All content, of both the original and this blog, is written from my point of view and is my opinion. I believe it to be accurate at the time it is written. ~ Kyle Prast, Brookfield resident since 1986

Monday, November 09, 2009

ObamaCare passed House: Some frogs must like it hot!

Sunday's news, Health Bill Passes House, sickened me, especially because the vote was so close. Although there was little hope that the Pelosi version of ObamaCare would fail, if ever there was a week that might give a House Democrat pause to rubber stamping Pelosi's ObamaCare legislation, you would think the recent turn of events would do it.

For Democrats, last week was not a good one:
We often compare the slow creep toward controversial positions to a frog being boiled in a pot of water: The water heats so slowly, the frog fails to notice he is in danger, the frog doesn't jump out to safety.

But there is nothing slow about Obama's policies. He has already spent us into unsustainable debt and taken over about 30% of the economy. Obama's desire to Cap and Trade our carbon emissions will cripple our already struggling economy. His healthcare reform, the most expensive and oppressive legislation ever, will finish the job.

Hot Spots of ObamaCare:
  • Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee published an estimate of $2.4 Trillion for ObamaCare - HR 3962. How on earth are we going to pay for that?
  • Failure to purchase ObamaCare could result in up to 5 years in prison and/or $250,000 fine: "Section 7203 - misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year." "Section 7201 - felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years." [page 3]
On the surface, the only bright spot of Pelosi's ObamaCare bill was that taxpayer funded abortion was eliminated. But this was just a Trojan Horse of a gift. It was Pelosi's way of diffusing conservative opposition and making sure her bill would make its way over to the Senate. We all know it will go back into the final bill.

Republicans have felt the heat since Obama came to office; they jumped out of the pot months ago. A few Blue-Dog Democrats jumped out on Saturday night's vote, too. As for the remaining 220* Democrats who voted for Pelosi's ObamaCare, the only conclusion is that they like it hot!

*One Republican, Rep Cao, voted for ObamaCare. The Abortion omission won him over. "Cao said he did not make any deals with President Obama in exchange for his vote." ..."The president and I, we have had a very good relationship, and I thank him and his administration for their hard work in helping me to rebuild my district after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina," Cao said Sunday. "I'm pretty sure that if I were to vote no against the bill the president would still continue to work with me to address the needs of my district."

More reading: WSJ, Betsy McCaughey: What the Pelosi Health Care Bill Really Says
Betting Against Obama Health Care Increases as Time Grows Short

Links: Practically Speaking, Fairly Conservative, Betterbrookfield, RandyMelchert, Jay Weber, Vicki McKenna, The Right View Wisconsin, CNS News, Mark Levin, Breitbart BigGovernment, The Heritage Foundation

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