The Obama-Pelosi-Reid Death Care Bills MUST BE DEFEATED As They Are Totalitarian In Their Scope To Make Slaves Of Us All To A Tyrannical Communist Regime That Has Control Of The Government - Pelosi's Plan Requires Monthly Abortion Premium And Establishes A Rationing Waiting List

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/zieve/091105

November 5, 2009

Pelosi vows ObamaCare ram-through by Saturday

By Sher Zieve

The female head of the US Marxist/Democrat Party (formerly known as the Democrat Party), Nancy Pelosi (M/D-CA) has vowed to affect a vote by this Saturday in order to shove the totalitarian House version of ObamaCare down the throats of the American people; despite the inarguable fact that the non-partisan (but, Obama-staffed) Congressional Budget Office's assessment of ObamaCare appears very dire for and to the American people. In letters to both Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT) and Rep. Charles Rangel (M/D-NY) the CBO stated:

"Among other things, H.R. 3962 would establish a mandate for most legal residents of the United States to obtain health insurance; set up insurance "exchanges" through which certain individuals and families could receive federal subsidies to substantially reduce the cost of purchasing that coverage; significantly expand eligibility for Medicaid; substantially reduce the growth of Medicare's payment rates for most services (relative to the growth rates projected under current law); impose an income tax surcharge on high-income individuals; and make various other changes to the federal tax code, Medicaid, Medicare, and other programs."

So, the American people will be forced to buy insurance (it will be government-run ObamaCare as Pelosi's H.R. 3962 includes high fines/penalties for those who remain with private insurance), Medicare services will be cut and greatly reduced (Bye-Bye Seniors!) and — although it has nothing whatsoever to do with health insurance — there will be yet a new tax slapped on successful individuals; that is if they are wealthy opposers of Dictator-in-Chief Obama.

Some additional horrors, provided by the House Republican Conference, included in this even-worse-than-H.R. 3200 proposal are the addition of 111 new boards, bureaucratic agencies, new government takeover programs and commissions to force compliance. Remember, this is NOT about either healthcare or insurance reform. ObamaCare has always been and still is about the total control by the Marxist/Democrat ruling class of the American people. In other words, it's the New Slavery Program for the USA.

On the other hand, the CBO advises that the Republican healthcare plan would reduce healthcare payments and reduce the deficit by $68 Billions over 10 years. House Minority Leader John Boehner added: "Not only does the GOP plan lower health care costs, but it also increases access to quality care, including for those with pre-existing conditions, at a price our country can afford." The CBO also places the costs for the Republican bill at $61 Billions and the Marxist/Democrat bill at $1.05 Trillions! Can you say insanity reigns supreme?

Note: The Republican bill does not include the destruction of either the healthcare system or the takeover of human lives — as does the Marxist/Democrat bill.

And it was just announced on Fox News, today 5 November, that Senate majority leader Harry Reid (M/D-NV) used illegal tactics today in an attempt to ram the largest tax increase in US history (aka Cap and Trade/Cap and Tax) with no input from anyone save those other hard Marxist senators.

Folks, the Marxist ruling elite — led by Obama the Tyrant — are just about to steal what's left of our country and place all of us into bondage. It appears that we have now reached critical mass and it's time to pick up our pitch forks, torches and whatever else we have to fight back. And it had best be soon as Obama & Co are working to delete the Second Amendment. It's either that or agree to submit to slavery.

GOP Plan/CBO Analysis of ObamaCare:
http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/10666

CBO Analysis Letter to Rep. Rangel:
http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/106xx/doc10688/hr3962Rangel.pdf

Staffing the takeover of the American people:
http://www.gop.gov/policy-news/09/11/02/new-federal-bureaucracies-created-in

CBO: Republican health plan would reduce premiums, cut deficit:
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/CBO-Prepublican-health-plan-would-reduce-premiums — 69270747.html

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
http://www.cwfa.org/articles/17974/MEDIA/freedom/index.htm


Rep. Michelle Bachmann's House Call on Capitol Hill
With hardly any advanced notice, citizens by the busloads dropped what they were doing and came to Washington, D.C. today to drive home their opposition to government-run health care, higher taxes, and the public funding of abortion. Following a nearly 2-hour rally, they went knocking on the doors of key Congressional offices. Click here for more.




The Senate Finance Committee is expected to finish its work on the $1.67 trillion health care bill later this week. And Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) is already planning how to strong arm this bill onto the Senate floor next week.

The Finance Committee bill that is being considered right now is not even a complete bill. Rather, it's just a "conceptual framework" of the bill. In fact, liberals on the Finance Committee rejected an amendment requiring the full bill be presented and made available to the public for 72 hours before it could be considered.

According to a new Rasmussen poll, only 41 percent of Americans favor President Obama's and Congressional Democrats' health care plan. This is the lowest rating since they've started taking this poll. Senator Reid knows that their health care agenda is losing public appeal, so he is trying to act quickly.

He has decided to use an unprecedented legislative process to get this bill on the floor for a vote. Once the Finance Committee passes its health care bill, Senator Reid will merge it with the Health Committee bill (with help from the White House). He will then make a motion to proceed to a completely different bill regarding AIG bonuses that is on the Senate calendar. This motion to proceed requires 60 votes. And once the Senate takes up this bill, they will only need a simple majority to pass it. This process completely undermines the legislative process and it discounts our opinion!

Please call your Senators today at 202-224-3121 and urge them to oppose this shell game.

In particular, we need calls to the following Senators:

Evan Bayh (D-Indiana)
Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana)
Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas)
Joseph Lieberman (I-Connecticut)
Jon Tester (D-Montana)
Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas)
Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) Mark Warner (D-Virginia)
Jim Webb (D-Virginia)
Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska)



Americans want more affordable and accessible health care, but a massive take-over by the government may be what we get. To spur his political supporters to pressure congressmen, President Obama claimed that if Congress does not pass health care legislation by the end of this year the opportunity will be lost. Just like the financial sector bail-out and auto bail-out, "urgency" and "crisis" are the tactics-of-the-day to pass legislation that may radically change a major sector of American society without a full vetting. The first bail-outs dealt with our economy. Health care, however, goes beyond our pocketbooks. The bills being debated will determine who decides which patients will get what (if any) treatments, and literally, who will live and who will die. And, by the way, will we pay more for less. This debate could lead to giving patients and their doctors more choices and freedom to make decisions, or limit choices and transfer the power to make decision from patients to government bureaucracies. It comes down to: Who will decide what treatment you can get, when you can get it, and will your taxes be increased while your access is reduced. Concerned Women for America is working with legislators to address this fast-moving debate. To help understand what is at stake, Concerned Women for America provides these links to articles and resources:

 

Articles

·                  Questions for Your Congressmen on Health Care

·                  Where Is Obama’s ‘Center’?

·                  The "R" Word — From John Goodman's Health Policy Blog

·                  The Death Panels Are Real. We Have the Video

·                  U.K. on Obamacare: Been there, done that

·                  Health Care Reform Bill Would Allow Abortion Business in Public School Clinics

·                  Obama's Senior Moment
Why the elderly are right to worry when the government rations medical care.

·                  More Health Care Nonsense

·                  The Truth About Health Insurance

·                  Gov't insurance would allow coverage for abortion

·                  ABC’s Stossel Slams Socialized Medicine

·                  Deadly Doctors

·                  MEMO: Pelosi-Reid Democrats' Efforts to Rename the “Public Option” Proposal a “CO-OP”

·                  What Is Not In The Health Care Bill

·                  Senator Thompson on the Obama Health Care

·                  Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Is Not Health-Care Reform

·                  Lessons For Health Care Reform

·                  Downgrading American Medical Care

·                  Call It What It Is: Rationed Health Care

·                  Conservatives for Patients' Rights

·                  Patients United Now

·                  Health Care Freedom Coalition

·                  Resources from The Heritage Foundation

·                  From The Brody Files: Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) Wants Abortions On Obama's Health Care Reform

·                  A Comical Visualization of Obama's Health Care Reform and Wait Times Using Legos

·                  The Democrats Plan to Spend $1.6 Trillion Creating Government-Run Healthcare

·                  Organizational Chart of the House Democrats' Health Care Plan

·                  OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE REFORM: How It Will Hurt American Families

·                  President Obama’s Medicare Welcomes the Grim Reaper

·                  From Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi to the Emergency Room — The Reality of Health Care Rationing

·                  "One Size Fits All": Not Good for Clothes, Not Good for Health Care

·                  Is Government-Run Healthcare Really More for Less?




Quick video shows what Obama is 'hyding" when he says federal law bars funding abortion in the health care bill.


Jack Webb Schools President Obama - A Republican Response to the President’s Address


Stuart Shepard's CitizenLink Stoplight® commentary comparing candy-dish principles to public-policy reality


Ronald Reagan Speaks Against Socialized Medicine


Rep. Zoe Lofgren Admits:
Obamacare will pay for abortions



Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Ignores Constituent
Takes Phone Call During Question



The Public Plan Deception - It's Not About Choice


The Truth About "Obama Care"

 

 

 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704013004574517603592213342.html

 

The Madness of Queen Nancy

·                  By JOHN FUND

 

It's one thing to be serene under fire, it's another to be delusional.
 
More than a few Democrats in Congress are perplexed and worried that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is insisting on ramming through a 1,900-page health care bill on Saturday, just days after her party took heavy losses in Tuesday's elections. "It reminds me of Major Nicholson, the obsessed British major in the film 'Bridge on the River Kwai,'" one Democrat told me. "She is fixated on finishing her health care bridge even as she's lost sight of where it's going and what damage it could cause to her own troops."
 
Indeed, the Speaker's take on Tuesday's off-year elections struck some of her own members as delusive "happy talk." "From our perspective, we won last night," a cheerful Ms. Pelosi told reporters, citing her party's pick-up of a single House seat in a New York special election and retention of another strongly Democratic seat in California.
 
That's not how many of her own troops see it. Democratic Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama told Politico.com that members are "very, very sensitive" to the fact that the agenda being pushed by party leaders has "the potential to cost some of our front-line members their seats"
 
On health care, added New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell: "People who had weak knees before are going to have weaker knees now."
 
