How is this action not treasonous? Why does the public sit for it? Where is the outcry? Let the tsunami cover them all with their own shame and lies this February in Illinois.
We Are No Longer a Nation of Laws. Senate Sets Up Requirement for Super-Majority to Ever Repeal Obamacare
By DCT | December 22, 2009
The Senate Democrats declare a super-majority of senators will be needed to overrule any regulation imposed by the Death Panels
Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile) Monday, December 21st at 10:15PM EST at Redstate.com
If ever the people of the United States rise up and fight over passage of Obamacare, Harry Reid must be remembered as the man who sacrificed the dignity of his office for a few pieces of silver. The rules of fair play that have kept the basic integrity of the Republic alive have died with Harry Reid. Reid has slipped in a provision into the health care legislation prohibiting future Congresses from changing any regulations imposed on Americans by the Independent Medicare [note: originally referred to as “medical”] Advisory Boards, which are commonly called the “Death Panels.”
It was Reid leading the Democrats who ignored 200 years of Senate precedents to rule that Senator Sanders could withdraw his amendment while it was being read.
It was Reid leading the Democrats who has determined again and again over the past few days that hundreds of years of accumulated Senate parliamentary rulings have no bearing on the health care vote. [emphasis mine and throughout]
On December 21, 2009, however, Harry Reid sold out the Republic in toto.
Upon examination of Senator Harry Reid’s amendment to the health care legislation, Senators discovered section 3403. That section changes the rules of the United States Senate.
To change the rules of the United States Senate, there must be sixty-seven votes.
Section 3403 of Senator Harry Reid’s amendment requires that “it shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection.” The good news is that this only applies to one section of the Obamacare legislation. The bad news is that it applies to regulations imposed on doctors and patients by the Independent Medicare Advisory Boards a/k/a the Death Panels.
Section 3403 of Senator Reid’s legislation also states, “Notwithstanding rule XV of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a committee amendment described in subparagraph (A) may include matter not within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Finance if that matter is relevant to a proposal contained in the bill submitted under subsection (c)(3).” In short, it sets up a rule to ignore another Senate rule.
Senator Jim DeMint confronted the Democrats over Reid’s language. In the past, the Senate Parliamentarian has repeatedly determined that any legislation that also changes the internal standing rules of the Senate must have a two-thirds vote to pass because to change Senate rules, a two-thirds vote is required. Today, the Senate President, acting on the advice of the Senate Parliamentarian, ruled that these rules changes are actually just procedural changes and, despite what the actual words of the legislation say, are not rules changes. Therefore, a two-thirds vote is not needed in contravention to longstanding Senate precedent.
To read the whole article click here!
I will personally work on the campaigns of the opponents of these Senators if they run for re-election; we MUST sweep them ALL OUT OF WASHINGTON unless they are FOR conservative values and can PROVE it by their record!
[Be sure to read comments from Publius Huldah.]
No Longer a Nation of Laws—Super-Majority Required to Repeal Obamacare: http://wp.me/pzfHB-pc
From the Desk of:
Steve Elliott, Grassfire Nation
[Call your Senators NOW!]
Yesterday’s meeting between President Obama and the 60-member
democratic caucus means we’ve reached the end game on the
Senate ObamaCare vote.
But the meeting and Obama’s claim that we are “on the precipice”
to passage are all part of a grand deception scheme that,
sadly, is on the verge of succeeding.
First… The legislative text of the new Reid bill HAS NOT
BEEN RELEASED. There is NO BILL for your Senators to actually
see and read, and NO BILL for you to see and read!
THE REAL WORK AND THE REAL DEALS ARE TAKING PLACE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS!
Second, what’s really happening amounts to pure bribery.
With YOUR MONEY, Reid and Obama are trying to buy
the votes of swing senators to the tune of hundreds of
millions of dollars. Reports indicate that Sen. Ben Nelson
may have been offered $500 million in earmarks for his
state in appreciation of his support of ObamaCare.
