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Tyrannical treachery continues. Nasty Nancy hasn't blinked yet (not that she ever does). One particularly nasty aspect of this disaster is that we will be taxed for 4 years before any benefits kick in. Would you pay a mortgage on a house for 4 years before you could move into it?
The numbers continue to be daffy at best and as with EVERY government entitlement, the numbers scored by the CBO now will in actuality be low 4 years from now which likely means further tax increases and pushing back the enactment of benefits. Remember you heard it here first.
Fred Barnes in the WSJ illustrates the future under maobamacare, with funding fights being an ongoing fixture henceforth in American politics.
"...if ObamaCare is enacted. Passage wouldn't end the health-care debate. Rather, it would perpetuate ObamaCare as the dominant issue for decades to come, reshape politics, create an annual funding crisis in Congress, and generate a spate of angry lawsuits..."
Along those lines the Landmark Legal foundation has already drafted a suit challenging the Constitutionality of this slimy "scheme and pass" stunt they are trying to sell. Read the draft here. James Taranto has an excellent explanation in the WSJ of how we got here if you haven't been keeping up with the arcane political chicanery that passes for Democratic party control of the Congress.
Peter Beinart has a good op-ed over at the daily beast. In it he makes a very insightful argument about the direction the titular leader of the Democratic party Barry Maobama is taking his party. He seems to be betting that once they pass maobamacare they (Dems) will have achieved an important victory on the road to the soft tyranny via burearacracy that taking over 1/6 th of the economy provides.
Stepen Green has a pretty good take on Moodys threatening to lower our credit rating over at VodkaPundit, if the consequences weren't so perilous; his piece mocking Keynes would be funny. Unfortunately, we are sliding down a greasy Keynesian hole, and are unlikely to be able to claw our way out. These projections Moodys are looking at likely don't take in the full ramifications of Maobamacare.
Heather Higgins and KellyAnne Conway in the Wall Street Journal have some very, very compelling polling data that any undecided Dems should pay close attention to if they value the cushy job they have. In case you missed it; their is a nasty recession on, and jobs for seat warmers are very hard to come by these days. Especially ones with benefits and pay as sweet as you have congressman . They point out 35 swing districts and a very thorough poll showing tremendous vulnerability.
"...Seven in 10 would vote against a House member who votes for the Senate health-care bill with its special interest provisions. That includes 45% of self-identified Democrats, 72% of independents and 88% of Republicans. Three in four disagree that the federal government should mandate that everyone buy a government-approved insurance plan (64% strongly so), and 81% say any reform should focus first on reducing costs..."
I know that since you were elected to Congress and fell out of touch with regular Americans you are unlikely to understand this, but your boss will throw you under the bus. Nasty Nancy might lose speaker of the house position, but her district is unlikely to toss her out on the street. Which means; she keeps warming a seat, you start looking for a job, and cousin let me tell ya' it's tough out here in the real world.
There is a way out. If you voted for the disaster last fall it is not to late to see the light, as demonstrated here.
"... But the survey does provide a little good news for wavering Democrats. A congressman can buy himself a little grace if he had previously voted for health-care reform but now votes against it. Forty-nine percent of voters will feel more supportive of that member if he does so, 40% less supportive. More dramatically, 58% of voters say they will be more supportive of their congressman's re-election if he votes against the bill a second time. However, for those members who voted against it in November and vote yes this time, 61% of voters say they will be less likely to support their re-election..."
Hmmm?? Will Dems do the economically rational thing, or are they going to join 16-20% of America on the unemployment line.
In all seriousness, the number is at the top of the post.
Ask for Reps Cooper TN, Sandlin SD, , Altmire PA, Boccieri and Driehaus OH, Costa CA, Kosmas FL, Mitchell AZ, Arcuri and Murphy NY, Ellsworth IN, Pomeroy ND, Foster IL, Boucher VA, and Mollohan WV. Hugh Hewitt also has good contact info at his blog.
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