays to extend coverage by taxing individuals who earn more than $500,000 a year and couples who earn more than $1 million, the Senate bill imposes a 40 percent excise tax on so-called Cadillac plans that cost more than $8,000 a year for an individual or $21,000 for a family.

And unlike the House bill, which includes a national public plan, the Senate measure would allow states to opt out. But even that is too much government involvement for moderates like Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, a Democrat-turned-independent, who pledged Sunday to wage a filibuster to block any plan with a public option in it.

Yes, your state can opt out, like Hawaii, but you will still be paying the taxes.

“If the public option plan is in there,” Mr. Lieberman said on “Fox News Sunday,” “as a matter of conscience, I will not allow this bill to come to a final vote.”

What a joke! How many of us believe that Lieberman is actually going to stand up?

Apart from substantive hurdles, the Senate bill faces procedural ones; Mr. Reid cannot bring it to the floor for debate until he gets an analysis, or “score,” from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, expected later this week. The delay could push Senate consideration of the bill until after Thanksgiving, which could in turn make it very difficult for Congress to meet Mr. Obama’s goal of signing a health bill into law by the end of this year.

The timing is crucial. Administration officials say Mr. Obama wants to wrap up work on health care so that he can turn his attention to other legislative priorities, including passing an energy bill and revamping financial regulations. But White House officials also know that the closer the final vote comes to the November 2010 midterm Congressional elections, the more difficult it will be to pass legislation.

I wonder what the percentage of the private wealth now controlled by the federal government will be after they pass Cap and Trade.  That percentage is currently 30% since Obama took office, and will be 48% if healthcare goes through. They should be called tax and straightjacket liberals for all the new regulations that are decimating free enterprise in this country.

Sending members of Congress home over an extended Christmas break without a health care bill in hand could prove disastrous politically. Democrats remember well the setbacks they suffered over the August recess when the Senate Finance Committee failed to meet Mr. Obama’s deadline for finishing its measure, and lawmakers were pummeled in town-hall-style meetings around the country.

“The holiday break is viewed the same way as the August break,” said one Democrat close to the White House, speaking anonymously to discuss strategy. “We don’t want a repeat. We could probably survive it, but why take the chance?” (emphasis mine)

Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me?  These elitist aristocrats have absolutely no idea the buttons they are pushing, and if constitutionalists and conservatives did not have such strong moral compasses, and believe in the strength of the Constitution, dark days would have already been upon us and the aristocrats chances of survival would have been nil.

By Logistics Monster


  • no-nonsence-nancy -

    They are more than disgusting. I’m startig my letters to senators. not that it does any good, but I’ll try.

    This Sat. we are having a big march on our state capitol here in PA against excessive spending. I don’t know if all the states are doing it or not.

  • California Patriot -

    It is maddening and depressing to know that we have leaders who are crushing the Constitution. I can’t believe this is America. I am so fearful that people are going to give up and go along. That’s what those psychos are hoping for.

    The mainstream has not tried to touch on any of this, really. They just gloss over it. People will not come to a shocking wake up until it is too late.

  • It is incredible to me that this was rushed through in such a reckless and “in your face, Americans” mentality. What happened to openness and discussion? Oh, I know, it doesn’t matter what the people think. What a sham our gov is turning out to be. I suppose it explains in part why when I checked the price of gold this morning with the widget, http://www.learcapital.com/exactprice , that it had jumped up to $1111.60 and ounce. The financial markets see the dollar tanking in the face off all this spending by our gov and so bounce goes the gold. Just amazing. No wonder India and China are trying to use their dollar reserves to purchase other investments.

  • California Patriot -

    I feel such despair for my country right now. I’m starting to feel hopeless because they have essentially taken complete control over our lives. There are so many mindless people walking around who don’t have a clue. Where are those who can help us save ourselves and our country? I don’t want to live the rest of my life a prisoner in my own country. I don’t want a government telling me what medical treatment I can or can’t have. How did this happen to us.

  • no-nonsence-nancy -

    California Patriot,
    Please don’t despair. It has to pass the senate yet, and it will be an entirely different bill, however just as bad, but it is going to harder in the senate. We patriots have to charge on as we have been doing. Each time there is tea party or whatever we get more and more Americans attending. Our numbers are very large now from what I understand. JB Williams is calling for all of the patriot groups to join into one group (but still continue their own agendas)so we have more strength. You can go to FreedomForce.us and also read his articles at http://www.canadafreepress.com.

  • Heed Nancy’s advice CA Patriot. Do not despair because the pendulum swings back – if you know what I mean. We are not going to end up like china or russia – do not worry. Keep fighting.

  • You’re right, Diamond, we’ve got to keep fighting.

    I’ve been flooding the Senators with emails and telephone calls (even on Sunday) and although it will probably do no good (nor did it with the House) I will keep on like the persistant bee who keeps coming even while you try to shoo it away. We need to keep getting our barbs and stingers in there and maybe one or two will hit its mark.

    Don’t forget Chris Dodd and his committee working on the Banking Reform bill and the upcoming Immigration bill. While they have us concentrating on the Health bill they will try to sneak something else under the radar while we’re not looking. This bunch is good at that.

  • Of course I am watching Dodd and rereading the committee draft of Barney’s bs. What really saddens me is that I just cannot come out and say what I see happening and where all of this is leading – because I would get in more trouble than I am in now. LOL Rest assured though, the more noise we make, the more the rest of America wakes up – and that is a good thing.

  • Had dinner with my mom last night. She isn’t doing too well so we brought her Chinese takeout. My mom is a very liberal Dem and was a big supporter of Obama but she really didn’t like that PelosiCare bill that passed late Saturday night.

  • Letty aka granny gripes -

    THE LIGHT at the end of the tunnel is a TRAIN!

