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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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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Opposition to Health Plans Hardens

Despite hardening opposition, Democrats in Congress continue to push government seizure of the American health care system. Rasmussen Reportts a new poll of LIKELY voters, not just of registered voters (but rather those who are likely to actually vote) as being 51% against government health care plans, with only 41% in support. Of those who oppose the plans presently being considered by Congress and the Obama Administration, 41% strongly oppose the measures, while on 23% of those who support them do so strongly.
Both the Senate and the House have Democratic majorities, which explains why both keep pushing on health care despite consistent public opposition. Seventy-two percent (72%) of Democrats favor the plan, while 83% of Republicans and 62% of voters not affiliated with either major party are opposed to it. {emphasis mine}

“This suggests that public opinion about the health care plan is hardening,” says Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports. “Despite the fact that most American believe our health care system needs major changes, most are opposed to what Congress is currently doing about it.”
Yet, despite this national opposition, Democrats are still attempting to wrest more intrusive power for the Federal Government, figuring that once they get this massive spending program in place the likelihood of it being overturned in a future Congress is minimal. A major sticking point for the public seems to be Congress' exemption from its own plans...

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