Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pelosi Calls In Her Marker

Nancy Pelosi has apparently called in the marker she had on Charlie Rangel for keeping him on as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) held a hearing this morning to certify that H.R. 3200 -- the main House Obamacare bill which was the subject of all the town hall rage in August -- has met all requirements to pass as a “budget reconciliation” measure.

Under reconciliation, the bill can be passed by a simple majority vote in the Senate -- just 51 votes -- and will be given preferential treatment on the House floor as well. The Dems have apparently invoked the “nuclear option” to shut out Republicans and ensure the bill is passed before the end of the year.

The bill certified for “reconciliation” is the Ways & Means version of H.R. 3200 that was passed out of committee before the August break, and before it was read aloud at town hall meetings across the country and blasted by voters across the country.
It contains all of the horrors previously exposed: federal funding of abortion, coverage for illegal aliens, comparative effectiveness, healthcare rationing, deep cuts to Medicare. Everything the American people overwhelmingly reject.
Queen Nancy and her like minded progressives in congress seem hell bent on cramming this down our throats. Nancy probably doesn't have much to worry about, but for those congress critters who have constituents who don't go around in a constant drug induced stupor, this could cause trouble.

Of course all these different versions of these bills have to still be mashed together, but I think once it is done Frankenstein is going to be viewed as a beauty pageant winner in comparison. And this bill will be far more dangerous.

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