Wednesday, March 17, 2010


The king liberal, Barack Obama, once said that you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig.

Well, guess what......

That was the most profound and truthful thing that I have ever heard come out of his mouth.

Right now, as I am typing, Nancy Pelosi is doing everything she can to pass the Senate bill on health care reform. By all reports, at this moment, she does not have the votes, and it is not likely that she will get the votes. Step in Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY). She just happens to be the Chair of the House Rules Committee. She is the one who is saying that they should just "deem the bill to be passed" and pass a reconciliation bill to fix the problems (reconciliation only needs 51 votes in the Senate to pass). This way, the House would not have to vote on the Senate bill and everyone can go back to their districts and tell us that they didn't vote for the bill. THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!! That means something to me. The Constitution is the very founding and core principles upon which this nation has become the greatest nation that the world has ever seen. What is happening in OUR House of Representatives right now goes against every fiber of my being. I dare to say that the very people we have voted to represent us in Washington, D.C. are enemies to the Constitution.

There are a couple of problems with this. As I pointed out yesterday, along with many other people, the Constitution says that every bill that goes before the President shall be "passed" by both houses. Also, along with this, the rules of the House say that any reconciliation bill has to lower the deficit by at least $2Billion over the next 5 years. Any proposal they have to change the bill would raise the deficit. You see, reconciliation was put in place for proposals to reduce the deficit. Not to take over 1/6 of the nation's economy. Lastly (I'm sure I could come up with more problems, but, this is enough for now), why would the Senate pass any changes to a bill that they already passed? They don't see anything wrong with the bill. They already voted on it. My fear is that the House will vote on changes to the bill and pass it straight up to the "DEEMED" to be passed Senate bill for the President's signature, bypassing the Senate on the changes. Why not? They are bypassing the Constitution on passing the Senate bill, why not bypass it for the changes?

Why are they needing to do all this? A look back at what Louise Slaughter said about the Senate bill when it passed the Senate:
"[U]nder the Senate plan, millions of Americans will be forced into private insurance company plans, which will be subsidized by taxpayers. That alternative will do almost nothing to reform health care but will be a windfall for insurance companies. … Supporters of the weak Senate bill say “just pass it — any bill is better than no bill.”
I strongly disagree — a conference report is unlikely to sufficiently bridge the gap between these two very different bills. It’s time that we draw the line on this weak bill and ask the Senate to go back to the drawing board. The American people deserve at least that."

Even the leadership in the House don't want to pass the Senate bill. But, don't be fooled, it isn't because they don't want the government to take over the insurance industry, and our health care, they do. They believe that the Senate bill does not do enough. They want to destroy everything sooner. The problem is that they know they cannot get their ideas passed. They blame the Republicans for this. However, they have, for well over a year now, had control over both Houses in the Congress and the White House. They even had a filibuster proof Senate. There was NOTHING that the Republicans could do to stop the Democratic agenda. The Democrats had everything in place to run with what ever they wanted. They even have a man in the White House who is as liberal as the most liberal among them. They can call the Republicans "obstructionists" all they want. THEY CAN'T GET THEIR AGENDA PAST THEIR OWN PARTY!!!

I have served this country for over 20 years. With the words that I will defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. No one can say that people serve in the armed forces for the money. My family lived from paycheck to paycheck for quite a few years. I did it, as do most people who make it a career, for the love of this country and the citizens herein.


Busy Texas Dee said...

I love you "CHOICE" of words. The next thing you know they will take that away from us as well.