Ms. Pelosi, however, apparently thinks the moment is ripe to use sheer political muscle to pass legislation reordering one sixth of the economy, with zero Republican support. The right mixture of "incentives" and Rahm Emanuel-style pressure, she believes, will bring enough Democrats to heel to vote for the bill.
 
The obsession Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have with passing health care strikes some Democratic moderates as a completely misplaced priority. Polls show that fewer than a fifth of Americans rank health care reform as the most important issue. Their biggest concern right now is jobs. Only 29% of voters in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll believe the economy "has hit the bottom."
 
That's also the message from Moody's Mark Zandi, who has become the de facto chief outside economic adviser to the Democratic Congress in recent months and has been telling House Democrats to expect unemployment to be "sticky and stubborn," remaining near 10% a year from now. A similar warning comes from Christina Romer, chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, who predicts unemployment will be 9.5% when midterm elections occur a year from now.
 
These considerations spook not just the 49 House Democrats who sit in districts won by John McCain last year. Even liberals say lessons need to be taken from Tuesday's shellacking: "What the exit polls showed was real voter fatigue with how crowded the plate is," Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia, chairman of his party's freshman class, told the New York Times. "We need to take a deep breath, step back and clean the plate before we add to it."
 
That the bill would be a job killer isn't the only concern. Democrats worry about a backlash from the one-fourth of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage -- a program that faces steep cuts in both the likely Senate and House bills.
 
But Speaker Pelosi isn't about to step back. In fact, she plans to force her troops to vote on health care just one day after Friday's jobless numbers are due, which are likely to show unemployment still growing. "When I take this bill to the floor, it will win," she proclaimed earlier this year.
 
One Democratic House moderate says the leadership has mislearned a lesson from the 1994 collapse of Hillary Clinton's health care bill. "They believe they lost the elections that year because they failed to pass anything," he says. "But they forget it might have been even worse if they'd passed the wrong bill."
 
The obsession with passing a clearly flawed and overly complex health care bill does indeed recall the classic movie in which Major Nicholson (played memorably by Alec Guinness) convinces his fellow British POWs in Thailand to build a railway bridge for their Japanese captors -- losing touch with the larger reality that the bridge would be used by the enemy against his own people.
 
John Feenery, who worked for then-House Minority Leader Bob Michel, sees many similarities with Congress's ill-fated rush to pass "catastrophic" health coverage for seniors in 1988. "Like the catastrophic bill, the Democrats' health care bill frontloads the pain and backloads the gain," he told CNN last month. Because Democrats wanted to avoid a negative deficit score from the Congressional Budget Office, taxes went up immediately while benefits were phased in. But seniors revolted. House Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski was famously chased down a Chicago street by an angry mob. In November, 1989 -- almost exactly 20 years ago -- Congress took the extraordinary step of repealing the catastrophic health care law.
 
Should the far more complex health care bill now being debated pass, no one expects it could be fully repealed. But Democrats surely would pay a political price for passing a liberal bill with no bipartisan support. Like Major Nicholson on the River Kwai, they may wake up to find they built a monument to a set of presumptions that were really a form of madness.
 
 
DOCTOR'S ORDERS
WorldNetDaily Exclusive
GOP's Boehner: Pelosi plans 'monthly abortion premium' 
House minority leader says 2,032-page health-care takeover specifies payments
--WND


 
DOCTOR'S ORDERS
GOP's Boehner: Pelosi plans 'monthly abortion premium'
House minority leader says 2,032-page health-care takeover specifies payments


Posted: November 05, 2009
12:01 pm Eastern


By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

 

U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, is warning voters across America that the "government takeover of health care" pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., contains a "monthly abortion premium" for participants of a proposed government insurance company.

The issue of abortion funding in the Democratic plan has been contentious, with many moderate Democrats who recognize their constituents oppose mandating taxpayer funding for abortion concerned about the underlying support for the industry in the proposals.


Members of the GOP largely have opposed the health-care plan for a multitude of reasons, including abortion funding.


Today on his House blog, Boehner said the plan sets up funding for abortion-industry leaders that could include Planned Parenthood.


"Health care reform should not be used as an opportunity to use federal funds to pay for elective abortions," Boehner wrote. "Health reform should be an opportunity to protect human life – not end it."


But, he said, line 17 of page 110 of Pelosi's 2,032-page plan specifically states, "Abortions for which Public Funding is Allowed."


There, Boehner explained, the Health and Human Services Secretary "is given the authority to determine when abortion is allowed under the government-run plan."


"What is even more alarming is that a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan," Boehner continued. "It's right there on line 16, page 96, section 213, under 'Insurance Rating Rules.' The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account – and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services."


Boehner continued, "Section 213 describes the process in which the Health Benefits Commissioner is to assess the monthly premiums that will be used to pay for elective abortions under the government-run plan. The commissioner must charge at a minimum $1 per enrollee per month."
But he said most Americans believe any health care bill should not mandate funding of elective abortion coverage.


"Currently, federal appropriations bills include language known as the Hyde Amendment that prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for elective abortions under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, while another provision, known as the Smith Amendment, prohibits federal funding of abortion under the federal employees' health benefits plan," he said.


Pelosi, however, mandates such payments in her "health care monstrosity," Boehner said.
"The American people deserve more from their government than being forced to pay for abortion," he said.


The health care proposal was the target of a massive rally in Washington today.


The event was called by lawmakers led by Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., who cited a massive outpouring of opposition as "the most effective way we have to kill socialized medicine and to do it this week."


"Nothing is more effective at reaching a congressman than having a citizen come to Washington, D.C. – not asking for a handout, not asking for tax money, not asking to take some liberty away from somebody else, but just asking for freedom," Bachmann said.


In addition to a "Pink Slips" campaign under way warning members of Congress of the impact of their votes, a WND reader has submitted an idea for those planning to attend to print their own "Pink Slip" poster and ticket.


The images have been embedded in a PDF file available online.


"The 'Pink Slip' posters and tickets can be easily printed from any printer and are available for anyone to use for the rallies tomorrow. The 'Pink Slip' poster is designed for the rally and the 'Pink Slip' tickets are designed to be given to every socialist Congressman who supports this bill," wrote reader Joseph Smith.


(Editor's note: Concerned individuals may contact their respective representatives and senators.)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live: Conservatives Rally in DC Against Health Care Bill...
 
 
Pelosi's Government-Run Health Plan Will Require Monthly Abortion Premium...

 
Plan to Help 'Uninsurables' Requires 6-Month Wait...

 
 

Battling Pelosicare; Update: Thousands descend on D.C., “You work for us!”

 

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 5, 2009 08:28 AM

 

Scroll for updates…Fox News is livestreaming the Capitol protest here
Hey, Nancy, look out the window. You can see health care protesters from your House.






Protest signs at the Capitol


House Republicans are holding a 12-hour live online telecast today starting at 1pm Eastern to expose the perils and pitfalls of Pelosicare — and to spotlight the GOP alternative.


You can tune in here. Spread the word.


***


Reminder: Rep. Michele Bachmann, Mark Levin, and Jon Voight will join other House Republicans and grass-roots activists from across the country on the Capitol steps at noon today to protest the Democrats’ government health care takeover plans. Be there in spirit for Operation Housecall by melting the phones today.


***


The CBO has scored the GOP health care reform alternative:

 

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) confirmed in a letter tonight that the Republican health care plan will lower health care premiums by up to 10 percent and reduce the deficit by $68 billion over 10 years without imposing tax increases on families and small businesses:


“When it comes to reforming health care, controlling skyrocketing costs is the American peoples’ top priority. Now CBO has confirmed that the Republican plan will lower health care costs for American families, and that’s good news for everyone struggling in today’s economy. The choice now could not be clearer: Speaker Pelosi’s plan raises costs. Our plan lowers them.


“Not only does the GOP plan lower health care costs, but it also increases access to quality care – including for those with pre-existing conditions – at a price our country can afford. The cost of the Speaker’s bill, now at $1.3 trillion and counting, is a debt that will be paid for by our kids and our grandkids. The American people deserve a better solution, and Republicans’ smart, fiscally-responsible plans give them exactly what they want.”


NOTE: In a letter delivered tonight, CBO estimated that the GOP health care plan would reduce average private health insurance premiums per enrollee in the United States relative to what they would be under current law. Specifically:


• For the small group market (generally businesses with 2 to 50 employees), the GOP plan would reduce premiums in 2016 for example by up to 10 percent.
• For the individual market, the GOP plan would reduce premiums in 2016 by up to eight percent.
• For the large group market, the GOP plan would reduce premiums in 2016 by up to three percent.

 

Now is the time to disabuse Nancy Pelosi of the delusional notion that she “won” election night.


***


Crikey:

 

When asked by CNSNews.com what specific part of the Constitution authorizes Congress to mandate that individuals must purchase health insurance, Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) pointed to the part of the Constitution that he says authorizes the federal government “to provide for the health, welfare and the defense of the country.” In fact, the word “health” appears nowhere in the Constitution.

 

***


Update 11:30am Eastern. Politico reports that thousands have descended on the Capitol. There have been a few arrests… of Code Pinkos who protested at Joe Lieberman’s office.

 

Capitol Police arrested nine protesters Thursday morning in the Hart Senate office building as thousands of Tea Party activists descended on the Capitol building to protest the trillion dollar health care bill and government spending.


The gathering was organized by local Tea Party groups around the country, who are arriving in Washington this morning by the busload. Conservative leaders in Congress, led by Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), have taken to the airwaves to encourage the activists to show up on the Capitol steps and demand meetings with members of Congress. The crowd is expected to grow into the thousands by noon, when Bachmann has promised to lead some protesters to a press conference inside the Capitol to express their opposition to the health care bill in person to members of Congress.


Speaking on conservative talker Laura Ingraham’s radio show this morning, Bachmann encouraged people listening to show up on the West Front steps, but she said they should show up with “cameras” instead of “pitchforks.”


A Capitol Police spokeswoman confirmed to POLITICO that nine activists were arrested in the Hart building, and they are being processed at police headquarters. All the buildings in the Capitol complex remain open for now.


