Let’s see, everything the government touches goes bankrupt, even if they don’t admit it. Social Security – bankrupt. Medicare and Medicaid – bankrupt. USPS – bankrupt. Cash for Clunkers – went broke in record time. Yet somehow these yahoos and their useful idiots have convinced a number of Americans that they will somehow successfully overhaul the health care industry in America. But they haven’t convinced enough of us, so they have to ram this thing through without any public scrutiny of what they’re about to do to us.
Heritage calls the Senate’s legislation The Vapor Bill, because we can’t see it. Nobody can because it doesn’t really exists. Isn’t that nice? So much for transparency.
President Barack Obama’s push for a sweeping health care overhaul edged closer to a major victory in the Senate Finance Committee. Early next week, the Senate Finance Committee will vote on final passage on the “Vapor Bill” being debated and marked up in Committee. The term “Vapor Bill” is used to describe the legislation, because the Senate Finance Committee has been debating the outline of a bill and not actual bill text in Committee. Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) offered an amendment to allow a reading of the bill for 72 hours before final passage, so that members could read the bill they were voting upon, yet liberals in the committee blocked this amendment. We have mapped out one scenario for Senate consideration before, but we now have more details on the secret plan to pass Obamacare.
The Senate floor debate on health legislation could start as early as next week, but more likely they will consider Obamacare starting on October 13th. The Senate Finance Committee has been held up and will not have a final vote on the Committee bill until next Tuesday, therefore the Senate will have to wait another week before the debate starts.
Here is what we know. Sources on K Street and on Capitol Hill have confirmed the following scenario: …..
What they’ll do is attach an amendment to include the public option right before the vote. Again, nobody will have the chance to read it. We’ll all be stuck with it and anyone who complains will be labeled with the insulte du jour.
Just as President Obama took a big gamble by travelling to Denmark to sell his cronies to the IOC, the democrats are taking a gamble that the voters will forget what they’ve done before the next election. I’d suggest informing your representatives you intend to do no such thing.
Update: Here’s video of Senator Tom Carper saying he won’t read the legislation before voting on it. It’s too confusing and arcane.