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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

No cause for celebration.

The Democrats once again managed a late-night, weekend buy-off of votes, to pass a so-called “health care” bill, which still leaves out 24 million Americans. They beat their deadline to give a cynical “Christmas present” to the People, who do NOT want it. To buy off Senator Nelson (who somehow forgot about his abortion funding concerns in the face of money), Nebraska was given a free pass on the state costs of this monstrous bill, meaning that the rest of the country has to make up their share. Except Louisiana, since Sen Mary Landrieu (who somehow forgot about her debt and deficit concerns in the face of money) was bought off with a specific 300 million dollars. So the other 48 have to cover their part. Except Nevada, since Majority Leader Reid built his gimmee’s right into the bill he crafted in secret. So it’s just 47 and counting.

Never fear, though, because Obama promises that (if you ignore the huge side-bills that hide much of the costs) the bill will actually make far more health care on far less money. This, he says, will be obvious… right AFTER the next election cycle.
Republicans, in a rare show of integrity, unanimously avoided caving in to pressure, but the Dems didn’t need them with their super-majority. But Reid gleefully announced that almost “everyone in the Senate got something out of this bill”, and if they didn’t, then “their states were not well served”. In other words, graft and corruption are now the proud tradition of the Senate of the United States. This multi-trillion dollar bill was about power and money, and the Senators that refuse to give up the exclusive health care system that goes with their jobs-for-life are not really concerned with what they passed, as long as it gave the government more power over We, the People.

A shiny, new Oligarchy to replace that frayed, worn-out Republic. Merry Christmas!

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