The protesters, who are occupying the patch of grass only a few yards from where Barack Obama took the oath of office on Jan. 20, are chanting “you work for us!” Many are holding signs that echo their distrust of Obama and their belief that he is pursuing socialist policies.

 

Attendees report that crowd is shouting “Kill the bill!” and calling out Pelosi. Follow #housecall for live tweets.

 

 

 

 

SOMETHING IN THE AIR
WorldNetDaily Exclusive
Patriots swarm Capitol
to protest Obamacare

10,000 chant wildly to Congress:
'Hands off health care,' 'Kill the bill'

--WND
 
SOMETHING IN THE AIR
Taxpayers swarm Capitol to protest Obamacare
10,000 chant to Congress: 'Hands off our health care' and 'Kill the bill'


Posted: November 05, 2009
9:12 am Eastern


By Anita Crane and Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily


U.S. Capitol


WASHINGTON – A crowd of at least 10,000 has descended on the Capitol to protest the trillion-dollar health-care bill and possibly storm the halls of congressional office buildings following a massive rally.
With less than a week's notice, the throng steadily grew as buses unloaded for an "Emergency House Call on Congress" to stop the House from passing the bill.


A group of legislators led by Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., hosted the emergency town-hall meeting. House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have presented a nearly 2,000-page bill, combining different versions drafted by three House committees, which is projected to cost at least $1.1 trillion.


Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said he expects the House take the final version to the floor on Saturday.


But thousands of enthusiastic Americans have packed the Capitol grounds, chanting loudly: "Hands off our health care," "Burn the bill" and "You work for us!"


Many attendees are wearing patriotic clothing, carrying U.S. and "Don't Tread on Me" flags and waving signs that say, "You lie," "No socialistic health care" and "Politicians lie, patients die." They arrived as early as 8:30 a.m., coming by bus, car and plane from from all across the country, including states such as California, Oregon, Ohio, Iowa, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky and Texas.


Dozens of Republican lawmakers led the crowd in prayer and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.


Patsy Bailey, protester from Durwood, Md., told WND she believes lawmakers should be subject to their own health-care plan.


"Nobody knows what's in the bill," she said. "Are they going to sign up for this?"


Carolyn Bowman of Germantown, Md., had her own message for Congress, "I'm totally against government controlling our health care. Stay out of our lives!"


Eric Johnson, an attendee from Richmond, Va., said the issue is bigger than health-care reform.
"Along with standard reasons – like we can't afford this, and don't meddle in our lives – the biggest thing is that I know the people messing with this don't care about health care," he said. "It's a power grab, money grab mostly, for the Democratic Party. I'm fed up with the Republicans, too."


Protester Della Ellar of Richmond, Va., described herself as a proud WND reader. She plans to ask Nancy Pelosi why she won't accept the same health-care "reform" she is imposing on America.


Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, a group that helped bus 10,000 Americans to the Capitol, said, "Obama, Pelosi and Reid refuse to listen to American taxpayers who have clearly demonstrated through rallies, phone calls and congressional visits that they don't want to pay for a trillion-dollar, government-defined health-care plan."


Missy Smith, president of Women Against the Killing and Exploitation of Unprotected Persons, or WAKE UP, told WND she is leading a sit-in protest outside Pelosi's Washington office.


"We're protesting because the bill would provide taxpayer funding of child-killing," she said. "We will crumple the massive bill one page at a time and leave it tattered on the floor. We are deeply troubled that Nancy Pelosi wants to fund the murder of innocent babies under the guise of health care. She's a Catholic, and she should know better."


As a post-abortive mother who has counseled many others through the injuries and haunting sorrow of abortion, Smith said she's ready to be arrested if that's what it takes to stop this legislation fraught with danger to women, babies, the disabled and the elderly.


According to Politico, Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, invited thousands of protesters to enter the House buildings and find their representatives after the rally.


"I invite you, when the rally's over, to travel in those halls, look at the walls, find your (representative) and walk in," she said. "Let them know how you feel about this bill."


House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, held up a copy of the U.S. Constitution, and Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., shouted to Pelosi, "Madam Speaker, throw out this bill."


Actor John Voight and "Liberty and Tyranny" author Mark Levin spoke at today's event. Dr. Betsy McCaughey, former New York lieutenant governor and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, spoke as well.


Voight told the crowd the Obama administration's "lies and deception are blatant," Politico reported.


"Maybe it was the 20 years of subconscious programming by Rev. Wright to damn America," he said.


The crowd cheered wildly for Rep. Bachmann as a protester shouted, "Palin/Bachmann 2012!"
Bachmann declared to a tightly packed crowd, "You came! You came to your House! We put the word out just a couple of days ago, and you came!"


As WND reported, Bachmann had been urging citizens to come to Washington and "pay an emergency House call to Congress" this week.


"This is the most effective way we have to kill socialized medicine," she said. "Nothing is more effective at reaching a congressman than having a citizen come to Washington, D.C. – not asking for a handout, not asking for tax money, not asking to take some liberty away from somebody else, but just asking for freedom."


Bachmann noted that Pelosi may have garnered the 218 votes necessary to pass the legislation Saturday.


Rep. Hoyer told reporters today, "We certainly have well over 218 people who say they want to vote for the bill."


Bachmann asked citizens to bring video cameras, office numbers and phone numbers of their representatives so they can find them and "get them on video saying how they will vote." The bill, if adopted, she said, "will be a disaster. It is unconstitutional. We need the help of American people."


WND editor Joseph Farah urged citizens who could not attend the rally to send "pink slips" to every member of Congress.


Bachmann said Americans are sending a crucial message to Congress today, making it clear that they do not support the Democrats' health "reform."


"We Republicans can't stop the passage," she said. "But with resistance from the American people, I am fully confident it can be defeated."


Developing …
(Editor's note: Concerned citizens may contact their respective representatives and senators.)

 

 

 

Pelosi's Government-Run Health Plan Will Require Monthly Abortion Premium...

 

Speaker Pelosi’s Government-Run Health Plan Will Require a Monthly Abortion Premium

 

Posted by GOP Leader Press Office on November 5th, 2009

Follow @GOPLeader on Twitter for updates.


Health care reform should not be used as an opportunity to use federal funds to pay for elective abortions. Health reform should be an opportunity to protect human life - not end it.
 
Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi’s 2,032-page government takeover of health care does just that.  On line 17, p. 110, section 222 under “Abortions for which Public Funding is Allowed” the Health and Human Services Secretary is given the authority to determine when abortion is allowed under the government-run plan.  The Speaker’s plan also requires that at least one insurance plan offered in the Exchange covers abortions.
 
What is even more alarming is that a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan.  It’s right there on line 16, page 96, section 213, under “Insurance Rating Rules.”  The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account - and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.
 
Section 213 describes the process in which the Health Benefits Commissioner is to assess the monthly premiums that will be used to pay for elective abortions under the government-run plan.  The Commissioner must charge at a minimum $1 per enrollee per month.
 
A majority of Americans believe that health care plans should not be mandated to provide elective abortion coverage, and a majority of Americans do not believe government health care plans should include abortion coverage. Currently, federal appropriations bills include language known as the Hyde Amendment that prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for elective abortions under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, while another provision, known as the Smith Amendment, prohibits federal funding of abortion under the federal employees’ health benefits plan.
 
Speaker Pelosi’s 2,032-page health care monstrosity is an affront to the American people and drastically moves away from current policy.  The American people deserve more from their government than being forced to pay for abortion.
 
House Republicans are offering a common-sense, responsible solution that would reduce health care costs and expand access while protecting the dignity of all human life. The Republican plan, available at HealthCare.GOP.gov, would codify the Hyde Amendment and prohibit all authorized and appropriated federal funds from being used to pay for abortion. And under the Republican plan, any health plan that includes abortion coverage may not receive federal funds.

 

1.   Rob Birchmeier Says:
November 5th, 2009 at 11:10 am
Please do all you can to stop this bill in its entirety. No compromise on government managed health care. Abortion is is a horrible thing but the rest of the bill would give entirely too much control over the lives of citizens to the government.

2.   Derick Schuhart Says:
November 5th, 2009 at 11:11 am Stop the insanity!!! We need republicans to step up and shoot this down. Take back America now!! Fight for us John!

3.   Mitch Says:
November 5th, 2009 at 11:19 am Keep fighting the fight…we will take back the House & Senate in 2010.

4.   Lauren Says:
November 5th, 2009 at 11:21 am This is ridiculous! I -DO NOT- support abortion and I -DO NOT- want to be forced to fund it because Pelosi wants to push her liberal SOCIALIST “healthcare” agenda on the American people.
Please stop this train-wreck!

5.   Brian T. Dunne Says:
November 5th, 2009 at 11:21 am Mr. Leader, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the work that you and your members are doing on this important issue. Please keep up the good work. I do not want ANY health reform from the current crop of Democrats in power currently. I believe that this issue should be addressed, although after at least one or two interviening election cycles.
Thank you,
Brian T. Dunne

6.   Tim Rohal Says:
November 5th, 2009 at 11:25 am It is good to see such a response from the GOP side. I am impressed with your citing specific pages and lines of the bill in your argument. Too often, the GOP response has been weak on specifics and that definitely been detrimental. Every time that false information is put out to the media, a direct quote that proves that it is false should be cited. In an age where there is 24-7 news coverage, no one should be given a pass to bend the truth.
Thank you so much for your courage in speaking the truth! We must always remember that when good compromises with evil, good is always diminished and evil always wins.



 

 

Health Care Revolt

GOP leaders formally present counter-legislation before a protesting crowd on steps of the Capitol
 
 
 

Republicans Try to Rally Resistance to Health Care Bill, as House Vote Nears

The GOP organized a "House Call" Thursday afternoon on Capitol Hill, where they plan to rally constituents concerned about the implications of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's bill. 
 
[This evil duo is smiling while they destroy America and the future for your children and grandchildren! - Gary L. Morella]

  

 

In this Sept. 8 photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talk about health care reform in Washington. (Reuters Photo)

House Republicans on Thursday rallied a crowd of protesters against the Democrats' health care legislation, decrying the bill on the steps of Congress in a last-ditch bid to derail or at least delay the legislation that is heading toward a possible vote Saturday. 
 