Also, we’re told that in Reid’s latest plan, the “public option”
has been removed. But has it? (I guess we’re supposed to take
Reid on his word that the not-yet-seen 2,000+ page bill does
not include a public option!) And does it matter…
With or without a formal “public option,” ObamaCare
means government-run health care. ObamaCare still is
based on the unconstitutional “individual mandate,”
includes massive tax increases, imposes an oppressive new
government bureaucracy and puts the government in
charge of your health care.
+ + Action: Let Your Senators Know What YOU Think!
I want to encourage you to use every means at your disposal to
let your Senators and other key Senators know what you think
about ObamaCare. Some resources for you:
+ + Action #1: Fax Your Senators Now
Use our FaxFire system to get your faxes to your two Senators
and other key Senators right now. Go here:
Or… send your own faxes. We have provided all the information
you need. Go here:
+ + Action #2: Call your two Senators
–Tell them you live in their state
–Tell your Senators you want to actually see the bill and that
you are outraged that Senate leaders are forcing their secret
bill to a final vote.
–Tell them you oppose ObamaCare and urge them to vote “NO” on
cloture and the final bill.
–Tell them you oppose the unconstitutional “individual mandate”
and the oppressive taxes in the plan.
Sen. Durbin 202-224-2152
Sen. Burris 202-224-2854
+ + Action #3: Alert your friends
We just completed the latest round of hand-delivery of more
than 800,000 petitions and our next hand-delivery will begin
Please forward this link to your friends and ask them to sign
so they can be included in the next hand-delivery:
Thanks for taking a stand for freedom!
P.S. Despite the claims of Obama and Reid, this debate is not over.
A grand deception is under way to convince YOU and YOUR SENATORS
that passage of ObamaCare is inevitable. What they fear is a
massive grassroots uprising in these final hours. Go here to
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[The National Center for Policy Analysis (www.ncpa.org) has a plethora of resources, but the healthcare issue is one of their strongest. Please consider requesting their newsletter (this is a copy of an update) and please also ponder equally how much your donation is needed at this time in the fight against government intrusion.]
Want to hear a little good news? Thanks to the efforts of Policy Patriots just like you, we’ve sent more than 210,000 letters to Congress in the last three weeks against government run health care. In this public policy war of attrition, a sustained campaign – in the form of hundreds of thousands of letters and a petition supported by 1.34 million Americans – is what will ultimately win the fight against government-run health care. Thanks for your continued support and let’s keep up the fight!
Poll Deaf. If you feel ignored by the House of Representatives, you’re not alone. A Rasmussen Reports poll this week reaffirmed that more Americans oppose (52%) health care legislation than favor (45%) it. Nevertheless, as last Saturday’s legislative spectacle attests, Speaker Pelosi is still singing the health care tune.
Go Directly to Jail. As you know, in the 1,990-page bill that squeaked (220-215) out of the House on Saturday there’s plenty of bad policy to fill this letter (and several more). What you may not know is that failing to comply with the new requirements in this legislation could land you in jail – for up to five years!
The most appalling effect of the Affordable Health Care for America Act is the extent of control which the federal government would exercise over individual health care decisions. The legislation requires you to purchase health insurance, whether you need it or want it, and dictates the parameters of your policy. What’s more, failure to purchase insurance would result in a slew of fines and, as this letter from the Joint Committee on Taxation makes clear, failure to pay the fines would result in criminal penalties including “a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.”
AARP: Abandoning Seniors, Advancing AARP. In apparent disregard for the interests of senior citizens, the AARP supported the House health care bill, including the following provisions:
- $500 billion in overall budget cuts for Medicare.
- $170 billion in budget cuts for Medicare Advantage-the program’s entire budget-leaving 12 million American seniors with fewer health care options.
- A 20% cut in doctor’s pay, forcing doctors to take on more patients and spend less time with each person in their care.
Why would the AARP endorse legislation which so clearly hurts the interests of senior citizens? You decide! For facts on how you will be affected by this legislation, click on this link to get the facts.
