Secret Lingo in Bill May Deny People Medical Rights

Here’s something that is transparent.

Like a brick wall.

President Obama, in his everlasting battle to oppose trickery and fakery in the politics of today, has unveiled a new plan

President Obama is insisting on arcane procedural language tucked away in the budget resolution conference report that will dramatically expand the federal government’s control over your personal health care decisions and our nation’s health care system, all without a single hearing or a public debate.

That’s right, without debate. The White House hopes to include its proposed wholesale transformation of the nation’s health care delivery system in the budget reconciliation process, enabling Democrats to enact a sweeping government takeover with just 51 Senate votes instead of the usual 60 votes required to authorize new programs.

Please, someone hit me with a wet washcloth and tell me this isn’t really happening?

This would, basically, nullify the ability of a filibuster or protest of a minority effort to stop him.

The move also flies in the face of two overwhelming votes in the Senate opposing this procedural sleight of hand. The first, approved by voice vote before the April recess, was an amendment to the Senate budget resolution offered by Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, requiring the support of 60 senators for any bill that would usher in government-run health care. On Thursday, the Senate voted again, 79-14, on a DeMint motion to instruct budget conferees to require 60 votes on any health care legislation that undermines an individual’s choice of plan or doctor or shifts individuals from private health insurance into a government-run program.

So why move ahead with such legislative trickery? “Virtually everyone who has been part of these discussions recognizes that reconciliation is not the preferred way to write this legislation,” Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat, said recently. “But the administration wants to have a reconciliation instruction as an insurance policy.” Insurance, that is, against public opposition when the details of government-run health care finally see the light of day.

But the best part is yet to come –

After all, grass-roots opposition killed the last attempt to uproot our health care system in 1994, when activists dogged first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton on her national bus tour, the now infamous “Health Care Express.” Grass-roots opposition ultimately killed HillaryCare, as embattled legislators opted to listen to their constituents instead of the wishes of the White House.

And that’s exactly what Mr. Obama fears: The American people might reject his grand health care reboot. By most accounts, the administration has been caught off-guard by rising opposition to its economic policies. Senior White House adviser David Axelrod, when questioned about the approximately 1 million Americans who showed up at rallies across the country on April 15, referred to the “tea party” protesters as “an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that’s unhealthy.”

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