Thousands of protesters arrived by bus for the rally Thursday, which the GOP is calling an emergency "House Call." 
 
Republicans are calling on those who attend to corner, politely, their elected representatives in Congress and put pressure on them to think twice about voting for the more than $1 trillion health care overhaul pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 
 
Republicans are looking to reprise the kind of grassroots resistance that boiled up during the August recess at town hall meetings across the country. That resistance seemed to temper Democrats' ambitions for health care reform and just about dash any hope for passing a government-run insurance plan as part of the package -- but just a few months later, both the House and Senate have included so-called public options in their bills. 
 
"It seems like the lessons of the town halls and the tea parties are lost on these people," Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., told Fox News. "So we need to bring the town hall here ... and plead for real freedom-loving Americans to come to the steps of the U.S. Capitol." 
 
The conservative "tea party" movement has gotten involved with the rally, which is expected to feature speakers as well as the formal unveiling of the Republican version of health care reform. 
 
Bachmann said she hatched this idea as a way to "really kill this bill." 
 
"Republicans are in the minority, but a minority in Congress plus the American people equals the majority," Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., told Fox News Thursday. 


It's unclear how much of an impact the "House Call" can have so late in the process. Pelosi needs to unify Democrats around the package but does not need Republican support given the Democratic majority in the House. 
 
The Republicans have put forward their own version of health care reform as an alternative, but the Congressional Budget Office estimated that their plan -- while keeping premiums down and costing a mere fraction of the cost of the Democrats' bill -- would cover only 3 million more Americans. The Democrats' bill is projected to cover 36 million. 
 
"That's a very big difference," Pelosi told reporters Thursday, decrying the GOP version for not prohibiting insurance companies from discriminating against those with pre-existing conditions.
 
Pelosi spokesman Nadeam Elshami blasted the GOP plan in a brief memo Wednesday night. 
 
"Bottom line: Americans lose and insurance companies win under the Republican plan," he said.
 
Democrats won the endorsement of the AARP Thursday, which could help blunt some of the criticism directed at them over planned Medicare cuts. Democratic sources confirmed to Fox News that President Obama plans to meet with House Democrats Friday on Capitol Hill. 
 
But Pelosi and her deputies are still trying to secure Democratic votes, with disputes over federal funding for abortion and other issues causing a split. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told wire reporters Thursday that Democrats will have the 218 votes needed when the bill comes up. 
 
Republicans, though, are hoping their wins Tuesday in the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races will give moderate Democrats pause about supporting the 1,900-page bill. They continue to warn that the plan will drive up the cost of private plans and lead to crippling and persistent deficits. 
 
"A lot of Blue Dogs in this country are going to have a lot of 'splaining to do back at home in their districts, where people do not want the health care that's being peddled by this administration," Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele told Fox News. "They don't want government control. They don't want a government option." 
 
The Senate, where Democrats have a slighter majority, is not progressing quite as fast. There are emerging doubts over whether the Senate can bring a bill to the floor by the end of the year.

 

 

 

 

Pelosi-Care Vote May Come In Hours: Act Now‏

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi plans to ram ObamaCare down your throat in a matter of hours. And this time around, it won't be some watered-down version of ObamaCare... Pelosi's newest incarnation of ObamaCare is the worst yet.

     She's taken off the gloves... and she must be stopped.

     Congressman Tom Price, who also happens to be a doctor, said the following:

"Your concerns about a government takeover of health care have been totally ignored by Speaker Pelosi and her allies, who worked behind closed doors to write the bill. After months of debate, the bill they introduced today is essentially the same bill the American people have flat-out rejected."  

     But, with all due respect to Congressman Price, Pelosi's latest incarnation in the health care debate (the
“Affordable Health Care for America Act” H.R. 3962) is not "essentially the same bill the American people have flat-out rejected," ... not by any stretch of the imagination.

     It's actually far worse. At 1990 pages, it's almost twice the size as the first so-called House ObamaCare bill (H.R. 3200) and includes even more of what the American people have already flat-out rejected.

     Why would Pelosi and extreme leftists in Congress do such a thing? The answer may be simpler than you think.

     Pelosi and her allies in Congress forgot, long ago, that they serve the American people. And they weren't exactly thrilled when the American people soundly rejected their first health care legislative scam.

     So now... they are gunning for bear.

     It's almost as if they're saying: 
Oh... so you (the American people) didn't like our first health care offering... fine... we'll show you who's the boss... let's see how you like what we're going to ram down your throats now.

     They know the will of the American people is against them when it comes to their health care reform schemes, so... they've declared war. And they know they can win the day if they railroad this new-and-improved so-called health care package through Congress quickly... before you can react.

     Make no mistake, Pelosi and Barack Obama and Harry Reid have every intention of doing just that... ramming this legislation down the throats of the American people with lightning speed.

     And we're not the only ones saying that.

     According to the Heritage Foundation:
"Pelosi and the rest of the congressional leader want to fast-track the legislation" and Congressman Price observed that the "future of American health care is in the balance and we are on the clock."

     And that's why we must make our voices heard now. Speaking out is our only hope of stopping this latest health care scheme and if we make our voices heard in large numbers, we can stop it.





It's Even Worse Than You Think.

     Everything that was intolerable in the first House ObamaCare bill (H.R. 3200), is still in the second incarnation (H.R. 3962).

     Congressman Price again:

"Government-run insurance? Still in the bill. Higher taxes? You betcha. An individual mandate that restricts choices and innovation by requiring Washington to define what qualifies as health insurance? Check. A job-killing employer mandate, a budget-busting expansion of the Medicaid entitlement, and countless provisions that set Washington bureaucrats firmly between you and your doctor? Better believe it."

     Price adds:

"H.R. 3962 has all the 'government takeover' of H.R. 3200 with an extra thousand pages thrown into the mix. That's a whole lot of government involvement in personal, private health care decisions."

     But H.R. 3962 has even more goodies thrown in and it is, without a doubt, the new-and-improved version of ObamaCare. Here are just a few, courtesy of Congressman Mike Pence's House Republican Conference:
 

Page 111 - Section 223 establishes a new board of federal bureaucrats (the “Health Benefits Advisory Committee”) to dictate the health plans that all individuals must purchase.

Page 211 - Section 321 establishes a new government-run health plan that, according to non- partisan actuaries at the Lewin Group, would cause as many as 114 million Americans to lose their existing coverage.

Page 297 - Section 501 imposes a 2.5 percent tax on all individuals who do not purchase “bureaucrat-approved” health insurance - the tax would apply on individuals with incomes under $250,000, thus breaking a central promise of then-Senator Obama’s presidential campaign.


     And how's this for a sunset provision?

Page 94 - Section 202(c) prohibits the sale of private individual health insurance policies, beginning in 2013, forcing individuals to purchase coverage through the federal government.


      Of course, Members of Congress and their family members need not worry about how this radical overhaul of our nation's health care will affect them because:

Page 225 - Section 330 permits—but does not require—Members of Congress to enroll in government -run health care.

 





Here Are A Few More Little Nasties In H.R. 3962.

     We're not finished. It would be impossible to mention every egregious aspect of the 1990 page bill, but here are a few more notables... just to get the blood boiling.
 

Page 110 - Section 222(e) requires the use of federal dollars to fund abortions through the government-run health plan—and, if the Hyde Amendment were ever not renewed, would require the plan to fund elective abortions.

Page 313 - Section 512 imposes an 8 percent “tax on jobs” for firms that cannot afford to purchase “bureaucrat-approved” health coverage; according to an analysis by Harvard Professor Kate Baicker, such a tax would place millions “at substantial risk of unemployment”—with minority workers losing their jobs at twice the rate of their white counterparts.

Page 336 - Section 551 imposes additional job-killing taxes, in the form of a half-trillion dollar “surcharge,” more than half of which will hit small businesses; according to a model developed by President Obama’s senior economic advisor, such taxes could cost up to 5.5 million jobs.

Page 520 - Section 1161 cuts more than 150 billion [dollars] from Medicare Advantage plans, potentially jeopardizing millions of seniors’ existing coverage.

Page 733 - Section 1401 establishes a new Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research; the bill includes no provisions preventing the government-run health plan from using such research to deny access to life-saving treatments on cost grounds, similar to Britain’s National Health Service, which denies patient treatments costing more than 35,000 [pounds].


     And last, but certainly not least:

Page 1174 - Section 1802(b) includes provisions entitled 'Taxes On Certain Insurance Policies' to fund comparative effectiveness research, breaking Speaker Pelosi’s promise that 'We will not be taxing [health] benefits in any bill that passes the House,' and the President’s promise not to raise taxes on families with incomes under 250,000 [dollars].

 


 




"The Worst Bill Ever: Epic New Spending And Taxes, Pricier Insurance, Rationed Care, Dishonest Accounting: The Pelosi Health Bill Has It All."

     That's what the Wall Street Journal had to say about H.R. 3962. But that's not all the Journal said:

"The health bill she [Pelosi] unwrapped last Thursday, which President Obama hailed as a 'critical milestone,' may well be the worst piece of post-New Deal legislation ever introduced."

     Here's a scary prognosis:

"Taxes will need to rise precipitously, even as ObamaCare so dramatically expands government control of health care that eventually all medicine will be rationed via politics."

     The Journal also writes:

"Yet at this point, Democrats have dumped any pretense of genuine bipartisan 'reform' and moved into the realm of pure power politics as they race against the unpopularity of their own agenda. The goal is to ram through whatever income-redistribution scheme they can claim to be 'universal coverage.' The result will be destructive on every level—for the health-care system, for the country's fiscal condition, and ultimately for American freedom and prosperity."

     That last statement gives a valuable insight as to exactly how we can stop these idiotic leftist health care schemes once and for all.

     Extreme liberals in the House and the Senate as well as Barack Obama are indeed racing against their rising unpopularity.

     And health care will only be passed if these extreme liberals can make false and empty promises and ram legislation through Congress before the American people realize they are being duped.

     That's been their plan of action with each and every incarnation of ObamaCare and that is their plan today.