FIGHT BACK! The next stop on the runaway train known as ObamaCare is the floor of the United States Senate. Help us derail Ms. Pelosi’s health care legislation by writing your Senators. The American people deserve better than what’s coming down the tracks and you can help put a stop to it. Click on the link below and send a letter to Congress telling them to JUST SAY NO to health care legislation.
Already sent a letter? No problem – a new letter is on the website, ready for your signature!
The NCPA maintains a wealth of educational and resource material including better alternatives to government-run health care:
John Goodman’s Health Care Plan:
Health Care Solutions:
Five Steps to a Better Health Care System:
Dr. John Goodman’s Blog – Current, up-to date information on the debate:
Heartland Institute’s Health Care Solutions:
Thank you again for your support of the “Free Our Health Care NOW!” and for fighting against government-run health care. This is a fight worth fighting and a fight we can win!
National Center for Policy Analysis
[Be sure to at least take a look at the letter from the JCT, because this WILL affect YOU: http://republicans.waysandmeans.house.gov/UploadedFiles/JCTletter110509.pdf]
“Let Your Voice Be Heard” by Congressman Mike Pence—a true Conservative.
Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugged has again posted marvelous links for your reference. But here’s the catch—you need to DO SOMETHING! I’ll list some of her links below. Whatever you decide, the future of our nation rides on that decision!
President Kennedy is known for his energetic speeches that riled up the nation and catapulted us to the moon. His dynamic words moved us to motion and we need that movement now…
Now is the time for all good (wo)men to come to the aid of their country.
Ronald Reagan told of our date with destiny in his 1964 Goldwater speech:
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
The Wall Street Journal is calling Nancy Pelosi’s 1,990-page government takeover of healthcare the “worst piece of post-NewDeal legislation ever introduced.”The Journal says it will create an “unrepealable middle class entitlement” that will cause taxes to “rise precipitously” and will result in “all medicine” being “rationed via politics.”
The CBO cost estimate is coming in at $1.055 trillion and that’s just scratching the surface. The Journal says “ObamaCare will be lucky to cost under $2 trillion over 10 years; it will grow more after that.”Go here to access Wall Street Journal’s excellent analysis of what it calls the “worst bill ever”:http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?U=22654&CID=122&RID=21727630
+ + Bill loaded with taxes, fines, penalties and regulationsIn case there was any doubt left that ObamaCare is a massive,tax-increasing power grab, consider what our Grassfire research team unearthed about the words used in Pelosi’s bill:
–181 instances of “penalty” or “penalties”
–214 times “taxes” or “tax” is recorded
–82 usages of “fee” and “fees”
…A total of 486 times any form of the words penalty,surcharge, tax, fine or fee are used!
–422 instances of “require,” “requires” or “required”
–78 times the words “obligation” or “obligated” occur
–219 usages of “regulation(s)”
–106 times “impose, imposed or imposes” are used…
A total of 609 times any form of the words impose, require,mandate, obligation, license or regulation are used
+ + Pelosi promising vote by as soon as Thursday
We are now bracing for a floor vote in the House as soon as Thursday or Friday. That means we have just a few days to get our message through loud and clear.
+ + Action #1 — Hand-deliver your message directly to Congress
Grassfire has already delivered over 100,000 personal letters from citizens across the country to key members of Congress –in just the past week.
This is the best way to make sure your message gets personally delivered to your two Senators, your Representative and other key members of Congress. This is especially crucial this week. Please go here right now to schedule your messages to be personally hand-delivered: http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?U=22655&CID=122&RID=21727630
Each day’s orders are delivered the next day, so please take a moment right now to schedule your hand-delivery.
+ + Action 2 — Help flood Congress with petitions, phonecalls and other contacts all week long.
In addition to the hand-delivered letters, Grassfire will also be hand-delivering each and every signed petition as part of a massive grassroots effort taking place this Thursday.
Grassfire hopes to rally 1 million citizen contacts (petitions,faxes, phone calls, letters) this Thursday, coinciding with Rep. Michelle Bachmann’s call to join her in walking the halls of Congress and make sure the voice of citizens is heard.
