by Sam Pierce
One may read the title of this post and accuse me of being redundant. Please excuse the repetition. I think it is justified because there might be some who don't realize just how sordid the Senate Dems can be. The depths to which they have sunk should be shocking, and perhaps would be to those who consider our Senate with apathy or not at all.
Some have watched and listened as the Senate Dems with help from the teleprompter President, their liberal colleagues in the House, (and too many Republican turncoats) have waged battle after battle against liberty, responsibility, and limited Constitutional government. To the attentive, the sordid nature of those Dems who infest the Senate comes as no surprise.
In keeping with their well-deserved reputation, the Senate Dems appear to be considering yet another avenue toward imposing government run healthcare on a nation that does not want it. (Let alone that it is in no way within their legitimate authority to do such... when have Senate Dems considered their actual authority to be an obstacle?) It seems some of the vermin believe they can have an easier task of imposing Obamacare on us if it is wrapped up with the nationalization of all student loans and pushed through the reconciliation process.
From CQ Politics:
“We’ll discuss it,” said Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin , D-Ill. “I don’t know if there will be a decision.”
Sponsors of the student loan overhaul insisted Thursday they have the votes to use the reconciliation process to move legislation making the federal government the sole originator of student loans. They also said doing so would boost the chances for passage of the health care overhaul, the signature initiative of the Obama administration.
Tom Harkin , D-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said he believes “the addition of the education reconciliation bill will help us get some votes” on health reform.
But others dispute that. At least nine Senate Democrats have raised concerns about the student loan bill’s potential impact on home-state lenders and state financing agencies — creating the danger that Reid could not muster the 51 votes he would need to pass the bill through the streamlined parliamentary procedure called reconciliation.
At least Tom Harkin isn't resorting to renewed fabrications about his fictional combat flights as he did when he thought Dems would be dumb enough to nominate him for the Presidency. On a less positive note, this is still another flashing red light accompanied by a blaring siren warning the American people that the lust for power is insatiable among these beasts!
Are we going to have the first giant steps toward socialized medicine trample across our backs thanks to this despicable maneuver? Will the snowball toward the statist Hell be afforded unstoppable momentum via this big government double-dip?
Perhaps we need to prepare for stories such as this:
Won't it be wonderful when our federal bureaucracy is discussing which hospitals it might close to control costs? Maybe college age citizens and "undocumented workers" can apply for a student loan in the government hospital waiting rooms.
Cross-posted without reconciliation from "The Immoderate Blog"