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gone-hunting-a-5Blue dog Dems are coming under heavy pressure from party leaders this week, as Democrats scramble to pass their agenda before a full-scale revolt breaks out. Thousands of people rallied on the steps of the Capitol Thursday to protest the massive power grab being arranged by our august representatives. Another protest is planned for today, and the turnout is expected to be even larger.

The alarming results of November 3rd kicked the Democratic machine into hyper-drive and they’ll work all weekend to shove their legislation through. The first thing they did was attempt a head fake, with high-level Dems telling the media that health care won’t pass this year..

“Getting this done by the by the end of the year is a no-go,” a senior Democratic leadership aide told ABC News. Two other key Congressional Democrats also told ABC News the same thing.

Before you could heave a sigh and say “Lord willing and the creek don’t rise”, both houses of Congress began a race to jump the shark on both cap and trade and health care.

On Thursday, Senate Democrats hustled the cap-and-trade bill out of committee without so much as a hello-and-howdy to the Republicans — knowing full well the GOPers would oppose it.

Meanwhile, Democratic leaders in the House want a Saturday showdown for their $1.2 trillion health care takeover after trumpeting support from the AARP and American Medical Association.

Pelosi is rolling out the big guns, many hesitant Blue Dogs have received calls from Rahm Emanuel and Obama. The fact is, Democrats control the House by such a wide margin that they can have 40 defectors and still pass a bill…and they’re still having trouble getting the votes.

Representative Jason Altmire, an undecided Democrat from Pennsylvania, said Obama, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and two Cabinet secretaries have called him to make the pitch that “this is an historic moment.”

Altmire said administration and House leaders have stressed that the House bill isn’t the final product, since the Senate is deliberating over its own version, “but if we didn’t do this, it’s dead,” Altmire said.

“It doesn’t appear they have the votes,” Altmire told reporters. “That’s pretty clear.”

In a stunning display of her peculiar brand of lying-in-the-face-of-all-evidence, San Fran Nan said this to a reporter…

Pelosi, a California Democrat, said she is hopeful a Sunday session won’t be necessary. “It all depends on the Republicans and how long they want to delay,” she said.

“We’ll see when we get to the floor,” Pelosi said when asked if she had the votes.

Republicans? How stupid do you think we are, ma’am? The Republicans couldn’t delay a broken-down Yugo right now, much less the government run-away freight train to hell.

Apparently, a lot of Blue Dogs are putting up at least a token resistance, if only for the sake of the next election. I hate to break to them, (okay, I love it) but they’re getting the hook regardless. The American people are tired of being talked down to, and the backlash is going to be epic.

The sleeping giant is not only awake, he’s on the hunt and loaded for bear.


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While the nation is distracted by rampaging gunmen, the Democrats are working feverishly behind closed doors to pass a bill that will give the government totalitarian powers over every American citizen.

According to this bill, if you don’t run out and buy what the Democrats deem an acceptable level of health insurance for yourself and every member of your family, Pelosi is going to throw your sorry, deadbeat *ss in jail.

H.R. 3962 provides that an individual (or husband and wife in case of a joint return) who does not, at any time during the taxable year, maintain acceptable health insurance coverage for himself or herself and each of his or her qualifying children is subject to an additional tax.

The tax is equal to the lesser of (a) the national or average premium for single or family coverage, as applicable, as determined by the Secretary of Treasury in coordination with the Health Choices Commissioner, or (b) 2.5 percent of the excess of the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income over the threshold amount of income required for the income tax return filing for that taxpayer. This tax is in addition to both regular income tax and alternative minimum tax, and is prorated for periods in which the failure exists for only part of the year. In general, the additional tax applies only to United States citizens and resident aliens. The additional tax does not apply to those who are residents of the possessions or who are dependents, nor does it apply to those whose lapses in coverage are de minimis or those with religious conscience exemptions. The additional tax does not apply if the maintenance of acceptable coverage would result in a hardship to the individual or if the person’s income is below the threshold for filing a Federal income tax return.

If the government determines that the taxpayer’s unpaid tax liability results from willful behavior, the following penalties could apply…” [page 2]

Criminal penalties” monopoly-go-to-jail-card1

Prosecution is authorized under the Code for a variety of offenses.  Depending on the level of the noncompliance, the following penalties could apply to an individual:

• 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]


These are some compassionate Democrats just brimful of Hope and Change. I don’t know about you, but I feel a TEA Party coming on…

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Today Congress unveiled the new version of healtcare reform in DC.  As promised by Nancy Pelosi, it appears online for free download – in its original legalese language for 2000 endless pages, available here.

Don’t have time to read a 2,000-page tangle of legal claptraps designed to be as vague and loose as possible? Too bad. That’s democracy in action, baby.

As for the physical presentation of the bill to Congress, the San Fran Nan agreed to have an unveiling, which is customary. However this time, the general public was not allowed to see it themselves or get close enough to ask their House critters about the contents:

According to MSNBC, Republican Whip Eric Cantor reported that his own staff was rejected entry and pushed back from the “invited” guests.

Unveiling bills that are absurdly long and written in a foreign language, which are thrown up online and then passed around a select group of the Speaker’s friends for actual viewing. And if you don’t appreciate this approach, you’re either racist or a professional goon for some healthcare company.

Smell the democracy.

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House Democrats prepare to unveil health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democrats are poised to unveil health care legislation that would vastly alter America’s medical landscape, requiring virtually universal sign-ups and offering a new government-run plan for people without affordable coverage.

The final product in the House, reflecting many of President Barack Obama’s priorities, includes new requirements for employers to offer insurance to their workers or face penalties, fines on Americans who don’t purchase coverage and subsidies to help lower-income people do so. Insurance companies would face new prohibitions against charging much more to older people or denying coverage to people with health conditions.

The price tag, topping $1 trillion over 10 years, would be paid for by taxing high-income people (rich is a four-letter word, now) and cutting some $500 billion in payments to Medicare providers. –Maybe they could eliminate $60 billion in fraud per year, instead. That would actually make sense.

These people cannot seem to take a hint.

Poll Finds Large Majority Of Americans Happy with Their Health Insurance

According to Gallup’s data, 87% of people with private insurance and 82% of people on Medicare or Medicaid say that the quality of their health care is excellent or good.

Politicians keep asking the American public “Are you going to believe me, or your lying eyes?” as popular support continues to plummet. As of this Monday, only 45% of respondents supported “Health Care Reform”  as the liberals envision it. According to Rasmussen–

57% Say Health Care Plan Will Increase Costs, 53% Say It Will Reduce Quality of Care, 45% Favor Passage

If the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats passes, 57% of voters nationwide believe it will raise the cost of health care, and 53% believe the quality of care will get worse. That’s part of the reason that just 45% support the plan. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% are opposed to it.

Perhaps the most stunning aspect of the numbers is how stable they have been through months of debate, town hall protests, presidential speeches, congressional wrangling, and more. With the exception of bounces following nationally televised presidential pitches for the plan, support has stayed between 41% and 46% since July. In all cases, the intensity has been with the opposition as the number who Strongly Oppose the bill has remained nearly double the number who Strongly Support it. Rasmussen Reports is tracking support for the plan on a weekly basis.

They know the American people don’t want this, and they know they’re going lose seats over it. However, by then the program will be in place, and virtually impossible to dislodge. Mission accomplished.

Gird your loins, folks.

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Candy from a Baby

For full available 60 Minutes video, see here.

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HealthCare Reform?

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