    They lie to the public VIA the PRESS, oh, I am not for such and such and on the fence, just to get us off their backs.

    THEY already know they are going to vote for whatever comes to the floor!

    THEY NEED the air time, the attention, the name recognition, and so they string us all along.

    I say, we unite, move to the 2010 campaign today and stop making ourselves insane by trying to get their attention.

    THEIR BLOW SMOKE UP OUR PANTS IS A HOAX, tingle, tingle, tingle up our legs, just more fund raising opportunities!

    THE JUSTICE in this disaster is that: democrats will have to pay 15,000 in HC and or FINES AND JAIL.
    LET THOSE YOUNG GA GA GA GA Hollywood blind OBOTS get the shock of their lives. THEY actually think they are going ot get free HC. NOT A CHANCE!

    PLUS: The obese are going to have to go to fat loss camps and food comsumption retaining camps.

    PLUS: under this bill, OBAMA gets 100% control over all of our body parts: Anyone remember “COMA”


    President Obama’s newly confirmed regulatory czar defended the possibility of removing organs from terminally ill patients without their permission.

    Cass Sunstein also has strongly pushed for the removal of organs from deceased individuals who did not explicitly consent to becoming organ donors.

    In his 2008 book, “Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness,” Sunstein and co-author Richard Thaler discussed multiple legal scenarios regarding organ donation

    . One possibility presented in the book, termed by Sunstein as “routine removal,” posits that “the state owns the rights to body parts of people who are dead or in certain hopeless conditions, and it can remove their organs without asking anyone’s permission.”

    “Though it may sound grotesque, routine removal is not impossible to defend,” wrote Sunstein. “In theory, it would save lives, and it would do so without intruding on anyone who has any prospect for life.”

  • Letty aka granny gripes -

    THE ONLY ray of hope is: in 2010 and 2012,
    We beat them
    We can overturn most of the Fiscal disasters, UNLESS OBOT signs the Global Warming treaty and the US Senate ratifies it. Then we are doomed forever.

    THE HC REFORM hoax, population control scam, really cannot be undone. It can be amended a wee bit, but it is going to be eternal.

    SO, That Global Warmng Treaty is on the TOP of our LIST to defeat!

    AGAIN, everyone has to get beind candidates who can and will win, not the soap opera type who are just going to bleed and drain the campaign resources.

    EVERYONE has to get everyone else to volunteer no less than 5 hours a week during 2010 campaign for Senate and Congressional replacements. IT does not cost money to roll up your sleeves!

  • Letty aka granny gripes -

    Everyone has to face the ruthless truth, any candidate who cannot break 25-30% out of the gate needs to step aside,

    Respect for Penry in CO, he did the right thing.
    Crist needs to move out of the way! Besides he is responsible for McCain anyway!

    Hutchinson needs to move out of the way. I like her, I respect her, but she does NOT HAVE THE RIGHT STUFF to Turn Texas into the New Republic of Texas!

    GOV’s can save this nation if we elect those who have spine and fangs!

  • Letty aka granny gripes -

    DT is so right

    do NOT dispair, 2010 is only 12 months away, that is a very short fuse!

    see that new AD, on I think biggovernment.com or Hotair.com or redstate.com

    The No votes voted to protect the SENIORS

    While it was largely lost in the debate over passage of Pelosi-care on Saturday night, it may turn out that the most politically costly vote many Democrats cast was against the Motion to Recommit.

    Simply put, the Motion to Recommit gives the minority party one last chance to force a vote on a change to the underlying bill. Here’s a summary sent out by the Republican leadership of the Motion to Recommit on the health care overhaul:

    The Republican Motion to Recommit H.R. 3962, Speaker Pelosi’s Government Take-Over of Health Care, would amend the bill to add medical liability reform (savings of $54 billion) and use the savings achieved to create a “Seniors Protection and Medicare Regional Payment Equity Fund.”

    The fund would require the Secretary to prioritize funding to protect those seniors hit hardest by the cuts to Medicare under Speaker Pelosi’s bill. Specifically, the purpose of the fund would be to:

    Preserve seniors’ access to Medicare Advantage,
    Protect seniors’ access to medically-necessary care (including seeing doctors and hospitals without waiting in lines, and preventing coverage determinations based on cost), and
    Address payment inequities and geographic variations in Medicare that hurts seniors who live in areas with high-quality, low-cost services.
    The Pelosi Government Take-Over of Health Care cuts more than $500 billion from Medicare, leaving seniors with reduced benefits and fewer choices. While at the same time, the Pelosi bill protects trial lawyers by not addressing real medical liability reform, a critical reform that would reduce health care costs for all Americans. The Republican motion to recommit offers Members a choice on who to protect: seniors or trial lawyers.

    Naturally, almost every Democrat in the House of Representatives voted against the motion. They will face commercials attacking them for supporting their trial lawyer buddies instead of Medicare recipients.

  • no-nonsence-nancy -

    Regarding forced organ donation–as a nurse of many years I have seen many cancer patients recover or go into remission after doctors have given them no hope. Did you ever hear of mind over body? It is just outrageous to think that they would do forced organ transplants on live patients.

  • The idea of forced harvesting of organs scares me to death. Had something like this been in force 5 yrs ago, I wouldn’t be here now. I can personally vouch for “No Nonsense Nancey’s” statement in the above comment. While one dr. might think you’re a goner, there might be another one out there who sees it differently. Whose opinion do think Obamaites are going to take? Especially if there is some rich patient on tap who needs your body part.

  • Letty, Crist is getting hit hard in Florida. There are several questionable associates that have come to light. I admit I voted for him but as the lesser of two evils at the time.

    Rubio has really taken off and is getting a lot of notice. I hope that he will be able to pull off the nomination. Charlie has really shown his true colors and it is not a pretty sight.

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