In a brazen act of defiance against over 50 percent of the American people, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her fellow leftist statists in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the monstrosity known as H.R. 3962 – Affordable Health Care for America Act [Article - House passes health care reform bill; Vote garners only one Republican].
The snag in the works was getting so-called “moderate” “Blue Dog” Democrats to vote for the “deficit neutral” bill. How did Pelosi get so-called “Blue Dog” Democrats to vote for passage of the bill? There was certainly some arm-twisting that was done by leftist Democrats and President Obama himself; however, by simply inserting a stipulation known as the “Stupak Amendment“, which limits, but does not eliminate coverage and funding for abortions, that’s all it took for so-called “moderate” Democrats to submit an “up” vote.
Never mind the insertion of items that don’t have anything to do with health care reform and that raise taxes on people whom President Obama promised would not be taxed. Never mind that over 50 percent of Americans do not want a public “option” or in other words, government-run health care [Rasmussen Report - Health Care Reform].
Self-serving, hyper-ambitious politicians on all levels of government do not care about the will of the American people. They do not genuinely care about the health and well-being of the American people. They have proven time and again that they are nothing but a group of haughty, arrogant, elitist power and money grabbers with an aristocratic sense of predestinate entitlement.
The next election cycle is only a year away. A lot can happen in a year and those who want to retain their positions of power will do their best (or worst) to pull the wool over their constituents’ eyes in an effort to get re-elected. They know that the memories of the people they claim to represent are short. They are banking on that knowledge because it is a successful time-tested strategy.
So-called health care reform is only one link in a longer chain of enslavement that leftist bosses are forging for America. They are only a couple of links away from completing that chain. After the chain is complete, it will be almost impossible to break it.
What will you do? Will you vote for or against the chain? The 2010 elections should give us an indication.
Despite a GOP boycott, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chairwoman of the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee and other Democrats on the committee approved a climate change bill that would require cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent over the next decade from 2005 levels [Article - Senate Panel Approves Climate Change Bill Despite GOP Boycott].
In typical overreaching fashion, leftist politicians are attempting to force unpopular economy-killing legislation through. However, there is a silver lining: The bill has passed committee, but it now goes to the Senate floor, where it is expected to die an ignominious death.
This goes along with a previously submitted ACW post, touching on how leftist politicians tirelessly and tenaciously try to further their destructive interests [Reference - German Chancellor Merkel And The Climate Change “Wall”].
To be sure, the battle to force through legislation based on junk science will continue. Without unwavering, steadfast opposition to leftist environmental lunacy, it is a guarantee that climate change legislation will be passed and the suffering of the American people will last for decades.
Here is a copy of all 1990 pages of H.R. 3962 – Affordable Health Care for America Act for your reading pleasure, providing you want to read the whole thing, which I’m sure would be more than most members of the U.S. House of Representatives have done:
What I gather from all of the talk about the legislation, it is basically the H.R. 3200 – America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 on steroids, including more convoluted and vague legal speak in an effort to mask the establishment of a government-run health care system.
Again, cost estimates on the legislation are incomplete and contrary to what House Speaker Pelosi thinks, each present (and future) American citizen could be facing a bill that is worth over 1 trillion dollars (that’s $1,000,000,000,000.00), instead of the less than 900 billion dollars Speaker Pelosi would like us to believe the cost to be. This will hardly give a majority of Americans the “choice” on whether or not to pay for something they don’t want in the first place [Article - CBO: House Bill Costs $1.055 Trillion].
I thought I hadn’t awakened from my sleep and was still dreaming when I heard that our most highly esteemed potentate and savior of the world, President Barack Hussein Obama, had won the Nobel Peace Prize [Article - Obama says he'll accept Nobel as 'call to action'].
President Obama was gracious in his acceptance speech. He had the same feeling of shock and surprise that millions upon millions of people experienced when it was announced that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize. He acknowledged that he was not deserving of the prize and didn’t view the award “as a recognition of my own accomplishments,” but rather as a recognition of goals he has set for the U.S. and the world. Mr. Obama said, “I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many transformative figures that have been honored by this prize.” But, he said, “I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations to confront the challenges of the 21st century.”
What accomplishments? Community organizing? Being a state senator? Performing the duties of a U.S. Senator for the sum total of two years? Talking about hope and change? By transformative figures, I am guessing that President Obama is excluding the late bloodthirsty terrorist Yasser Arafat. It should give us all a warm fuzzy that Obama is accepting the award as a “call to action”. You mean like giving the barbaric Taliban in Afghanistan a role in the government there [Article - Obama Focusing on al Qaeda, not Taliban]? Read More…
With conservative and moderate Republicans and Democrats being opposed to a public “option” being included in any health care (insurance) reform legislation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has threatened to use reconciliation or the “nuclear” option to ram health care (insurance) reform legislation down America’s collective throat [Article - Reid Threatens 'Nuclear Option' to Pass Health Care Reform as Panel Starts Work].
What’s more, a draft of the U.S. Senate’s health care (insurance) reform legislation will not be available for the public to read and research. So much for transparency [Press Release - 1. Bunning Introduces Transparency Resolution | 2. Bunning: Democrats Are Intent On Keeping Americans In The Dark].
