Sunday night, the socialists in this country had a major victory. But was it really a victory or the beginning of the war? In a vote of 219 to 212 the socialists won their version of health care reform.
There are 178 Republicans in the House of Representatives. Every single one of the Republicans voted no. They were joined by 34 Democrats in their no vote. In the Senate, on Christmas eve the Senate was divided between 58 Democrats, 40 Republicans, one Independent and one socialist. The independent and the socialist joined the Democrats and reached the magical 60 to pass the bill and send it on to the House.
Not one Republican voted for this bill along with 34 Democrats. The bipartisanship was on the No side while the partisanship was on the Socialists side.
So how can we get this stopped? The answer is, we can't. The only thing we can do is repeal it. To repeal it, Congress will have to pass legislation repealing the bill. Naturally, Obama would veto it. To override that veto, a 2/3 majority is needed in both houses. That means that the Senate needs 67 votes and the House needs 288 votes.
This means that the people must boot out 100 of the 219 votes and maintain the current Representatives or replace them with other Republicans. All House seats are up for election this fall. This will not be easy. It's unlikely for that large of a changeover, but not impossible.
The Senate is a different matter. The Republicans would need 26 more Republicans. Since there are only 20 Democrat seats up for re-election this year, plus three more that are special to fill departed members. Those are New York to fill the seat vacated by Hillary Clinton when she was named Secretary of State, Delaware for the seat vacated by Joe Biden when he left to become Vice President and Illinois vacated by Barack Obama who is now President. That's 23 which is four short of the 27 needed.
The only hope in the Senate is to get all 23 seats to be filled by Republicans (unlikely) and then have four Democrats change over and vote to override the veto (again, not likely).
The best hope seems to be the legal challenge. Unfortunately, it will likely take a couple of years to reach the Supreme Court. Since the health care doesn't take effect for four years, this is likely the best option. But if any of the Conservatives on the Supreme Court retire or die, you can bet that Obama will fill that position with a liberal which will tip the court in favor of the liberals.
Two years, however, puts us at the next election where another 33 seats in the Senate will be up for re-election. So even if the Supreme Court, regardless of the makeup, keeps the law, 2012 is the next best chance to repeal the bill.
In effect, we're stuck with this new socialist health care bill for at least the next two years. President Obama flipped off the people of this country. This bill is completely owned by the Democrats. They get the credit if by some miracle it turns out to be good. They get the blame when the law likely makes things worse.
Make no mistake. Not one person will have their life saved because of the socialized health care. Health insurance doesn't save lives. It only pays the bills of the person with the poor health. Nobody dies due to lack of health insurance. They die due to poor health. The only thing that this bill has done is take bankruptcies off the individual and put the bankruptcy on the country.
I have a list of the money that Obama has spent in his year and two months, on the side of this website. I haven't kept it up. But you can add another $2.3 Trillion to that expense that he's passed on to us, our children, our grandchildren and our great grandchildren.
He's more than quadrupled the deficit. He's increased the debt by now $4 Trillion!
One more item here. It was reported in the New England Journal last week that 46% of doctors would stop practicing medicine if this health care bill passes. Imagine if the insurance companies decided that they would go out of business effective this year. What is their incentive to stay in business? They will now start losing money. Nobody stays in business to lose money. Even the great Obama says that it will take four years to set up the exchanges and get this bill up and running. If the lack of health insurance kills people, how many would die if nobody has insurance for the next four years if the health insurance companies closed their doors this year?
Obama has flipped off the United States of America and the Democrats (now socialist party) have turned this country into a socialist nation. Instead of the greatest country in the world, we're about to become just another country that looks like all of the rest.
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