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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Reconcilliation To Be Used To Pass Healthcare Seizure

Rumours are swirling that the Obama administration and Harry Reid (D NV, Senate Majority Leader) lack the votes they need from moderate Democrats to stop a filibuster. The only way to do would would require that they drop the public option that the far left demands for "meaningful reform." The GOP rightfully see's the public option as a path to nationalized health care. Thus, they only way to pass this bald-faced attempt to seize even more of the economy would require using a parliamentary tactic that requires only a simple majority to pass appropriation bills.
The legislative standoff in the Senate increased the odds the Obama administration will resort to "Plan B," the parliamentary maneuver known as reconciliation. Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, told The Hill last week that the end game for health care reform in the Senate will take one of two paths. Reid either will drop the public option or he'll have to try to invoke reconciliation. "If they do move to reconciliation," Crapo said, "I do think they actually have a very good chance of passing that."
In my opinion if the Democrats do this and force through this bill, they will then have to raise taxes to pay for it, because of the very serious under estimation of costs that are inherent to any social program enacted in this country over the past 70 years. See Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and S-Chip.

All of these programs have exceeded their initial cost estimates in a nearly geometric progression. The blow-back from the heavy taxation that will be required to pay for this blatant seizure of the health care industry will, I believe, guarantee that Democrats will be voted out of office next fall in historic numbers.

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