And now.. The 'Red Skull' Nancy Pelosi
informs us that she 'has the votes' (Bloomberg)
Leaders are “making progress” with Democrats who want more cost cuts in the legislation, Pelosi told reporters in Washington today, a day after President Barack Obama met with a group of Democrats to try to convince them to back the plan.
To Democrats, cost cuts mean rationed socialism, not fiscal discipline. All bureaucrats will still get their slice of angel cake, while they keep their premium health plans. Everybody else will get an expedited appointment with, well... angels.
“I have no question we have the votes on the floor of the House to pass this legislation,” Pelosi said.
What this usually means, is that she's promised to pad another couple of hundred pages upon and between the current thousand or so. Nobody will read it prior to voting, anyway. Those pages will contain more juicy, ankle grabbing rape, in the form of treasury booty, scheduled for each American taxpayer and their collective brood of debt cursed children.
“We want to reach an agreement and go to markup in our committee,” possibly as early as tomorrow, said Waxman. “We have not resolved our issues, but we are getting close.”The way to resolving the issue is to replace the single deadly bear trap, with a series of midnight leg-hold traps. By the time they are finished, the result will be the same. You will have to chew off a major appendage, before age 50, to escape from the waiting room.
Obama is looking for movement on Capitol Hill before holding a news conference at 8 p.m. today Washington time, where he will press lawmakers to carry out the most sweeping changes in U.S. health care in more than four decades.
Sweep the old, and infirmed and unborn right under the rug, into the acid bath. The only non-swept, un-changed health care coverage, will be covering congress.
He will say that Americans are counting on Congress and the administration to “get this done.” “They are looking to us for leadership,” Obama will say in his opening remarks, according to excerpts released by the White House. “We must not let them down.”There is a rush to get it done, while the stimulus failure deflates. That failure, rushed to pump more expensive noble gases into the torn balloon of four decades of liberal loan guarantees. Barney's bubble is still being pumped. The dollars are still flooding out of the rip in the balloon. Hey! We got an idea! Let's do the same thing to health care coverage!
Obama again will argue that reining in rising health-care costs is central to future prosperity and economic stability.No sir. We will not employ the proven methods of consumer feedback, tort reform and fostered competition to control costs. We will bring down the hammer of big government bureaucracy, instead.
Isn't it obvious?
Big government has such a stellar track record for controlling costs, with thousands on toilet seats, billions on crumbling tunnels and trillions on bad mortgage debt.
The overhaul effort suffered a fresh blow today in the Senate, when Republican Orrin Hatch of Utah quit bipartisan talks aimed at reaching a compromise.So Hatch is now being partisan. Good! Tell him to loan a piece of his spine to Graham, who's now wilting into a limp douche, regarding the Sotomayor nomination.
The dog is man's best friend. Only real men work hard and pay their taxes. Remember that, Fido.
The Blue Dogs on the panel “can’t support the bill as it stands,” Representative Mike Ross of Arkansas, one of the group’s leaders, said in an interview after the meeting.
Indiana Democrat Baron Hill told reporters today that negotiators still have “a lot of work to do.” Yet Hill added he was “optimistic that maybe we can get something done sooner rather than later.”
Right. You want at least a whole twenty minutes of bitching on the floor, before you destroy twenty percent of the economy.
And Waxman carefully left out the Obama health Czar, who will give granny a immediate-down vote on her cancer MRI. Don't worry, she will get some pills to help her pass-the-coil, instead of smothering in a hot French attic. Way to go, Barry! That's progressive!
To help win over the Blue Dogs, Waxman agreed to a provision to create an independent commission that would set reimbursement rates for Medicare providers each year. Ross said such a body would take politics out of decisions on the federal insurance program for the elderly, giving Congress an up-or-down vote on any changes, without amendment.
Of course 'attitude' is not really an administration tool, used to appoint commissioners. White house chiefs of staff perform that meager function.
During the White House meeting, Obama asked lawmakers to take “a favorable attitude toward his proposal” to set up the five-member commission, Waxman said.
Yeah. Issues like illegal invasion of the country by health care seeking baby bombers, never get addressed by congress, thus creating a health care 'crisis'. It looks like Jim is ready to roll over for some bling.
Today, one Blue Dog member, Tennessee Democrat Jim Cooper, called the idea “definitely better than doing nothing” because “Congress will never address these issues on its own.”
That's the Nancy way of saying, it's our way, or the highway. That is... highway funds going to a state that is willing to go our way.
Pelosi said the proposed commission is “appealing to a broad sector of our caucus” concerned about cutting costs. “But we want to do it in a way that respects the prerogatives of the Congress” and the president, she said.
Now that's the Chicago way, right Rahm?
The current House plan, unveiled on July 14, would expand insurance coverage to 97 percent of Americans while adding $239 billion to the federal budget deficit over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office.There it is in black and white. You will not get to keep your private coverage. That's just an Obamunist pipe dream.
Obama ramped up the pressure amid concern that deadlines are slipping.
"deadlines are slipping" is a code-phrase for "his adulatory media persona is slipping".
So far, two of the three House committees and one of the two Senate panels with jurisdiction over health care have completed their work [crime] . When the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Finance Committee finish debate, each chamber can bring its version [insulting crap] up for a vote.
Hey, let's face it. The guy can only delay his Seppuku budget number report, from becoming public knowlege, for only so long. Sheesh.
Obama asked Congress to pass measures before summer breaks slated to start July 31 in the House and Aug. 7 in the Senate. After each votes on a version, the two chambers must still work together to fashion a compromise version for final passage.
See the graphic above to get an idea of Nancy's feelings about the pressure being exerted by the unanointed public.
Asked today if the House should stay an extra week in Washington in August to pass the legislation, Pelosi said 70 percent of Americans believe it would be a “good idea.” She declined to say how she felt about delaying the recess.
“We are waiting to see what the Senate will do,” she said. “But we are going in a forward direction.”Note: It takes a forward step to make sure you plumet off the edge of the cliff, on the very first try.
It really is amazing how bold these clowns have gotten, regarding their public utterances.
The Senate finance panel is drawing attention now because it’s the only committee left with a chance of bipartisan consensus. And House members are reluctant to take a vote for higher taxes that may not be part of a final version.
“The danger, pretty clearly, is you end up with a piece of legislation down the road that’s different than what the House voted for,” said Representative Richard Neal, a Massachusetts Democrat.
This is what we call, on the childhood American living room carpet, a combination of musical chairs and monopoly. The congressmen want to be sure that, when the music stops and they don't have a chair, they get one of those 'get-into-a-chair-free' cards. You do the civics math.
Hey Orrin.. Duh.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus of Montana has failed to reach a compromise with Republicans weeks after he initially planned a vote. Hatch said he’s worried that Democratic leaders might press for provisions Republicans oppose even if Baucus produces a bipartisan proposal.
“They’re going to pass two very partisan bills, and then put the crunch on Max,” Hatch said.Yeah, dummy. They are going to pass very partisan bills, very partisan nominees, very partisan house rules, very partisan senate rules, very partisan media campaigns....
The game is called: 'We are going to chain and whip you, until you beg for pork and mercy." You either fight it like a man, or you polish your bondage leather.
Choose life fools. Choose it for yourselves and your constituents.