Tuesday, March 16, 2010

That Didn't Take Long

The health care deal is trouble. There is even talk now that they don't have the votes in Congress. What is the latest casualty in this war against the American economy? The Obama insistence that the sweet heart deals be removed from the legislation.

White House backs down on health bill deals

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is backing down from trying to get senators to remove some special deals from the health care bill.

Senior adviser David Axelrod says the White House only objected to deals that affected just one state, such one involving Medicaid and Nebraska that's being cut from the legislation.

Axelrod says that deals that could apply to more than one state are OK.

That means deals pushed by senators from Montana and Connecticut would be fine because they're written in such a way that other states could potentially qualify.

It's a change from a couple days ago when press secretary Robert Gibbs singled out the Montana and Connecticut deals and said President Barack Obama wanted them gone.
Axelrod spoke on ABC's "This Week."


I can't even pretend to be surprised.

Finally, look at the sentence emphasized above and think about it a little bit. Realize that we have no concept right now how much this will cost. This whole bit about it being deficit neutral is an absolute lie. It may be now, although I do not believe it, but once Congressmen and Senators start getting their piece of the pie it will go through the roof.

14 comments:

Ticker said...

I predict the idiots will attempt to use the Slaughter Solution and man there is going to be one whale of a bloodletting if that happens.

In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would declare that the House "deems" the Senate version of Obamacare to have been passed by the House. House members would still have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but they would then be able to say they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.

In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would declare that the House "deems" the Senate version of Obamacare to have been passed by the House. House members would still have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but they would then be able to say they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.

The "solution" is appropriately named and even more so if it happens.

Ticker said...

OOOOPS sorry for the double input. I haven't figured out how that happened yet. It only had one paragraph about the Slaughter solution when I wrote it on Microsoft outlook and then pasted it here.

Brooke said...

This "Slaughter Solution" is one of the most dirty, low-down things I've seen the Senate try in my entire life.

I wonder if they can just go ahead and burn what's left of the Constitution when they're done. May as well make it official.

Chuck said...

Ticker, that's okay - it was worth saying twice :)

As far as the bloodletting, you are dead on. This is playing with hellfire

Brooke, agreed. Maybe they can use it to burn the bridges they are so intent on burning.

Miss T.C. Shore said...

I'm convinced many of the members of Congress and people in the administration are either so convinced that this will, in fact, help the economy more than hurt it that they are willing to say whatever and do whatever to pass this bill. Still, ultimately, they don't care about the cost or the political fallout. What they want is to move one GIANT step closer to universal single-payor government-run health care. That's the ultimate goal.

Chuck said...

TC, I think they are gambling that the public will so love this all will be forgiven. Problem is "this" doesn't happen for years so all the public will remember is the sleaze.

Z said...

Chuck, any word at the hospital: official or nonofficial gossip abuot this bill?
My heart doc who cared for Mr Z has now sent me a concierge type situation..as if I'm spending him 7500 a year just to get real good care?
It's $500...to start, which I might have to sign on for...but I get the distinct feeling that I'll be ignored if I ask for anything I need even I pay for it!
Are a lot of your docs going to this plan?

cube said...

I left a comment yesterday and somehow it went poof.

Whatever.

These are sorry times for our country. I see the dems pushing this horrid bill through no matter what and it will cost us more dearly than it will cost them.

Karen Howes said...

Well, you know, Chuck, who needs voting? That's so outdated.

I would love a list of names of congresscritters who will be switching their health care to what they're trying to force upon the American people.

I mean, if it's such a GOOD system, then certainly they should be the first ones in line... right?

Chuck said...

Z, I think it's mostly a wait and see approach but we do have some that are not happy about it. It actually tends to break along political leanings

Cube, sorry about the comment, I don't know what happened. I keep thinking the Dims will see the danger in pushing this and fold but I don't think it's going to happen

Karen, don't you love Pelosi's bit about how no one ants to vote on the Senate bill? Maybe there's something wrong with it, you think?

WisdomFromTorah said...

Well you can only hide the truth for so long.

President Lincoln said good.

"You can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all the time."

Shalom!

Chuck said...

Wisdom, welcome. Good quote.

MK said...

So in other words healthcare is going to get passed with a lot of pork attached to it, expensive pork too.

Boy that fellow in the white house must hate your kids quite a lot.

Chuck said...

MK, here we thought Muzzies didn't like pork