There has been talk of passage of a watered-down bill that would leave the way open for any public “option” amendments or other amendments that would receive stiff opposition if they were inserted in committee [Article - 1. Boehner Decries “Phantom Amendments” Added to Senate Health Care Bill After Committee Vote | 2. The Vapor Bill – Congress’ Secret Plan to Pass Obamacare - Update | 3. New plan might allow Dems to slip public option through Senate].
Go ahead all of you power-hungry, self-serving, leftist politicians—force through legislation that the American people don’t want [Article - Reconciliation 101: A "Nuclear" Abuse of Power]. I’m sure most if not all of you know that you are going to be committing political suicide. You claim to care about the wants and needs of the American people. If you continue to defy the will of the people, with elections coming up, the people will show just how much they care about you.
Ex-Marine David William Hedrick will be running against U.S. Congressman Brian “Teabaggers Are Terrorists” Baird (D-WA) for Baird’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. I have no doubt that Congressman Baird is not the only one who has to fear for his political future. Here is a reminder of the disparaging comment made by Congressman Baird regarding those who oppose government-run health care and increased government control of and interference in the lives of the American people:
Here is a video of Mr. Hedrick in his exchange with Congressman Baird: Read More…
In keeping with the theme of a previous ACW post, video of school children singing the praises of the esteemed ruler, savior of the world, potentate and “god” (with a small “g”) Obama has been released:
I wonder how many more schools are allowing this to happen. Given the dismal condition of America’s public education system, one would think that our country’s schools should be concentrating on actually educating our children, instead of singing songs praising a person who has done nothing to raise the spirits of every American, since he has been inaugurated. Politics should stay out of pre-elementary, elementary, junior high and middle schools, period. There are political science-type classes in high school, but lesson plans of those classes should be neutral in political affiliation and not promote one ideology over another. Read More…
Yet again more from the so-called party of “No” and the party with no fresh ideas. Another conservative health care reform bill, submitted to the U.S. House floor back in July, that was referred to committee, but has since then made it to the committee scrap heap along with H.R. 3218 – Improving Health Care for All Americans Act:
Conveniently, House leftists and the MIA (Media In Absentia) didn’t give another conservative bill (268 pages total) one ounce of consideration or air time [Bill Tracking - H.R. 3400: Empowering Patients First Act]. More of the same old worn-out conservative/Republican ideas? Oh that’s right, no public or government “option” in its contents. A bill that actually empowers the people, giving a patient the freedom of choice and taking personal responsibility for his or her own health care. Also contained in the legislation are provisions for tort reform, coverage for every American citizen, no coverage for illegal aliens, less of a tax burden to the American taxpayer and more cost control regulations governing the health insurance industry [Press Release - Putting Patients First!].
Compared to the monstrosity known as the over 1,100-page government-run health care bill (H.R. 3200 – America’s Affordable Health Choices Act), which includes the creation of at least 54 government agencies, government-educated, trained and paid physicians; tax increases to pay for such expansion, including all of the procedures to be covered and paid for, no tort reform (besides, you can’t sue the government), coverage for illegals, vaguely-defined government “exchanges”, equally vague descriptions of the various boards and panels a patient must refer and/or report to, mandates on patients for government-approved health care coverage, mandatory employer coverage, encouraging “competition” among the various health insurance companies, which is really no competition at all when they won’t be able to compete with government coverage, penalties for non-compliance or “opting out” of the public “option” and since government-run health care as it is described in H.R. 3200 will increase in cost over a short period of time, health care rationing will occur, I don’t know why leftists in the U.S. House of Representatives would want to make legislation any simpler.
It appears the Obama administration knew about the high costs of cap and trade. In the U.S. Treasury Department’s report to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, several omissions or blacked-out words have been found. Was the information in the report so embarrassing and damaging to President Obama that he and his administration cajoled or even forced the Treasury Department into making sure that nobody knew about it?
Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, the Treasury Department’s report had to be released; however, I guess the FOIA doesn’t mention what condition the report has to be in [Article - 1. Cap-and-Trade Memos Fire Up the Skeptics | 2. Cap And Trade Redux: $1,761 Annually Per Family? Or Not?].
So much for transparency and “change you can believe in”. More Chicago-style politics at work here, ladies and gentlemen.
The anti-Obama, right-wing, conservative (sarc-off) U.S. Department of the Treasury released information on how much H.R. 2998 – American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 would cost each American family [Article - Obama Admin: Cap And Trade Could Cost Families $1,761 A Year].
The U.S. House already passed H.R. 2998 and the U.S. Senate is still considering and examining it. Unless the Senate waters it down or rejects it outright, get ready to dig deep into your pockets, America! Save the planet! Reduce your carbon footprint! Hope and change! Yes we can! Sacrifice! Sacrifice!
