by Gary Layton
There is a massive wind at the back of the Republican Party this year. That wind is a direct result of the refusal of Democrats to see or otherwise acknowledge the will of the vast majority of the American people. It got its start in Tea Parties across the nation and has continued to build momentum from the controversy surrounding the almost trillion dollar healthcare bill.
Democrats believe that by November, the people of this country will have forgotten that our rights and the Constitution were trampled on with the passage of the massive entitlement of Obamacare. I don’t intend to let anyone forget which party pushed this monstrosity through, around and under our Legislative process to get it passed.
I’m not going to let anyone forget that, until forced by the people to do otherwise, the Democrats made their shady deals behind closed doors in a completely partisan effort to keep the Republicans out of the debate.
The only items on the floor in those meetings were who needs bribes to get this passed, and, who gets what Pork in the Bill. We found out about Sen. Nelson’s special treatment as well as pork and favors for Tennessee, Florida and big Unions, among others. (think Andy Stern, SEIU thug and frequent visitor to the White House)
There would also be much less rancor from the American people if Congress was willing to live by their own rules. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.
In an effort to block some of the more sickening portions of the Bill, Republicans put forth 29 Amendments, all of which were blocked and defeated by the Democrats. If you think the Republicans were asking for crazy, ridiculous things like price breaks for Unions (which Andy Stern received), you're wrong. How about that Congress be forced to use the same healthcare they’re forcing us to use?
Posted on FOXNews this morning:
Democrats also deflected GOP amendments rolling back the health law’s Medicare cuts; killing extra Medicaid funds for Tennessee and other state-specific spending; barring tax increases for families earning under $250,000; and requiring the president and other administration officials to purchase health care from exchanges the statute creates.
Soooooooo…..President Obama said there would be NO TAX INCREASES FOR COUPLES MAKING UNDER $250,000/YR. Yet his lapdog Congress refused to put that into the language of the Bill. Also, pay close attention to that last sentence that would require Congress to purchase healthcare from these great new ‘exchanges’. Passage of the Amendment would've meant that Republicans would have been required to use those exchanges as well.
So why try to get that in the Bill? Probably because it would show those Dems who still care (if there are any left) how horrible this Healthcare boondoogle really is. It also shows Americans that what’s good enough for the people is NOT good enough for Democrats, who have their own taxpayer funded Cadillac healthcare program and aren’t about to give it up.
Last, but not least, it shows that some Republicans are willing to go to great lengths to make a point. (How I wish the Democrats would have passed that Amendment, just to see the shocked faces on certain Republicans!)
The only thing I’m scared of is that people will come to think of the implementation of the Healthcare Bill as ‘inevitable’, when it’s not…..not if our elected Republicans stay the course and continue to oppose this unprecedented grab at, and shameless flaunting of American Liberty.
But don’t worry, with your help, we won’t let the People forget. I expect to see this hammered all year long, well into the November elections and beyond.