Monday, March 15, 2010

Brace Yourselves...It's Going To Be One Heck of a Week

I won't pretend that I can actually explain what the heck the Democrats are doing in regard to the Health Care Reform Bill and all the ins and outs of their reconciliation process.   Michelle Malkin's post is a pretty comprehensive explanation and I recommend you check it out.

Excerpts from Malkin's 3/14/10 post: 

The House Democrats’ 2,309-page reconciliation bill headed for House Budget Committee markup tomorrow has just been posted this evening and you can download the whole PDF file right here.
The markup hearing will start at 3pm Eastern and will be broadcast on CSPAN – watch online right here.
Michael O’Brien of The Hill points out that “the bill is a procedural step, it DOES NOT make the substantive changes yet to the Senate’s bill.” These recommendations were first proposed in October by the House Ways and Means and Education and Labor Committees (so the public option is still in here).
Philip Klein reminds us that GOP Rep. Paul Ryan warned last week of the Dems’ strategy ramming this “shell” HC Bill through committee tomorrow. The budget committee approves the shell, sends it to the rules committee, then strips out the language and stuffs the actual reconciliation changes into the burrito, Klein explains. Klein lays it all out here.

The student loan nationalization add-on (part of the kiddie human shield strategy I diagnosed last week) starts on page 2098.  

You can find the entire post at:

The student loan "add on" includes this:
Sec. 339. Green schools.

What "student loans" and "green schools" have to do with health care is beyond me, but it sounds like they were thrown in there as a little sweetener in order to get more votes.  (Hmmm....I wonder if Van Jones will have anything to do with those "green" schools.)

Stock up on the Tums and Excedrin...I have a feeling we're going to need them this week.   You can charge them to ObamaCare.
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  1. We can all go to the ciafax.ning site and blast more free faxes. The one at the top of the list goes to blue dog congressmen.

  2. I won't pretend to understand reconciliation... but regarding the theme of this health care debate - your cartoon about sums it up!

    You're correct, it is going to be one wild week. Of course, we have to know he won't quit trying until January when the new Congress is seated...

  3. Opie:
    Thanks for the link. I saw it over at your site.
    Praying might help, too.

  4. Hi Sol:
    This whole things seems fishy and certainly not "transparent".
    I don't think I can stand this going on until January...ugh.

  5. TCL,
    Here's a link to a site that is extremely easy to send faxes...

    Just click the very top right, it only takes a minute...

    While you're at it, drop by our blog and see what you think about the idea of everyone wearing blue on Wednesday in lieu of the traditional green... If the idea seems reasonable, please send to your email address book...

  6. Born Again American:
    Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.


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