     But you've already made a huge difference. Your Blast Faxes and calls were decisive in putting the brakes on each and every previous incarnation of ObamaCare.

     They made a difference then and they can make a difference now. You made a difference then and you can make a difference right now.

     Let's not abandon the fight. Let's put a lid on this scheme to turn the United States into a socialist country under the guise of reforming health care once and for all.


Use the button below to send your urgent and personalized Blast Faxes to Barack Obama and the Leadership of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Or alternately, you can send your urgent and personalized Blast Faxes to Barack Obama and each and every Member of the House and Senate... that's over 530 Blast Faxes.

Tell them that Nancy Pelosi's latest incarnation of ObamaCare is probably the worst yet. Tell them you are sick and tired of the repeated attempts by liberals in Congress and the Obama Administration to craft egregious so-called health care reform legislation behind closed doors, market that legislation to the American people as something that it is not and then try to ram that legislation through Congress before anyone is any the wiser.

Demand, once and for all, that they stop the deceptions... the secret meetings... the legislative chicanery... the procedural tricks... the dark-of-night votes... the outright lies Demand that they scrap ObamaCare once and for all and start over with measures that will actually make health care more accessible and affordable to Americans.



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House Health Care Votes to Begin 9am Saturday‏

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House Health Care Votes to Begin 9am Saturday

Federal Abortion Funding Remains in H.R. 3962: Tell Your Representative to Vote NO on the "Rule Vote!"

 

 

November 6, 2009

 

 

The House Leadership announced last evening that the floor debate on the health care bill will begin at 9:00am this Saturday morning, November 7th with votes occurring as early as 9am.  The 24-hour countdown to the vote begins right now!

 

Yesterday, while thousands of Americans rallied outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to protest the pending vote on the liberal Congress' Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962), President Obama was on the Hill as well, lobbying the moderate Democrats who have expressed some concerns and opposition to this bill.  Today, President Obama will be back on the Hill making a final effort to strong-arm the red state Democrats into supporting his government takeover of health care.

 

Please be aware of the following points on abortion funding in H.R. 3962.  The abortion concerns are the best chance to defeat the "rule" (a procedural vote to proceed to debate) on Saturday:

 

·                  H.R. 3962 authorizes the "public option" to pay for all elective abortions.  H.R. 3962 also creates a new national federal agency from which the "public option" will be administered.  All federal agencies operate purely from federal funds because those are the only type of funds they can use, and the new Health Insurance Exchange will be no different.  Once private dollars are transferred to the federal government or a federal agency in the form of a fine, a tax, or a paid premium, they are then no longer private funds - they become federal funds once the federal government assumes control of them. 

·                  The Ellsworth Amendment is a phony "pro-life" amendment.  Sponsored by so-called pro-life Democrat Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN), this amendment, which is being discussed as a possible inclusion to the Democrats' grand Managers Amendment in an effort to appease some of the 40 pro-life Democrats who have vowed to vote NO on a bill that provides for abortion funding, will do nothing to prevent federal funds from going towards abortion coverage.  All the Ellsworth Amendment will do is require the Health Insurance Exchange to hire contractors which will then pay the abortionists.  So, instead of the abortionist receiving a check directly from the U.S. government, they will receive it from a contractor who is funneled money through the U.S. government. 

·                  The real Pitts-Stupak pro-life amendment was rejected in committee and denied the chance to get a floor vote on Saturday.  It is very important that you tell your Representatives (especially the 40 pro-life Democrats) that a vote for H.R. 3962 in its current form or even with the useless Ellsworth Amendment amounts to a vote for the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade (1973).  Nothing less than an explicitly exclusion of federal funding for abortion and government subsidies for plans that cover abortion will be considered pro-life language.

 

Even worse, a sure sign that legislative language marketed to be "pro-life" is in fact not pro-life is when one of Congress' most stalwart abortion supporters has no problem with it:

 

"None of us really had any objections to the Ellsworth language. In fact, we think he did a good job."

-Pro-Choice Caucus co-chairwoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Congress Daily, 11/4/09

 

Many people often ask us why President Obama hasn't yet moved a major abortion bill through Congress-we say, the health care bill is his abortion bill!

 

TAKE ACTION!

 

Tell your Representative to VOTE AGAINST THE RULE to H.R. 3962 because the "rule" does not allow an up-or-down vote on the pro-life Pitts-Stupak amendment.   A vote for the "rule" is a vote to allow federal funding for elective abortions on a massive scale for the very first time in American history.

 

There are 24 hours before the vote tomorrow.  Please do all you can to phone and contact your Representatives and to get the word out that the Ellsworth Amendment is a phony. 

 

For those of you who reside in districts with target Democrats, please concentrate on them.  The "declared NOs" need just as much pressure to oppose this bill as the "undecideds."

 

Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

 


Further Reading:

 

No Deal:  Pro-Life Democrat Still Vows to Kill Health Care Bill

 

Shock:  Pelosi breaks pledge to put bill online 72 hours before vote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker Pelosi’s Government-Run Health Plan Will Require a Monthly Abortion Premium

 

Health care reform should not be used as an opportunity to use federal funds to pay for elective abortions. Health reform should be an opportunity to protect human life - not end it.

 

Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi’s 2,032-page government takeover of health care does just that.  On line 17, p. 110, section 222 under “Abortions for which Public Funding is Allowed” the Health and Human Services Secretary is given the authority to determine when abortion is allowed under the government-run plan.  The Speaker’s plan also requires that at least one insurance plan offered in the Exchange covers abortions.

What is even more alarming is that a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan.  It’s right there on line 16, page 96, section 213, under “Insurance Rating Rules.”  The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account - and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.

Section 213 describes the process in which the Health Benefits Commissioner is to assess the monthly premiums that will be used to pay for elective abortions under the government-run plan.  The Commissioner must charge at a minimum $1 per enrollee per month.

A majority of Americans believe that health care plans should not be mandated to provide elective abortion coverage, and a majority of Americans do not believe government health care plans should include abortion coverage. Currently, federal appropriations bills include language known as the Hyde Amendment that prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for elective abortions under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, while another provision, known as the Smith Amendment, prohibits federal funding of abortion under the federal employees’ health benefits plan.

 

Speaker Pelosi’s 2,032-page health care monstrosity is an affront to the American people and drastically moves away from current policy.  The American people deserve more from their government than being forced to pay for abortion.

 

House Republicans are offering a common-sense, responsible solution that would reduce health care costs and expand access while protecting the dignity of all human life. The Republican plan, available at HealthCare.GOP.gov, would codify the Hyde Amendment and prohibit all authorized and appropriated federal funds from being used to pay for abortion. And under the Republican plan, any health plan that includes abortion coverage may not receive federal funds.

 

 

 

 

Democrats and the death of deliberative democracy

November 6, 2009 05:56 AM by Michelle Malkin

 

Democrats and the death of deliberative democracy

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 6, 2009 05:56 AM

The House vote on Speaker Pelosi’s government health care bill is set for Saturday morning. She is scrambling to buy off recalcitrant Democrats on two of very issues that Rep. Joe Wilson and other House Republicans called out the White House for: abortion and illegal immigrant coverage. The wheeling and dealing is taking place behind closed doors. Once again, the Democrats who promised transparency are breaking their own promise to publish the final bill publicly 72 hours before the vote.

Which dovetails perfectly with my column today on Democrats and the death of deliberative democracy. I’ve uploaded the entire 2006 report I referenced in the piece right here (PDF) for your reading amusement. Just callinem out.

FYI: Here’s a side-by-side comparing GOP plan to Pelosicare.

***

The death of deliberative democracy
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2009

In 2006, the minority party in Congress issued a dire report on the “unprecedented erosion of the Democratic process.” Democrat Rep. Louise Slaughter, then the ranking member of the House Rules Committee, authored the scathing document. She blasted the majority Republicans’ violations of “procedural fairness,” short-circuiting of debate, and late-night meetings “to discourage Members and the press from participating” in legislative deliberations. My, how history repeats itself.

Fast-forward to 2009. The Imperial Congress has returned. The oppressed have become the oppressors. Democrats have met the enemies of deliberative democracy and it is them.

Three years ago, the Democrats complained of House Republicans rushing through conference reports “before Members could read them.” Sound vaguely familiar? They urged their colleagues in power to “spend more time on major, substantive legislation” instead of ramming things through. Déjà vu, anyone? The Slaughter report pleaded for more transparency and public access: “Regular order should be the rule, not the exception.” Instead of meeting late at night or early in the morning, the Dems called on the majority to operate “during regular ‘business’ hours so that Members and the press can attend and participate.”

Three years later, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is jamming a 1,900-page health care takeover bill through Congress for a hasty Saturday vote while members of her own party revolt against strong-arm tactics. Upwards of 40 pro-life Democrats have objected to the plan’s government abortion subsidies. Majority leaders evaded sunlight by keeping a compromise amendment on the matter out of the version of the bill made available to the public. As of Thursday afternoon (less than two days before the scheduled vote), Pelosi had yet to decide whether to permit an abortion ban amendment to her health care bill.

Pelosi’s “most ethical,” open, and transparent House ever ordered Capitol police to block a GOP staffer from attending the public unveiling of the health care reform plan last week. A week before that, Democrat Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) locked Republicans out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee room to prevent them from meeting when Democrats weren’t present.

In June, Pelosi’s Imperial Congress severely curtailed debate on the House cap-and-tax bill and rammed a 309-page manager’s amendment through the legislative grinder at 3 a.m., which no one read before the vote just hours later. As GOP Rep. Mike Pence pointed out on the House floor, the “debate” was a “travesty.” So much for procedural fairness: 224 GOP amendments were denied by the majority.

In April, the House passed a $3.6 trillion federal budget in the middle of the night with phony fiscal restraint amendments that leaders all admitted would be thrown out during conference behind closed doors.

In February, House and Senate conferees larded up the stimulus bill with pork galore behind closed doors while President Obama denied the existence of earmarks with a straight face. South Carolina Rep. and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn snuck in a provision intended to punish governors who chose to turn down federal stimulus funds. The Democrats broke their high-minded pledge to give Americans 48 hours to read the bill before passage. “Urgency” demanded it.