Two ways you can help:
#1 — Ask your friends to sign the petition by going here: http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?u=22661&PID=21727630
All petitions received by 6am Wednesday will be hand-delivered Thursday.
#2 — Call! Call! Call!
Please call your two Senators and your Representative. If they do not receive hand-delivered letters and calls and other communications from constituents, they will assume you support ObamaCare!
Rep. Shimkus 202-225-5271
Sen. Durbin 202-224-2152
Sen. Burris 202-224-2854
Or, call the switchboard and ask for your member of Congress:202-224-3121.
Be sure to tell your Senators and Representative that you live in their state or district.
We have posted more information at ResistNet. Go here: http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?U=22656&RID=21727630
This is the final countdown to the showdown over ObamaCare.
All hands on deck!
Steve Elliott, President
P.S. Please forward this message to your friends.
We simply must have millions of citizens engaged
THIS WEEK in this debate.
To send your hand-delivered letters,
For more on grassroots efforts:http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?U=22658&RID=21727630
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Do you get the feeling that THIS IS THE WAY TO TAKE AMERICA BACK?!!!
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Please check out these links from the Atlas blog post mentioned earlier:
Here are the latest news updates on the Marxist assault on the American people, the American economy and the Constitution. This cannot stand.
It is 1,990 pages long so House Republicans and GOP leadership are still reading through the many details included in the Pelosi health care bill, unveiled last Thursday. We will continue delivering updates here on GOP.gov as more details are revealed. Be sure to check out our three previous entries full of facts pulled from specific pages of the bill. The nuggets of information included in these posts say a lot about what is included in the bill. Read reactions and statements from House Republicans on the bill here.
Over 100 New Federal Bureaucracies Created in Pelosi Health Care Bill
Pelosi Health Care Bill By the Numbers (and there are A LOT of numbers you don’t want to miss out on)
House Leader John Boehner Delivers the Weekly Republican Address here.
For months we have all been working feverishly to make sure that government run health care legislation is not passed. We have done it all:We’ve yelled.We’ve called.We’ve emailed.We’ve written.We’ve rallied.We’ve even marched on the Capitol.
Still our cries and concerns have not been heard. We have cried tears of despair and shouted in frustration, but still many are not listening.
We know you all are so very tired. We know that each of you work tirelessly each and everyday, trying to do your part, to make a difference. Each of you has done a great job at speaking your hearts.
Some are calling for more angry protests, even storming the Capitol, but let’s not give the media another chance to falsely portray us as an unruly mob.
INSTEAD, LET’S REMIND THEM WHY WE ARE FIGHTING FOR OUR COUNTRY.
Together, with the doctors of Take Back Medicine and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, the Patriots of Tea Party Patriots Live, Resistnet, and the Tea Party Express, are going to STAND TOGETHER, speak from the heart, and remind Washington we will stand together to protect this country!
On Thursday, November 5th, Representative Michele Bachman (MN) will stand on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. She will be joined by other Members of Congress and many Patriots from across this country. People will be traveling from coast to coast, to stand shoulder to shoulder with other Patriots in Washington this week. We know most of you can’t get to Washington again so soon….. So let’s join Representative Bachman and other Patriots by turning out at State Capitols and Congressional district offices across the country.
Instead of yelling or protesting, let’s sing “God Bless America” at 12:30 pm EST at every location across the country. Let’s send a message that says “WE STAND TOGETHER!”
ACTION STEPS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
1. GO TO U.S. CAPITOL at 12 noon EST
If you can make it to D.C., stand up with the other patriots who will be standing with Representative Bachman.At 12:30, everyone will sing “God Bless America.”
After singing with Patriots from across this country, deliver handwritten letters to the Representatives telling them to VOTE NO on government controlled health care.
2. GO TO DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES at 12 noon EST [11:00 am CST]
At 12:30 pm EST, at the exact same time around the country, in Washington, D.C. and at your local Congressional offices, join together and sing “God Bless America.”
