Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bogus Good and Welfare Clause Justifies O-Care Says Conyers

Speaking at the National Press Club luncheon July 2009, House Judiciary Chairman Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) questioned the need for legislators to actually read the health care bill.
"I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill.’... What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?"

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Last Monday, government takeover of the national health care system was voted into law. Congressman Conyers was asked by CNS news reporter what part of the Constitution allowed the government to mandate the citizenry to buy any product. Conyers replied:
"Under several clauses, the good and welfare clause and a couple others. All the scholars, the constitutional scholars that I know -- I’m chairman of the Judiciary committee, as you know -- they all say that there’s nothing unconstitutional in this bill and if there were, I would have tried to correct it if I thought there were."

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However, there is no such "good and welfare clause" anywhere in the Constitution. Conyers, a lawyer, admittedly never read the health care bill and has apparently been equally lax in reading the Constitution. I've read both.





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How Many Times Must a Somali Pirate Be Killed?

Private guards kill Somali pirate for first time AP/Yahoo news headline Wednesday, March 24.

Must have beeen a crewman from the Black Pearl.


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"Control the People" says Dem Leader

Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) in celebrating the Progressive/fascist victory over liberty, let slip the truth - the new law is to "control the people."


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Let me remind you this has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you're going to pass legislation that will cover 300 American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people. via ConfederateYankee

Paul W. Smith, radio talk show host at WJR, interviewed Dingell yesterday. Ed Morrisey at Hot Air observes, "...the private sector isn’t designed to "control the people" in the literal sense. You have to have government to do that, and people in charge who believe they should be in charge of "control[ling] the people" instead of supporting and defending the Constitution.






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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Change...

is not always obvious.

















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Quotes From This Day in History

In another 200 years, which of these quotes will be remembered?


"Look it up for yourself."
Barack Obama, socialist claimant to presidency, 2010, Health Care Reform signing.

"This is a fucking big deal."
V.P. Joe Biden, to Obama over open mic at Health Care Reform signing.

"I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
Patrick Henry, 1775, speaking before Virginia legislators a month before to start of the Revolutionary War.






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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sharpton Admits to Socialist Obama

Al Sharpton lets the cat out of the bag tonight in an interview on FOX News,
"The American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama."


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Loose lips sink shits.


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All Hail Great Leader Obama I


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R.I.P. United States of America

Health Care Reform HR 4872 has passed 219-212. All House Republicans and 34 brave Democrats opposed the bill abolishing free choice of health care and establishes the government as the sole provider of health care and student education loans.

United States of America
Born - July 4, 1776 Died - March 21, 2010



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Democrats Astounding Arrogance, Sense of Omnipotence

In the final hours of floor debate on the Obamacare Health Reform scam, Rep. John Campbell had time to write one more message to America.

The Vote: As of now, it looks like the final vote on $1 trillion in new taxes, $2 trillion in new spending, socialized medicine, and the confiscation of much of your freedom will be voted on at about 10:00 PM Eastern time tonight. I don’t know what is going to happen. I fear they will win. I pray they will not.

In an astounding show of arrogance, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a posse of her fellow Democrats chose to walk right through the group of people still protesting against the bill and for their civil and constitutional rights. They could have taken the tunnels under the Capitol, they clearly did this on purpose. She did this while holding a giant over-sized Speaker’s gavel in a gesture intended to taunt the assembled multitude. I’m not sure it is possible to overestimate the arrogance of this ruling majority. Their sense of omnipotence and their dismissal of the Constitution, the will of the people, the facts, and all pretense of equity makes me so angry that my hands are shaking as I write this [emphasis I.R.]. If you don’t believe me, here is the video:


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Just to show that the Democrats are still spending your money, socializing all of American society, and still cutting special deals for their friends, here’s another tidbit for you. As part of the Health care bill, Democrats included a provision having nothing to do with health care. Under the bill, no student loans will be permitted except as a loan from the government. They will eliminate all private lenders from the student loan program. This, by the way, completes the 4 year quest by Democrats to totally socialize all student loans. That is exactly what they will do with Healthcare now and very likely the banks in the future. Oh………but there is one exception: The bank of North Dakota, you can't make this stuff up. Only one privately owned bank in the country will be permitted to make student loans in the future if this passes, and that is the Bank of North Dakota. The entire state of North Dakota, by the way, is represented by a Democrat, Earl Pomeroy. Coincidence?

This is what the future under Obama/Pelosi/Reid rule looks like. Government controls more and more of your life; you have less and less freedom, and you get to keep less and less of your money. But if you are a friend of one of our rulers, you may get a special deal. Then, you can do what no one else can, you may not have to pay the taxes everyone else does and generally live under a different set of laws than the rest of us. Wasn’t the American Revolution about stopping that very practice?

I pray Congress does the right thing tonight and kills this bill. If we don’t, I pray for all of us.

