Posts Tagged ‘House of representatives’

Slaughter Solution??

March 16, 2010

What is the Slaughter Solution??

You can read about Louise Slaughter at wikipedia or the last paragraph reads as follows:

In March 2010, Slaughter proposed that a House rule be passed to expedite the passage of health care reform legislation. The “Slaughter Solution” called for the House to approve a rule for debate deeming the Senate version of the health care reform bill “already passed” by the House without the House holding a recorded vote on the bill. The Senate version was unpopular due to such provisions as the so-called “Cornhusker Kickback”. Critics charged this proposed strategy was an affront to democratic principles and unconstitutional.

In other words, if the House (of clowns) votes on an Amendment to a bill, the Bill is assumed to have been approved.  WITHOUT voting on the original bill!!!!   HUHhhhhh?

My only question to the democrats, considering this manuever, is not “do they think it is constitutional?”

It is, “Are you going to like it WHEN the Republicans use this same manuever for a bill that you do not like???”

Well, your answer to that question should be enlightening for the American public.  You know, those people who YOU represent.

Using Reconciliation

March 3, 2010

Should the Democrats use reconciliation in order to enact the ObamaCare nightmare?

It is looking like they might actually be considering this scenario.  In my opinion, they can go for it.  Here is a possibility that they might not have considered.

They pass ObamaCare….yeahhhh.  Then it gets to exist as it is for about 8 months.  Assuming that the reconciliation conference can iron out the differences between the House and Senate almost immediately (which I doubt).  Then we (the American public that does NOT want this government take over of our choices) get to vote in the 2010 elections.  I predict that many candidates will step forward and their whole campaign slogan will be, “I will vote to repeal ObamaCare”.  I predict that a large percentage of these candidates WILL get elected, and then ObamaCare will be repealed faster than President Obama can sign an order to close Gauntanamo (LOL).

So let me repeat, I hope that any elected official, that wants to commit political suicide for NO gain, does so.