December 24, 2009
Obama's HATE America Socialized Medicine Bill
Last evening Sarah Palin warned the big government democrat-socialists:( this was on Tweeter and sent to me)
Tomorrow’s Health care Takeover vote Will cause the sleeping giant to awaken and take action. “Average” Americans will take action as light shines on big government growth and corruption.
The democrats have bribed enough Senators and will vote this morning at 7:00 AM EST to take over health care.
Obama vents frustration at Senate delays
Barack Obama on Wednesday expressed frustration with the way the Senate does business, saying the use of delaying tactics there harms the nation's ability to "deal with big problems in a very competitive world."
"Other countries are going to start running circles around us," Obama said in a White House interview with PBS. "We're going to have to return to some sense that governance is more important than politics inside the Senate."
Obama's critique of his former Senate colleagues came just as his allies there were on the cusp of giving him what he wants: passage of a Senate health care bill.
The bare-minimum bloc of 60 senators—all 58 Democrats and two independents—voted to end a GOP filibuster and move toward final passage Thursday.
Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and John Ensign (R-Nev.) are questioning the constitutionality of the Democrats’ Senate version of the healthcare bill. On behalf of the Republican Steering Committee, the official caucus of conservative senators, the two raised on the Senate floor yesterday a Constitutional point of order that will compel a vote by the full Senate today on the bill’s constitutionality.
The point of order will either be waived -- by Democrats who don’t care about the constitutionality or are willing to ignore the issue -- or it will stand and the healthcare bill will be dead until the unconstitutional parts are excised.
Likely part of the planned series of votes today around 2:00 pm, the Senate chair will not rule on the bill’s constitutionality, so the matter will be placed before the full Senate to ask if the point is “well taken.” It takes a simple majority to agree that the bill is unconstitutional.
The Congressional Budget Office once stated “A mandate requiring all individuals to purchase health insurance would be an unprecedented form of federal action. The government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States.”
The bill requires every American citizen to buy health insurance “whether or not they ever visit a doctor, get a prescription or have an operation.” If a citizen chooses not to buy health insurance coverage, they will face a fine that will quickly increase to $750 or 2% of their taxable income, whichever is greater.
The senators say the individual mandate likely also violates the “takings” clause of the 5th Amendment.
“I am incredibly concerned that the Democrats’ proposed individual mandate provision takes away too much freedom and choice from Americans across the country,” Ensign said. “As an American, I felt the obligation to stand up for the individual freedom of every citizen to make their own decision on this issue. I don’t believe Congress has the legal authority to force this mandate on its citizens.”
The Heritage Foundation legal study concluded: “An individual mandate to enter into a contract with or buy a particular product from a private party, with tax penalties to enforce it, is unprecedented -- not just in scope but in kind --and unconstitutional as a matter of first principles and under any reasonable reading of judicial precedents.”
“This is one way we can be true to what the American people want us to do,” DeMint continued in the exclusive interview. “They keep asking, ‘What about the Constitution?’ I see it everywhere I go. There’s nothing in the Constitution about the government running our health care system. It seems obvious from the content in several places in the Constitution that showing any kind of preferential treatment at the federal level for states or persons is not constitutional. When we see like what’s going on in Nebraska or Louisiana -- it’s a clear violation of the Constitution on that front.”
What does DeMint hope to accomplish with the vote?
“What I hope we can do by raising the point of order is to maybe turn our focus back to our oath of office and the whole foundation that we are supposed to be making laws from, which is completely un-tethered now,” DeMint said.
“There is no mention of constitutional framework now when we deal with legislation. As I said [Monday] on the floor, most of the people here in this Congress believe that there is not a pothole in America today that should not be filled with a federal earmark -- or a scratched knee or a hurt feeling. I mean there’s nothing that can be brought up on the floor of the Senate that people could say, ‘That’s not constitutional,’ and be taken seriously. In fact it’s gone the other way. If you have the audacity to suggest that the government shouldn’t do something -- you are accused of not wanting it to be done. We have to break that pattern. And part of it with this bill that’s now become very high profile, if we raise a Constitutional Point of Order, get people thinking about it, my hope is if the thing does go through, and I’m going to fight to the end to stop it, but if it does go through that there are constitutional challenges to this thing for years.”
Wild Thing's comment........
They say people get the government they deserve, but I don't think Americans deserve Obama. Well just the ones that voted for this America hating terrorist loving Marxist.l But surely not the rest of us, we love our country and this is breaking our hearts and has us outraged.
Obama just getting creepier every day.
I applaud Senators DeMint and Ensign for standing firm in their support of our Constitution in the face of the current madness.
Posted by Wild Thing at December 24, 2009 04:50 AM
I watched it this morning and the bill passed. Now the American People get the shaft.
Posted by: BobF at December 24, 2009 07:50 AM
Not yet Bob, it still has to go to reconciliation. There is still a glimmer of hope, real hope that the extreme Libs and Stupak get their dander up. Another blue dog is talking about switching sides, there still some fight left in this thing.
So who knows be positive, its Christmas time and a time for miracles, and miracles have happened before.
Posted by: Mark at December 24, 2009 11:15 AM
The Constitution is a nuisance to the Democrats(socialists). It seems that they happily violate The Constitution. We the People lose every time the Democrats violate the Constitution, the framework of govt restrictions.
Posted by: TomR at December 24, 2009 11:58 AM
In case ya all missed it, the reason for canceling breast cancer screening in California was due to reduced revenues from tobacco, soon it will be a national reduction of revenue from reduced taxes due to no jobs. Of course we can rely on the United Nations to help us out like they have in the past.
Posted by: Jack at December 24, 2009 01:15 PM
Why do left/liberals always think Zimbabwe is something to emulate?
Posted by: Anonymous at December 24, 2009 09:46 PM
BobF.,I think Obama and his people did this
on purpose too, the vote on Christmas Eve.
Obama giving the middle finger to Christmas.
Posted by: Wild Thing at December 25, 2009 12:32 AM
Mark, that is true, " Christmas is a time for miracles".
Posted by: Wild Thing at December 25, 2009 12:34 AM
Tom, well said, it truly is just that.
"The Constitution is a nuisance to the Democrats(socialists)."
Posted by: Wild Thing at December 25, 2009 12:37 AM
Jack, thank you so much. I didn't know that.
Posted by: Wild Thing at December 25, 2009 12:38 AM
Anonymous, apparently the left sure thinks so.
Posted by: Wild Thing at December 25, 2009 12:38 AM