On the Senate side, Majority Leader Harry Reid is playing Harry Houdini with his health care package. After announcing a deal last week and telling the public that he was sending his proposal to the Congressional Budget Office for scoring, there is still no actual bill to review. When 40 Republican senators demanded to see the bill, he played “you show me yours” and then admitted that, indeed, “there is no bill to release publicly – it does not exist.”

Emitting more vapor than an industrial humidifier, Reid still holds out the possibility of abusing the budget reconciliation process to force the government health care takeover through with a simple majority and limited debate.

Meanwhile, Sen. Barbara Boxer performed an end-run around debate over her massive global warming bill on Thursday by using a “nuclear option” maneuver on the Senate Environment and Public Works. She and 10 Democrats rammed through the legislation without considering amendments and in defiance of GOP protests.

The 2006 minority Democrats’ report on the death of deliberative democracy condemned the then-GOP leadership for becoming “the arrogant and corrupt majority they despised and condemned in their minority days.” And now? Et tu, majority Democrats? Same as it ever was.

 

 

 

 

 

Hey, Nancy: Can you hear America now?

November 5, 2009 03:19 PM by Michelle Malkin

 

Hey, Nancy: Can you hear America now?

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 5, 2009 03:19 PM

Via Mike Madden, the Democrats’ House health care proposal on the floor outside Nancy Pelosi’s district office. Message: Kill the bill, tear it up and start over:


 

 

 

 

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Congressman 'amazed' by turnout at Capitol 
GOP's Franks: Americans 'don't want health-care monstrosity shoved down their throats'
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SOMETHING IN THE AIR
Taxpayers swarm Capitol to protest Obamacare
10,000 chant to Congress: 'Hands off our health care' and 'Kill the bill'


Posted: November 05, 2009
9:12 am Eastern

By Anita Crane and Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily


(photo: Americans For Prosperity)

WASHINGTON – A crowd of at least 10,000 descended on the Capitol today to protest the trillion-dollar health-care bill and storm the halls of congressional office buildings.

With less than a week's notice to prepare for the event, the throng steadily grew as buses unloaded for an "Emergency House Call on Congress" to stop the House from passing the bill.

A group of legislators led by Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., hosted the emergency town-hall meeting to protest the House Democrats' nearly 2,000-page bill, which is projected to cost at least $1.1 trillion.

Send Congress a message – no government health care, or you're outta there – through WND's exclusive "Send Congress a Pink Slip" campaign!

Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said he expects the House take the final version to the floor on Saturday.

But thousands of enthusiastic Americans packed the Capitol grounds, chanting loudly: "Hands off our health care," and "You work for us!" They called, "Nancy Nancy," urging the House speaker to emerge from the Capitol.

The following is a video of ralliers shouting, "Kill the bill!"


Family drove from Pennsylvania to attend today's rally (WND photo / Anita Crane)

Many attendees wore patriotic clothing, waved U.S. and "Don't Tread on Me" flags and carried signs that read, "You lie," "No socialistic health care" and "Politicians lie, patients die." Others came straight from work, wearing business suits.

The ralliers arrived as early as 8:30 a.m., coming by bus, car and plane from from all across the country, including states such as California, Oregon, Washington, Ohio, Iowa, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky and Texas.

Patsy Bailey, a protester at the rally from Durwood, Md., told WND she believes lawmakers should be subject to their own health-care plan.

"Nobody knows what's in the bill," she said. "Are they going to sign up for this?"

Carolyn Bowman of Germantown, Md., had her own message for Congress: "I'm totally against government controlling our health care. Stay out of our lives!"

Chiropractor Andy Daniele of Farmington, N.J., and friend Kevin Stafford of Eatontown drove to the Capitol wearing T-shirts that read, "Liberty equals limited government" and "VA! NJ! DC next!"


Chiropractor Andy Daniele of Farmington, N.J., and friend Kevin Stafford of Eatontown (WND photo / Anita Crane)

"I just came hoping they don't mess things up too much," Daniele said. "I'm looking to see how long it would take for Sarah Palin to fix this mess."

Stafford brought his 6-year-old son to the rally.

"I'm here to protest the loss of the land of opportunity for my son," he said.

Daniele and Stafford would like to see Palin and Bachmann to run for president in 2012. They said they don't care who heads up the ticket, they just want the two women in charge.

Cal and Frank Pasqua drove to Washington from Brooklyn, N.Y., with the rest of their family. Cal, a musician who travels the world, played "Amazing Grace" on his bagpipes.

"We're here mainly protesting the amount of spending that this government is doing around the world," he said. "We're highly against any unconstitutional wars. And, unfortunately, through the Federal Reserve system, we have a system that is printing money out of thin air."

Cal continued, "It just seems to be a non-stop cycle of spending – even funding this bill today – there's no money. I think this is just a distraction from something bigger. Of course, we need health care, but this bill isn't congruent with my friends or my family. The American people don't believe in this."

Frank agreed with his brother, saying they both would like to see the end of the Federal Reserve.


Brothers Cal and Frank Pasqua would like an audit of the Fed (WND photo / Anita Crane)

 

David Medley came from Louisville, Ky., with his friend, Robin Becker. Medley said he's totally against the health bill and government-run health care.

"But the main thing is abortion funding," he said. "I'm doing this for my kids and grandkids."

Becker said, "This protest ought to send a message to them. People don't want this shoved down their throats. Most of the (members of Congress) haven't even read it. It's ridiculous."

Eric Johnson from Richmond, Va., said the issue is bigger than health-care reform.

"Along with standard reasons – like we can't afford this, and don't meddle in our lives – the biggest thing is that I know the people messing with this don't care about health care," he said. "It's a power grab, money grab mostly, for the Democratic Party. I'm fed up with the Republicans, too."

Protester Della Ellar of Richmond, Va., described herself as a proud WND reader. She plans to ask Nancy Pelosi why she won't accept the same health-care "reform" she is imposing on America.


Hessie Harris of Silver Spring, Md., waves U.S. flags as she fights to "get my country back." (WND photo / Anita Crane)

 

Hessie Harris of Silver Spring, Md., accused Congress of trying to "raffle off the country."

"I'm here to stop the raffle and get my country back," she said.

Tim Phillips, president of Americans For Prosperity, a group that helped bus 10,000 Americans to the Capitol, said, "Obama, Pelosi and Reid refuse to listen to American taxpayers who have clearly demonstrated through rallies, phone calls and congressional visits that they don't want to pay for a trillion-dollar, government-defined health-care plan."

Missy Smith, president of Women Against the Killing and Exploitation of Unprotected Persons, or WAKE UP, told WND she led a sit-in protest outside Pelosi's Washington office.

"We're protesting because the bill would provide taxpayer funding of child-killing," she said. "We will crumple the massive bill one page at a time and leave it tattered on the floor. We are deeply troubled that Nancy Pelosi wants to fund the murder of innocent babies under the guise of health care. She's a Catholic, and she should know better."

As a mother who has counseled many others through the injuries and haunting sorrow of abortion, Smith said she was ready to be arrested if that's what it would take to stop this legislation fraught with danger to women, babies, the disabled and the elderly.

After Smith spoke with WND, the Associated Press reported that a dozen pro-life protesters were arrested at 2:15 p.m. outside Pelosi's suite with charges ranging from unlawful conduct to disorderly conduct and unlawful entry. According to the report, the people arrested had been criticizing language in the bill because they said it federally subsidizes abortions.

 

 


Protester threatens Congress with pink slip (photo: Americans For Prosperity)

 

According to Politico, Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, invited thousands of protesters to enter the House buildings and find their representatives after the rally.

"I invite you, when the rally's over, to travel in those halls, look at the walls, find your (representative) and walk in," she said. "Let them know how you feel about this bill."

House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, held up a copy of the U.S. Constitution, and Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., shouted to Pelosi, "Madam Speaker, throw out this bill."

Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., called the bill a "freight train of government spending."

Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., said he has no question the massive rally was a worthwhile undertaking.

"The concern, patriotism and focus of the people who are here is sure to have an impact," he said. "It may not overnight, but it's definitely making a difference."

The following is a video of Petri's comments:

Actor Jon Voight, "Liberty and Tyranny" author Mark Levin and Dr. Betsy McCaughey, former New York lieutenant governor, also spoke at today's event.

Voight told the crowd the Obama administration's "lies and deception are blatant," Politico reported.

"Maybe it was the 20 years of subconscious programming by Rev. Wright to damn America," he said.

The crowd cheered wildly for Rep. Bachmann as a protester shouted, "Palin/Bachmann 2012!"


Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks with copy of nearly 2,000-page health bill resting on podium (photo: Americans For Prosperity)

 

Bachmann declared to a tightly packed group, "You came! You came to your House! We put the word out just a couple of days ago, and you came!"

Meanwhile, the White House downplayed the rally, and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs criticized the Republican reform plan.

"There's a rally going on without a solution on their side," he told reporters.


Crowd surrounds Capitol for rally against Democrat health plan (photo: Americans For Prosperity)

As WND reported, Bachmann had been urging citizens to come "by the carload" to Washington and "pay an emergency House call to Congress" this week.

"This is the most effective way we have to kill socialized medicine," she told WND. "Nothing is more effective at reaching a congressman than having a citizen come to Washington, D.C. – not asking for a handout, not asking for tax money, not asking to take some liberty away from somebody else, but just asking for freedom."

Bachmann noted that Pelosi may have garnered the 218 votes necessary to pass the legislation as early as Saturday.

Rep. Hoyer told reporters today, "We certainly have well over 218 people who say they want to vote for the bill."

Bachmann asked citizens to bring video cameras, office numbers and phone numbers of their representatives so they could find them and "get them on video saying how they will vote. "The bill, if adopted," she said, "will be a disaster. It is unconstitutional. We need the help of American people."

WND editor Joseph Farah urged citizens who could not attend the rally to send "pink slips" to every member of Congress.

Bachmann said Americans sent a crucial message to Congress today, making it clear that they do not support the Democrats' health "reform."

"We Republicans can't stop the passage," she said. "But with resistance from the American people, I am fully confident it can be defeated."