Besides far-left ideologues and Kool-Aid-drinking Obamatons [Article - 1. WaPo Promotes Story That 9-12 Marchers Are Racist: 'They Don't Even Know What They Are Protesting' | 2. Axelrod: Protests may not mean much], does anybody have any doubt what the 9/12 protests in Washington, D.C. and across the country were about [Article - 9/12 was a transformative event]? If you are one of those who is still wondering what the 9/12 demonstrations were all about, please refer to the following:
It’s not about party affiliation, race, nationality, background, age, gender or religion. It’s about freedom and liberty. It’s about being an American and holding true to the principles that the Founding Fathers based our country and our country’s government on. It’s about coming together to further a common belief:
“…that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Well folks, it’s official. With absolutely no consideration of his background or debate on his nomination (thus the cloture vote), Cass Sunstein has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new director of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs [Article - Cass Sunstein confirmed in 57-40 vote].
Six Republicans voted for Mr. Sunstein’s confirmation [Reference - U.S. Senate Cass R. Sunstein Confirmation Roll Call Vote]. They are:
Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN)
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH)
Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), one of the seven Republicans who voted for cloture on Mr. Sunstein’s nomination, did not vote for Sunstein to be confirmed.
If you want to know more about Cass Sunstein, please refer to this ACW post:
Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) obviously had enough of Obama’s finger-pointing and accusations when he basically called President Obama a liar. Congressman Wilson’s exclamation prompted looks of disgust from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joe Biden, as well as shouts of “Shame!” from several Democrat members in attendance. To be sure, Wilson will be receiving an abundance of calls and E-mails from infuriated American citizens who support President Obama and/or his agenda. Wilson later apologized for his outburst, but the focus of Wilson’s anger was on what the President was saying all throughout yesterday’s speech to U.S. Congress [Article - Barack Obama health care speech: Republican calls president a liar].
The facts speak for themselves and analyses of H.R. 3200 have been done over the past couple of months. ACW has even posted an analysis of H.R. 3200, referencing page numbers, articles, sections, subsections, etc. [ACW Post - Analysis of H.R. 3200 – America’s Affordable Health Choices Act Of 2009]. Leftist politicians and proponents of government-run health care have played their word games during the health care reform debate by saying that what opponents of government-run health care or the “public option” (now health care co-ops?) have been saying what is in the bill is not in the bill. They have even called their opponents liars. President Obama has been one of those who has called government-run health care opponents liars.
After reading the following linked information, you can judge for yourselves whether Barack Obama is being completely honest with the American people or not: Read More…
While America is distracted by health care reform, cap and trade, “stimu-less”, etc., another Obama nominee slips through the cracks. Cass Sunstein, another radical leftist advisor of Barack Obama, will now go through the Senate confirmation process [Article - Democrats push Cass Sunstein nomination]. A cloture vote was pushed through today and unfortunately, seven Republicans voted “Yea” [Reference - U.S. Senate Cass R. Sunstein Cloture Roll Call Vote]. Those Republicans are:
Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN)
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH)
It is not surprising that Senators Collins and Snowe would vote against their own party’s interests because they have consistently done so. One has to wonder why they even remain Republicans. Although they don’t consistently vote against their own party like Snowe and Collins, Senator Gregg’s and Senator Lugar’s votes are not incredibly surprising. However, it is more alarming that Senators Bennett, Hatch and Voinovich would vote for Mr. Sunstein. I can only venture a guess as to why they voted for the man. Perhaps resulting from sheer ignorance of who Sunstein is?
Okay then, who really is Cass R. Sunstein? Glenn Beck of Fox News gives us some insight: Read More…
Another example of leftist hypocrisy and minimization [Article - 1. ACLU investigated for exposing CIA agents to terrorists | 2. DOJ: ACLU May Have Exposed CIA Operatives' IDs].
The ACLU has long since outlived its usefulness. The “John Adams Project” is endorsed by the ACLU [Released Statement - John Adams Project - Statement of Anthony D. Romero]. Fox News tried to ask a “John Adams Project” member questions about the revealing of photos and IDs of CIA agents to terrorists. This was the response they got:
On Sunday, the 6th of September, Van Jones resigned as “green” jobs advisor or “czar” to President Obama [Article - Van Jones resigns amid controversy]. It’s interesting to note that Obama did not ask for his resignation, according to statements made by another one of his senior advisors:
Van Jones has damaged President Obama’s credibility even more. This is not the least bit helpful for Obama. To prevent further damage, the President needs to remove anybody with extreme, radical far-left views from the White House. So far, he has not done that. Even though Van Jones is officially gone, is he going to really be “gone” or out of the White House? It will certainly not be surprising that Mr. Jones is found to be advising Obama in some “unofficial” capacity [Article - Van Jones Scandal Threatens Obama Presidency].
Van Jones is just the tip of a rather insidiously imposing iceberg. Many more people serving as Obama’s “czars” have questionable credentials and radical ideological views. I doubt they all suddenly changed their attitudes and views overnight. They have not even been properly vetted. I think the vetting needs to be done by concerned American citizens. Obama’s “czars” need to be investigated and if they are of the same ilk as Van Jones, they need to dismissed. This will not stop them from “advising” President Obama, but it will put Obama and his administration on notice that people are watching and will not tolerate leftist radicals to shape, re-shape and/or dictate national policy.