Until tomorrow, I remain respectfully,

Congressman John Campbell
Member of Congress




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Dem Math v. Real Math

"We will bury you," Khruschev said. The American Liberal/Progressive/Socialist/Democrat/Communist Party today wields the shovel. The vote to destroy America's health care system was scheduled for 6:40PM EST today, but set back to 9:00PM EST. Pelosi was heard in passing that she has 217 votes and Hoyer, on an MSNBC talker this A.M. said they have 216+.

This is what the New York Times - NEW YORK TIMES!! - has to say about the great health care scam.

The Real Arithmetic of Health Care Reform
By DOUGLAS HOLTZ-EAKIN
Published: March 20, 2010

ON Thursday, the Congressional Budget Office reported that, if enacted, the latest health care reform legislation would, over the next 10 years, cost about $950 billion, but because it would raise some revenues and lower some costs, it would also lower federal deficits by $138 billion. In other words, a bill that would set up two new entitlement spending programs — health insurance subsidies and long-term health care benefits — would actually improve the nation’s bottom line.

Could this really be true? How can the budget office give a green light to a bill that commits the federal government to spending nearly $1 trillion more over the next 10 years?

The answer, unfortunately, is that the budget office is required to take written legislation at face value and not second-guess the plausibility of what it is handed. So fantasy in, fantasy out.

In reality, if you strip out all the gimmicks and budgetary games and rework the calculus, a wholly different picture emerges: The health care reform legislation would raise, not lower, federal deficits, by $562 billion.

Gimmick No. 1 is the way the bill front-loads revenues and backloads spending. That is, the taxes and fees it calls for are set to begin immediately, but its new subsidies would be deferred so that the first 10 years of revenue would be used to pay for only 6 years of spending.

Even worse, some costs are left out entirely. To operate the new programs over the first 10 years, future Congresses would need to vote for $114 billion in additional annual spending. But this so-called discretionary spending is excluded from the Congressional Budget Office’s tabulation.

Consider, too, the fate of the $70 billion in premiums expected to be raised in the first 10 years for the legislation’s new long-term health care insurance program. This money is counted as deficit reduction, but the benefits it is intended to finance are assumed not to materialize in the first 10 years, so they appear nowhere in the cost of the legislation.

Another vivid example of how the legislation manipulates revenues is the provision to have corporations deposit $8 billion in higher estimated tax payments in 2014, thereby meeting fiscal targets for the first five years. But since the corporations’ actual taxes would be unchanged, the money would need to be refunded the next year. The net effect is simply to shift dollars from 2015 to 2014.

In addition to this accounting sleight of hand, the legislation would blithely rob Peter to pay Paul. For example, it would use $53 billion in anticipated higher Social Security taxes to offset health care spending. Social Security revenues are expected to rise as employers shift from paying for health insurance to paying higher wages. But if workers have higher wages, they will also qualify for increased Social Security benefits when they retire. So the extra money raised from payroll taxes is already spoken for. (Indeed, it is unlikely to be enough to keep Social Security solvent.) It cannot be used for lowering the deficit.

A government takeover of all federally financed student loans — which obviously has nothing to do with health care — is rolled into the bill because it is expected to generate $19 billion in deficit reduction.

Finally, in perhaps the most amazing bit of unrealistic accounting, the legislation proposes to trim $463 billion from Medicare spending and use it to finance insurance subsidies. But Medicare is already bleeding red ink, and the health care bill has no reforms that would enable the program to operate more cheaply in the future. Instead, Congress is likely to continue to regularly override scheduled cuts in payments to Medicare doctors and other providers.

Removing the unrealistic annual Medicare savings ($463 billion) and the stolen annual revenues from Social Security and long-term care insurance ($123 billion), and adding in the annual spending that so far is not accounted for ($114 billion) quickly generates additional deficits of $562 billion in the first 10 years. And the nation would be on the hook for two more entitlement programs rapidly expanding as far as the eye can see.

The bottom line is that Congress would spend a lot more; steal funds from education, Social Security and long-term care to cover the gap; and promise that future Congresses will make up for it by taxing more and spending less.

The stakes could not be higher. As documented in another recent budget office analysis, the federal deficit is already expected to exceed at least $700 billion every year over the next decade, doubling the national debt to more than $20 trillion. By 2020, the federal deficit — the amount the government must borrow to meet its expenses — is projected to be $1.2 trillion, $900 billion of which represents interest on previous debt.

The health care legislation would only increase this crushing debt. It is a clear indication that Congress does not realize the urgency of putting America’s fiscal house in order.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who was the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 2003 to 2005, is the president of the American Action Forum, a policy institute.

Gateway Pundit offers,

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) destroyed Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) on FOX News Sunday. Ryan brought his own chart to show the massive new debt from this horrible bill. The bill means at least $376 billion in new spending federal spending and will raise taxes and premiums.

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