Democratic House Passes Pelosicare — Washington Political Theatre Act I
The irony was stunning as Nancy Pelosi proudly said “The bill is passed” and hammered down her huge gavel in the House chamber. The 1990 page, “Affordable, Quality Health Care For All Americans Bill”- H.R. 3962, barely read by the 435 Congressman, rammed through on a Saturday night, was only a symbolic political gesture.
Folks, this is what we have elected in 2006 and 2008 — an elitist bunch of wealthy robber barons who care nothing about the United States of America and serve only for the purposes of phony agendas and re-election.
We are ten months into Barack Obama’s presidency where we have been pressured to believe that if this massive government-run health care bill is not passed immediately, people will die and the United States will end as we know it. This is a great big lie.
If a nationalized health care system is so important to the nation, then why will it only begin in 2013? That’s because it will cost us a fortune and be a bureaucratic mess. The Democrats do not want us to see how badly it works until after the mid-term elections in 2010 and the possible re-election of “our dear leader” in 2012.
The victory dance of the Democrats and the left will be short-lived as the bill’s journey in the Senate will face huge resistance and delays. It will probably not be up for a final vote until early in 2010 and if it is passed not reach the President’s desk until that spring at the earliest.
In 2005, Nancy Pelosi railed against the Republican majority that it was “an outrage” to not have 3 days to read a bill, “Members can’t even see what they’re voting on”. Now as House Speaker, Pelosi thumbs her nose at us and does the same thing.
Here are some of the hidden details in the House bill as explained by Betsy McCaughey in the Wall Street Journal:
On Nov. 2, the Congressional Budget Office estimated what the plans will likely cost. An individual earning $44,000 before taxes who purchases his own insurance will have to pay a $5,300 premium and an estimated $2,000 in out-of-pocket expenses, for a total of $7,300 a year, which is 17% of his pre-tax income. A family earning $102,100 a year before taxes will have to pay a $15,000 premium plus an estimated $5,300 out-of-pocket, for a $20,300 total, or 20% of its pre-tax income. Individuals and families earning less than these amounts will be eligible for subsidies paid directly to their insurer.
• Sec. 202 (p. 91-92) of the bill requires you to enroll in a “qualified plan.” If you get your insurance at work, your employer will have a “grace period” to switch you to a “qualified plan,” meaning a plan designed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. If you buy your own insurance, there’s no grace period. You’ll have to enroll in a qualified plan as soon as any term in your contract changes, such as the co-pay, deductible or benefit.
• Sec. 224 (p. 118) provides that 18 months after the bill becomes law, the Secretary of Health and Human Services will decide what a “qualified plan” covers and how much you’ll be legally required to pay for it. That’s like a banker telling you to sign the loan agreement now, then filling in the interest rate and repayment terms 18 months later.
The CBO estimates that this crap sandwich will cost us $1.055 trillion over the next decade as our current debt is already up to $12 trillion. You can watch our debt grow in real time at US Debt Clock.org
Meanwhile the Obama/Democrat agenda has been a big fail. Unemployment has reached 10.2%, there is still no decision on troop levels in Afghanistan. Obama is still waffling on Iran, Pakistan, North Korea and Palestine. Now he is trying to be politically correct as he deflects calling the Fort Hood massacre by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a terrorist attack by a Muslim fanatic.
Thirty years ago on November 4th, 1979, fifty-three Americans were taken hostage in Iran and held for 444 days until Ronald Reagan took office. Twenty years ago this very day, the Berlin Wall came down.
We have a weakling for a President, who can only preen for the camera and apologise for the America he hates so much.
Ronald Reagan said,
“Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.”