After singing with Patriots from across this country, deliver handwritten letters to the Representatives telling them to VOTE NO on government controlled health care.
3. GO TO STATE CAPITOL at 12 noon EST [11 am CST]
At 12:30 pm EST [11:30 CST], at the exact same time around the country, in Washington, D.C. and at your local Congressional offices, join together and sing “God Bless America.”
4.Twitter “We Stand Together” and use hashtag #killbill at 12:15pm [11:15].
You can update your location and progress throughout the day using Twitter hashtag #killbill. Please send us your videos and pictures. There will be live broadcasting of some events throughout the day. You can broadcast your own event by using Ustream.tv or Next2Friends.com.
5. Call the White House (202.456.1414) at 1:00pm [12 Noon CST]
Tell the White House “We Stand Together.”
6. Call your local Congressional office at 1:15 pm [12:15 CST].
You can find the number here or you can dial the Washington, D.C. Congressional switchboard (202.224.3121) to contact the DC office.
7. Email your Representative at 1:30 pm [12:30 CST].
You can email your Representative here.
More important links:
When the White House made its jobs creation announcement, none of the news media reported that another government program — immigration — completely wiped out any overall benefit for unemployed Americans.
Your 3 Members of Congress need to be told repeatedly this week that the federal immigration program this year already has issued about 1.125 million permanent and temporary work permits to new working-age foreign citizens!
All of us need to point out to every local newspaper, every Member of Congress and every one of our co-workers and family that the federal government has imported more than a million working-age foreign citizens this year to negate every positive impact the stimulus could have had for U.S. workers:
(but it imported 1,125,000 foreign workers at same time)
As President Obama’s FCC moves forward to impose burdensome Net Neutrality regulations on the Internet and just in time for Halloween, CFIF this week released the following illustration highlighting the intricate web between the Obama Administration and Google, a leading supporter of Net Neutrality. The illustration raises the question: Is Net Neutrality merely a trick on Internet users or just a treat for Google’s welfare?
Google’s Spider Web of Ties to the Obama Administration
Obama’s FCC and Net Neutrality – Merely a Trick on Internet Users or
Just a Treat for Google?
We are in for what may very well be the most important political fight of our lifetime. And we mean lifetime literally. In the future, our very lives may depend on our actions today.
You probably know at least 1 person who has had an abnormal medical test. Maybe you have had it yourself. Maybe it was a family member or a loved one. After that first abnormal test, the doctor usually schedules more tests, maybe refers you to a specialist, and works to determine what the diagnosis is. Waiting for those tests and the results can feel like the longest wait in the world. You worry that something is wrong. You hope that nothing is wrong. You think, “Is it serious? Do I have cancer or some other terrible disease? Is it malignant? Maybe it will be benign. Maybe the doctors are wrong.” You wait. And you worry. Luckily, in our health care system today in America, that wait is only days or maybe a couple of weeks. And, if the diagnosis is serious and requires further treatment, doctors work to treat your problem right away.
Imagine if that wait were months and months long. Imagine if some government bureaucrat said, “You will have to wait for 4 months until we have the time and doctors to treat you.” Imagine that few days or weeks turning to months. What if the problem were serious? What if the wait time caused you to miss your treatment window? What if it were your mom? Your spouse? Your child? This happened to Shona Holmes. A couple of weeks ago, Amy Kremer and I had the privilege to meet Shona Holmes and hear her story first hand. Had Shona waited for her nationalized health care in Canada to actually diagnose and treat her, she would have died. Click here to watch her story on Patients United Now and her Fox News Interview.
The liberal tax and spend politicians want to takeover our health care. They want control not just of our wallets but also our very lives. These politicians realize what is at stake. If the bill passes, bureaucrats in Washington will determine when you can see a doctor, which doctor you can see, and whether or not you can actually have treatment. Is this what you want? Are you going to let politicians takeover your health care?