 

 

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'Could it be he has had 20 years of subconscious programming by Rev. Wright to damn America?'
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'We won't pay for murder!'
Pro-lifers stage demonstration outside Pelosi's office
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Pelosi's reform bill establishes waiting list
'This will be the fate of everyone dependent on the public option'
--Philadelphia Bulletin

 

 

Pelosi's Reform Bill Establishes Waiting List


Crowds gather on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, during a Republican health care legislation news conference. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

 

Even Canada Said These Were Illegal

 

By MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE, For The Bulletin

Thursday, November 05, 2009

 

H.R. 3962, the Democrats’ health insurance reform bill, to be voted on this week by Congress, contains a provision to establish waiting lists as a mechanism to control costs.

Such waiting lists have long been a characteristic – and a bane – of socialized medicine.




Indeed, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled them illegal in June 2005.

"Access to a waiting list is not access to health care," wrote Canada’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin at the time.

Yet, this is exactly what the Democrats’ plan has in mind for Americans if their proposed bill becomes law.

Called the “Affordable Health Care for America Act,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D., Ca., unveiled it with great fanfare last week. The bill is sponsored by Rep. John Dingel, D., Mich., and is co-sponsored by Democratic representatives Charles Rangel, of New York, Henry Waxman, Fortney “Pete” Stark, Ca., and George Miller of California as well as representatives Frank Pallone and Robert Andrews of New Jersey. It is more than 1,900 pages long. But one need only turn to page 26 to find the provision for waiting lists. There, listed in Title I "Immediate Reforms," Sec. 101 "National High Risk Pool Program," paragraph (3)(g) "Covered Benefits Cost Sharing Premiums and Consumer Protection" is paragraph (7) (h)(2) with the heading "Insufficient Funds." This states, “If the Secretary estimates for any fiscal year that the aggregate amounts available for payment of expenses of the high-risk pool will be less than the amount of the expenses, the Secretary shall make such adjustments as are necessary to eliminate such deficit, including reducing benefits, increasing premiums, or establishing waiting lists."

The High Risk Pool Program is designed exactly for those uninsured individuals who health insurance reform proponents say are the neediest. Estimates are such people comprise one to two percent of the population. Jane Orient, M.D., Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), believes that if the government is willing to deny benefits to those who they purportedly consider the most deserving, then eventually waiting lists will be applied to everyone enrolled in the government’s plan. The Democrats’ promise to increase the amount insured, decrease costs and increase benefits is a chimera according to her.


“It’s just inevitable if you make everyone dependent on the system and you make promises you can’t keep. This will be the fate of everyone dependent on the public option – and they (Democrats) want everyone in the country dependent on this program,” Dr. Orient said.




The AAPS, ironically, was established to be the “voice of private doctors” in 1943. That year the Wagner-Murray-Dingel bill was introduced to establish a government run health insurance system. The Dingel of that bill was the father of Rep. John Dingel the author of H.R. 3962.




Robert Kaufman, Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University in California, expressed a similar sentiment. He too believed that although this policy is limited to only this one specific group it will eventually apply to everyone.




“Rationing is the inevitable consequence of this monstrosity. There is no way that anyone can administer anything like this without waiting lists – de facto or otherwise,” he said. “Given the trajectory and logic of the Obama administration, it is a reasonable surmise to expect that this establishes waiting lists as a policy and that the burden proof is with the Obama administration to show it is not."

 

 

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Yes, we're serious!

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between the linesJoseph Farah



Yes, we're serious!


Posted: November 06, 2009
1:00 am Eastern

© 2009 

It was a simple question.

It was the kind of question legendary members of Congresses past would have asked themselves about pending legislation.

In fact, it was the kind of question that shouldn't need to be asked of a U.S. speaker of the House.

But, obviously, it is the kind of question that is not being asked frequently enough of such officials.

It came more than a week ago from a member of the "alternative" media, and it was indeed directed to Nancy Pelosi.

It went like this: "Madame Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?"

As I said: simple, straightforward, respectful.

Yet, listen to response. It is anything but.

The hesitation in her answer suggests confusion, disorientation, stunned bemusement.

Go "green" and let the world know what really needs recycling in 2010 with the magnetic bumper sticker: "Recycle Congress"

"Are you serious?" she finally offers. "Are you serious?"

"Yes, yes I am," responded the report from CNSNews.com

But, it was too late. Pelosi had determined he was not serious at all – and quickly moved on to the next question at the press conference.

Pelosi's press secretary, Nadeam Elshami, then scolded the reporter for asking such an impertinent question.

"You can put this on the record," she said. "That is not a serious question. That is not a serious question."

The trouble is, I can think of no more serious question to ponder on the eve of Pelosi's effort to quick-pitch her nationalized health-care scheme in the House of Representatives tomorrow without scrutiny, without debate, without a first or second reading and without constitutional justification.

She didn't answer the question because she can't.

There is no answer – other than the Constitution absolutely, definitively and unequivocally grants no power to Congress to do any such thing.

In fact, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled on this matter in Linder v. United States in 1925: "Obviously, direct control of medical practice in the states is beyond the power of the federal government." Further, the court stated: "Incidental regulation of such practice by Congress through a taxing act cannot extend to matters plainly inappropriate and unnecessary to reasonable enforcement of a revenue measure."

Nevertheless, with a little more time to consider the question, Elshami explained the position of Pelosi and her colleagues who plan to rewrite the Constitution tomorrow.

She referred to a press release from her office that stated Congress has "broad power to regulate activities that have an effect on interstate commerce. Congress has used this authority to regulate many aspects of American life, from labor relations to education to health care to agricultural production."

The release continued: "On the shared responsibility requirement in the House health insurance reform bill, which operates like auto insurance in most states, individuals must either purchase coverage (and non-exempt employers must purchase coverage for their workers) – or pay a modest penalty for not doing so. The bill uses the tax code to provide a strong incentive for Americans to have insurance coverage and not pass their emergency health costs onto other Americans – but it allows them a way to pay their way out of that obligation. There is no constitutional problem with these provisions."

In other words, there is nothing Congress can't do if it involved interstate commerce, in the eyes of Pelosi and her colleagues who plan to take control of America's health-care system because they know better than you and your doctor.

Arrogance. Chutzpah. Contemptuousness. Insolence. Pomposity.

Look in the mirror, Nancy Pelosi. What do you see?

But it's worse than that, dare I say.

It's treason.

It's a violation of the oath of office every member of Congress took upon being sworn to serve the people and the Constitution.

It is a totally illegitimate act. It is a power grab. It is a coup.

According to Pelosi and company, there are no bounds any more to what they can do.

According to Pelosi and company, we no longer operate in the framework of limited government.

According to Pelosi and company, we no longer live in a constitutional republic.

According to Pelosi and company, we're now ruled by the whim of men and women, not the supreme law of the land.

 

 

A VOICE OF SANITY
It's a freedom issue, not a health-care issue
Exclusive: Robert Ringer slams notion gov't can force Americans to buy a product
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It's a freedom issue, not a health-care issue


Posted: November 06, 2009
1:00 am Eastern

© 2009 

I caught the last part of Chris Wallace's interview with Rush Limbaugh last Sunday and was pleased to have it confirmed as being a huge success. That confirmation came from David Axelrod on CBS' "Face the Nation" when he dismissed Limbaugh as an entertainer.

Said Axelrod, "He does it every day on radio. He's marketing the outrageous. And he does very well with it. But, as I said, he's an entertainer. We've got bigger responsibilities."

Funny, and here all this time I thought it was BHO who was marketing the outrageous, with government-run health care being his latest ShamWow. But there's no question that BHO and The Boys have bigger responsibilities – like, for example, fundamentally changing a democratic republic into a socialist police state.

One thing kids should be taught at a young age is that when someone belittles another person's words and dismisses him as a kook, an entertainer or "not a serious person," it's usually a sign of fear, jealousy or both. Intelligent, mature adults of goodwill do not dismiss opposing viewpoints. They listen, weigh what the other person has to say, then, if warranted, express their disagreement in a civilized manner.

The far left is almost embarrassingly childish in using the same old, not-so-clever tactic against everyone who opposes its views, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck being two other prominent targets that come to mind.

What is obvious to anyone who doesn't wear a Marxist pacemaker is that, in reality, the White House and the progressive Congress are terrified of folks like Limbaugh, Palin and Beck – not to mention John Stossel, Sean Hannity and a long list of conservative talk-radio hosts – and, of course, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Sen. Jim DeMint and a number of other libertarian-centered conservatives operating in the belly of the beast.

Some of the points Rush Limbaugh made that I particularly liked include:

  • "It is unconstitutional to force people to have health insurance." Finally, someone said it! Obamacare is not a health-care issue. It's a freedom issue. Where in the hell did anyone get the idea that the government has a constitutional right to force supposedly free citizens to purchase anything?

 

Too many people – particularly television commentators – are missing the point on this one. The ongoing babble about everyone agreeing that health care needs to be "reformed" should be rejected out of hand, because the constitutional reality is that health care is none of the government's business.

 

  • When Wallace asked Limbaugh whether he sees the Republican Party as a big-tent party or a small-tent party, he unhesitatingly answered, "Big tent." He then went on to explain that the big tent is the country.

 

It's amazing to me how many people – particularly Republicans – seem to ignore poll after poll that shows that Americans are overwhelmingly conservative. If Republicans want to avoid extinction, they do need to make their tent bigger – much bigger.

 

But the way to accomplish that is not by inviting more No-Brain-McCain people into the party. It's by sticking to their core principles and selling voters on the incredible benefits of less government and more individual sovereignty. They might also think long and hard about the results of last Tuesday's elections.

 

  • As to BHO's being "immature, inexperienced, in over his head," while I agree with Rush on his assessment, I give BHO a bit more credit than he does. I believe the Duplicitous Despot knows exactly what he's doing: relentlessly carrying out an agenda to, as he himself put it, "fundamentally change America."

