Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Putting head in hands is a frequent pose these days, especially when it comes to another example of the abuse of our Constitution. We are on the edge of anarchy in this country, and America is asleep at the wheel.

There is so much going on in our lives these days, but if we don't pay attention and engage ourselves with government, government will take over our lives. Harry Reid has just confirmed [by a slip of his imbecilic mouth] that he plans to slip government run health care through the back door.

A phone/fax list of Senators compiled by here.

Go here to review the 262-page Healthcare draft that is about to be voted on.

In their continuing analysis on this health care reform, The Heritage Foundation writes:

Secret Plan to Pass Obamacare
October 7, 2009

Leaders in the House and Senate have a plan to pass President Barack Obama's sweeping health care plan by Thanksgiving without any significant participation by the American public.

The Heritage Foundation last month exposed Congress' four-step plan to pass Obamacare. Now it has been publicly confirmed and is ready to be implemented.

A new report from quoting a senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) confirms "it is 'likely' that Reid will use H.R. 1586 -- a bill passed by the House in March to impose a 90-percent tax on bonuses paid to employees of certain bailed-out financial institutions -- as a 'shell' for enacting the final version of the Senate's health care bill."

This story confirms the four-part scenario that would railroad the bill through the Senate using a very unusual closed-door procedure to craft the bill with no input from the American people.

Step One: Progress on the Senate Finance Committee's conceptual framework for legislation has stalled and the bill was not passed by the end of last week as planned. is reporting that the Congressional Budget Office score of the bill will be released later today and a high score may further stall progress on the committee's Vapor Bill. The Senate Finance Committee's progress on passing something out of committee – INCOMPLETE.

Step Two: Next, Reid will take the final product of the Senate Finance Committee and merge it with the product of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee. confirmed that "the actual final text of the legislation will be determined by Reid himself, who will consolidate the legislation approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the still-unapproved legislation from the Senate Finance Committee. Reid will be able to draft and insert textual language that was not expressly approved by either committee." Reid will write the final version of Obamacare to be considered in the Senate with no input from the American people. This is an extremely complex procedure that will not be done in public, or in the form of a hearing, or a public conference committee, and only Reid, other senators chosen by him, and Obama Administration officials will be allowed to read the bill before the Senate debate starts. Merger of the bills – IN PROGRESS.

Step Three: Reid will then move to proceed to H.R. 1586, a bill to impose a tax on bonuses received by certain TARP recipients. A senior aid to Reid confirmed that he will move to proceed to Senate Calendar No. 36, H.R. 1586, or another House-passed tax measure, so the Senate can avoid the constitutional mandate that tax bills originate in the House. Proceed to tax shell of a bill – CONFIRMED.

Step Four: As we previously reported, this scenario would most likely be implemented after the Massachusetts state legislature gave Gov. Deval Patrick the power to appoint a new senator. New Massachusetts Sen. Paul Kirk was sworn in on Sept. 25. Change law of Massachusetts to allow for interim senator – COMPLETE.

The final step in this plan is for the House to take up Obamacare, without amending the legislation, and then sending that bill directly to President Obama for his signature. previously reported that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer could avoid a House-Senate conference committee and another round of votes in the House and Senate by refusing to amend the legislation. That would also avoid a new round of public scrutiny over the final text of the bill. This scenario is in the process of being implemented and, if successful, it will result in Obamacare being on the President's desk in time for Thanksgiving with minimal participation of the American public.

The San Francisco Examiner published an editorial today that exposed the fact that the American people can't see the bill. "When then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama promised not to sign major legislation until it had been posted on the Internet for public reading at least five days, trusting voters took him at his word. Now they know better. Not only is the actual language of what is likely to become the main legislative vehicle for Obama's signature health care reform not available on the Internet, it hasn't been given to members of the key Senate committees or the Congressional Budget Office." The procedure being used, in addition to the exclusion of the American people from the process, should be of grave concern to all who want to participate in democracy and have a say in Congress' health care debate that will touch one-sixth of the U.S. economy.

Despite the White House's repeated claims that Medicare beneficiaries won't see any cuts in their benefits, Heritage's Bob Moffit says that's untrue. Click here to watch Moffit give the White House a dose of reality.