The bill that will allow the government to takeover our health care was introduced today. It is 1,018 pages long. The politicians know that if you have time to read the bill you will not want it. They are not willing to allow honest debate and honest review of amendments. Speaker Pelosi and the House of Representatives are trying to rush passage of this bill, this one thousand eighteen page bill, by the time they go on summer vacation on July 31.
Are you willing to fight for control of your personal health care? Do you want the government to takeover your health care?
The heat is on! It is make or break time.
If you do not want the government to take control of your physical well being in addition to your wallets, then you must act. We must act quickly, decisively, and relentlessly. Here is what you can do:
1. Attend the Tea Party Patriots Health Care Freedom Protest in your area. Take an hour off of work. Are your health care and the physical well being of your family members important enough to you to spend an hour making sure your voice is heard? While you are there, we need you to do 3 things: sign the Free Our Health Care Now Petition, Sign the Letter to your Representative or Senator and hand deliver it to their office, and hold your signs opposing government takeover of your health care.
2. On Monday, July 20, call every single Blue Dog Democrat, those are Democrats who say they are fiscally conservative, (click here for list and phone numbers). Record your answers in this form (click for the form). We want to keep up with the number of calls, emails, and faxes that are made into Congress.
3. Be prepared to make more phone calls next week.
Have a little more time? Want to do a little more? – Forward this message to everyone in your list. Ask them to take these actions as well. Make phone calls to your friends and family to make sure they understand what is at stake.
Really want to go a little further? Have the time to make a large commitment to keeping control of your health care? – Print the Free Our Health Care Now Petition. Now, take that petition and walk up and down your street asking your neighbors to sign it. Ask them if they will print the letter and email it to their elected officials. If they are passionate, then forward this email to them and ask them to call each and every Blue Dog Democrat.
Jenny Beth Martin on behalf of
Your Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Team
Jenny Beth Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org (404-326-0936)
Amy Kremer, email@example.com (678-495-8271)
Mark Meckler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Neppell, email@example.com
NOTE: There is the probability when some of you will receive this message some of the information will be outdated. This is due to the way Constant Contact must stage emails to ensure their customers are not spammers. Since we are adding such a large volume of contacts on a regular basis, it takes awhile to run the email. We will keep our Health Care Page updated as to when the bill passes through each committee.
Letter to Your Elected Officials on Capitol Hill
(Note: This is an example — change this up a bit and add your own words. Boilerplate letters don’t carry much weight!)
Dear Representative ___________ and Senators______________,
As your constituent, a fellow American, and citizen of your state, I am writing to ask you to vote against any bill that will give the government increased control over healthcare and will lead to nationalized health care in the United States.
The documented accounts of rationing of medical services, long wait line for diagnosis and then longer wait lines for treatment, and inferior medical care cannot be ignored. In America, while our health care system may not perfect, we are able to choose our doctors, the doctors determine the best course of treatment for their patients, and there is no rationing of medical services. Additionally, in America, uninsured patients cannot be denied treatment in public hospital emergency rooms, so those uninsured patients are able to get the treatment they need in a timely manner.
If you insist on voting for government politicians to take over my health care, I implore you to do 4 things:
Promise and commit to change your health insurance and your immediate family members’ health insurance to the new government run program.
Promise and sign the pledge to read the bill and allow public input on the final bill for a minimum of 72 hours before voting.
Guarantee you will vote against any bill that will lead to rationing of medical services, that will limit in any way the ability for a patient to choose his or her doctor, and that will cause longer wait times before diagnosis and before treatment.
Guarantee you will vote against any bill that will increase the cost of medical care through increased taxes, reduced competition of medical providers, reduced competition of private sector health insurance.
Will you make these four commitments to your voters and American taxpayers? If you will not make these four commitments, why won’t you? What stands in your way of making these promises to insure that the superior medical care in America is not compromised in anyway? Why would you vote for a bill and then be unwilling to live by its consequences as an example to your constituents?
Please answer these questions in a return mailing to me. I eagerly await your reply as the future of my physical well being now seems to be in your hands. Thank you!