Many viewed the election of Scott Brown (R. Ma.) as the death of Obamacare. But, to President Obama, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Senator Harry Reid, it was a mere trifling inconvenience. According to Pelosi, the stage has been set to pass Obamacare anyway.
Here is the plan. Remember the negotiations between the House and Senate to reconcile the differences between their respective bills…the negotiations CSPAN was prevented from broadcasting? It appears that a deal has been reached. First, the House will pass a bill that simply covers the agreed upon House/Senate amendments to the Senate Bill. We’ll call that the “Amendments Bill”. Next, the House will pass the Senate Bill, and make their passage retroactive to the date that the Senate passed its bill. Finally, the Senate, using the “reconciliation process” (which only needs 51 votes), will pass the “Amendments Bill”. Both bills will go to Obama for signature. He will sign the Senate Bill first, and seconds later, sign the “Amendments Bill”.
And, voila, we will have Obamacare.
Of course, the reconciliation process in the Senate has never been used for anything like this before, much less a law that will let the federal government take over 20% of the American economy. Pelosi’s solution…lie to the American public.
It’s up to us [the Democrats in the House and Senate] to make sure the public knows this is not extraordinary…It would be a reflection on us if we could not convince people that this is not an unusual place to go.
So why the February 25 “health care summit”, Mr. President? You obviously know what Pelosi and Reid are planning to do. Or is this, too, part of the continuing deception?
We don’t want Obamacare, Mr. President. Oh, I forgot. To you, Pelosi and Reid, the opinion of the American public doesn’t matter. All that matters is your agenda…the American public be damned.