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The health care juggernaut is alive and well, or so it would seem. The Administration’s spokespersons were in full voice over the week-end. They told us that a week from that day, we’d be talking about the new health care plan that was voted upon favorably. We would be talking about the “new law of the land”.
Late last night the House revision bill, as yet unnumbered, was posted to the Internet, and a quick reading of the first 100 or so pages, of the total 2,309 pages, shows that there is still a “public option” and that this “new” bill seems awfully much like that it supposedly replaces. This is the “reconciliation” approach according to the title of the bill. It includes all the sops to labor and all the subterfuge that we’ve seen since day #1. It taxes “Cadillac” plans and requires all citizens to buy health insurance.
Ms. Pelosi and company appear to have been on a “Rip Van Winkle” odyssey while you and I were awake. They have awakened as if nothing has occurred during the past 6 months or so and they are on track to pass their massive take-over of our health care. They tell us that, while they don’t have the votes today, they’ll have them by this week-end.
We are being steamrolled in spite of all the polls. We are watching the destruction of health care as we know it, and we are powerless to stop that from happening because the party in power, the Democrats, has decided that, again, they know what is best for us.
I am, frankly, astounded that this Administration is as arrogant as to think it can simply pass this bill, in spite of the public’s outcry. The Democrat leadership seems to have had some “vision” recently and that is propelling them headlong into the flame of public opinion. It is almost as if they have concluded they can’t get whipped any worse than they already know they will be no matter what they do between now and the fall elections.
If this passes, and if it proves the disaster many of us believe it will be, the Democrats will be in the political wilderness of the minority party for years to come. If this weren’t so serious a subject, it would almost be worth having this bunch of scoundrels banished by their own hands.
Their arrogance for our feelings and their utter disrespect for the rules that govern the Congress have reached epic proportions. And they actually seem to be enjoying their ride over the edge.
The Curmudgeon Blog today is titled "Beware the Ides of March".