 

Does anyone seriously believe that appointments like John Holdren, Van Jones, Cass Sunstein, Mark Lloyd and Anita Dunn are simply a string of coincidences? The King of Narcissism didn't just skim-read "Rules for Radicals." Saul Alinsky's childish, fuzzy ideas are deeply ingrained in his gray matter.

 

  • Perhaps the best of Rush came out when Wallace asked him, with regard to his purported $400 million radio contract, how anyone could possibly be worth that much money. Said Limbaugh, "Because that's what people are willing to pay me."

 

Try explaining that to the President of Community Organizers and his capitalism-is-evil flock of thugs. More prominent conservatives and libertarians need to have the courage to make bold, honest statements in defense of capitalism.

 

Capitalism is not something to be embarrassed about. I'm proud to say that I believe in economic freedom. Aside from the moral superiority of capitalism, a nice bonus is that economic freedom gives people at the bottom of the economic ladder the greatest opportunity to better their existence.

 

Like most people who have finally stopped celebrating the election of America's first "black" president, Limbaugh sees a landslide for Republicans in 2010. But the one thing he did not say – something that I've been warning about since BHO was elected – is that there may not be elections in 2010.

As I've said before, I don't want to be on record as predicting it, because I don't want to believe it will actually happen. But I do think it's wise to be prepared if something catastrophic should occur before November 2010 that would give Chairman Obama an excuse to declare a "state of emergency" and "postpone" the elections.

Barring that, yes, Republicans – and perhaps a number of independents – will sweep out much of the trash in the halls of Congress in 2010. Then we can all sit back, arms folded, and say to the new power holders, "OK, folks, now prove to us that you understand the Constitution."

What their response will be remains to be seen.


 DOCTOR'S ORDERS
Doubling the size of the welfare state
Exclusive: David Usher notes health care would improve if women married kids' fathers
--WND
 

 

Doubling the size of the welfare state


Posted: November 06, 2009
1:00 am Eastern

By David R. Usher
© 2009 

Feminists have exercised nearly unfettered control of Congress' social policy philosophy since the creation of the Great Society. That arrangement, designed to help a few women in trouble, evolved into an industry executing the feminist goal of destroying marriage. The ever-escalating demands to entitle non-marriage and out-of-wedlock procreation never end.

Welfare-state expansions have eviscerated the function of marriage. Marriage naturally guarantees women the economic support and domestic assistance of their husbands. The feminist Oleanna is truly a nightmare burdening women with "doing it all" – earning a living, raising the children, doing the laundry and everything else around the household.

Welfare-state expansions brought on an explosion of divorce and illegitimacy only justifying another round of welfare-state expansions. Today, the welfare state costs approximately $1 trillion annually, nearly the size of the projected federal deficit, with no end in sight.

Democrats now hope to double the size of the welfare state by adding health care to their long list of entitlements. Feminists hope to expand the destruction of marriage by dragging the medical profession, businesses and taxpayers into the grandest expansion the Great Society has ever proposed.

National health-care reform is a Trojan horse guaranteed to strongly incentivize non-marriage, particularly in the middle class. According to the Center for American Progress, 24.5 percent of unmarried women lack health insurance. Only 14.7 percent of married women lack coverage. Surprisingly, poor unmarried women are more likely to have coverage than their married counterparts due to government assistance programs.

The National Center for Health Statistics reports unmarried women aged 25–64 are about 60 percent more likely than married women to lack health insurance coverage. The NCHS message is unmistakable: "Marriage affects health insurance coverage. As marriage rates in the United States decline, fewer women will have the opportunity to obtain health insurance coverage through their spouse. Marriage can also increase family income and may make health insurance more affordable."

The UCLA Williams Institute recently exposed the other hidden agenda of national health care: entitling same-sex living arrangements, cohabitation and dangerous sexual practices. Twenty percent of people in same-sex couples are uninsured, compared with only 10 percent of married people and 15 percent of the overall population. One-third of unmarried heterosexual individuals with partners have no insurance coverage.

Divorced individuals have chronic health-problem rates 20 percent higher than married spouses. Their children also fare poorly. America would be happier, healthier and need far less health care if mothers simply married the fathers of their children.

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, a leading liberal firm consulting for the Center for American Progress and the DNCC, knows that unmarried women are driving heath-care reform: "Unmarried women represent one of the most reliable Democratic cohorts in the electorate … leading the charge for fundamental change in health care."

Would women support Democrats in upcoming elections if Republicans proposed answers that would truly and naturally end the structural problems unmarried women suffer?

Marriage-absence is the greatest social and economic problem we face. The majority of costly perennial problems such as poverty, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, crime and lack of access to health care are primarily predicted by marriage-absence. State and federal legislators should focus on changing federal and state policies to serve necessary marriage-positive goals. Federal legislators must complete the two most crucial goals not addressed in 1996 federal welfare reform: improving marriage rates and reducing the number of children born out of wedlock.

We rejected Hillarycare in the 1990s. We must again reject the latest liberal invasion of marriage and look to "Marriage Values" policies provably beneficial to everyone – especially women and children.

We have an unequivocal choice before us: change federal policies destroying the institution of heterosexual marriage, or tax America into socioeconomic oblivion. The "family values" landslide of 1994 proved that voters are smart enough to broadly support sensible pro-family policy. This time, "Marriage Values" policy changes will get it right.

 

 

LETTER OF THE WEEK
Obamacare and Terri Schiavo
Exclusive: Reader asks, why did Dems advocate staying out of health decisions in '05?
--WND

 

 




Obamacare and Terri Schiavo


Posted: November 06, 2009
1:00 am Eastern

© 2009 

With the push for totalitarian health care by the Democratic leadership in the Congress, a question is begged: Whatever happened to Democrat calls for staying out of personal health-care decisions?

Do you remember how Democrats, in 2005, excoriated pro-life supporters for involving themselves in personal, private, family decisions during the battle for Terri Schiavo's right to live?

If you do not recall, allow me to refresh your memory:

March 20, 2005 – Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Congressional involvement in the Terri Schiavo case:

 

"The case of Terri Schiavo is a sad and tragic situation. Congressional leaders have no business substituting their judgment for that of multiple state courts that have extensively considered the issues in this intensely personal family matter. The actions of the majority in attempting to pass constitutionally dubious legislation are highly irregular and an improper use of legislative authority.

"Michael Schiavo is faced with a devastating decision, but, having been through the proper legal process, the decision for his wife's care belongs to him and to God.

"This rush to exploit a personal tragedy is not fair to those involved and will not create good policy."

Pelosi statement on Terri Schiavo case [Emphasis added]

Pelosi Statement on Terri Schiavo Case

March 20, 2005

Washington, D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Congressional involvement in the Terri Schiavo case:

"The case of Terri Schiavo is a sad and tragic situation. Congressional leaders have no business substituting their judgment for that of multiple state courts that have extensively considered the issues in this intensely personal family matter. The actions of the majority in attempting to pass constitutionally-dubious legislation are highly irregular and an improper use of legislative authority.

"Michael Schiavo is faced with a devastating decision, but, having been through the proper legal process, the decision for his wife's care belongs to him and to God.

"This rush to exploit a personal tragedy is not fair to those involved and will not create good policy."

 

Moreover, WND columnist Nat Hentoff, in "Barack Obama vs. Terri Schiavo," covered then-Sen. and presidential candidate Obama's regret for his vote in the Terri Schiavo case:

When moderator Tim Russert asked Hillary Clinton and Obama if "there are any words or votes that you'd like to take back ... in your careers in public service," Obama answered that in his first year in the Senate, he joined an agreement "that allowed Congress to interject itself (in the Schiavo case) into the decision-making process of the families."

 

Obama added: "I think that was a mistake, and I think the American people understood that was a mistake. And as a constitutional law professor, I knew better." [Emphasis added]

Well, isn't inserting government into nearly every health-care decision in America exactly what Obamacare would do now?  Why is it all right to violate the sanctity of family decision-making now, when, in the Democrats' eyes, it wasn't in Terri Schiavo's case?

Aside from the critical fact that the state and federal levels of the judiciary in that case completely ignored Terri Schiavo's inherent, natural, God-given right to life, and a squishy Jeb Bush was derelict in his constitutional duty as governor to protect her life, the truth is that the anti-life forces never really cared one whit about preserving inviolate the prerogative of families to make health-care decisions. Witness their support for Obamacare now.

No, what the anti-life forces were after then, as they are now, is raw, unadulterated power – the power to control, the power of life and death.

Just ask Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, "Obama's Health-Rationer-in-Chief":

Covering services provided to individuals who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens are not basic, and should not be guaranteed. An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia. (Hastings Center Report, November-December, 1996)

 

As anyone with even a modicum of economic knowledge knows, the public option will ration care, but it will be government bureaucrats, not doctors and families, who will make the decisions.

If totalitarian health care comes to pass, it is interesting to note that those who supported Terri Schiavo's court-sanctioned death by dehydration and those who didn't bother to stand up for Terri's right to life may eventually face a dire fate similar in nature to her fate.

The noise in the land that one hears in opposition to totalitarian health care is a welcome sound. Maybe the people finally are awakening. Perhaps they have seen the face of rationed care in the brutal, cruel, and prolonged death of Terri Schiavo. And perhaps they understand all too well for whom the Obamacare bell tolls.

Robert J. Frasconi

 

http://www.marklevinshow.com/Article.asp?id=1576844&spid=32345

 

 

November 5, 2009

 

 

 

On Thursday's Mark Levin Show: Mark sends his prayers to the brave soldiers and their families who were killed at Fort Hood early Thursday. He speaks with Mark Davis of WBAP to get more details of what they think happened and how more information will obviously be coming forward in the next few days. Also, Mark talks about the healthcare rally protest that happened earlier Thursday, and plays his speech that he gave from the Capitol steps. Congressman Michele Bachmann calls in and thanks everyone who came out and talks about the success it was.  It showed how everyday American's came out and told their politicians that they do not accept this bill and will be held accountable if they vote for it.

 

 

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Americans rally on Capitol Steps to Take Their Country Back

 

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Mark Rallies The Audience in DC (UPDATED WITH PICS)

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Mark Rallies The Audience in DC (UPDATED WITH PICS)

Listen to Mark at the rally against Pelosi’s health care bill