Why do you think the government is postponing the release of their 2009 mid-year budget review and some very important economic data until August?
This report will show a revision to the deficit. It will no doubt be much bigger. The delay in the reporting is being blamed by the Obama administration as being "typical - as a result of a new president taking office", but it would seem more like a stall tactic being used.
It would seem they don't want the bad news on budget deficits to come out until AFTER lawmakers leave Washington for their August recess, and Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are pressing for lawmakers to shove through the healthcare bill with its massive spending BEFORE Congress recesses.
Now that's Change and Transparency that we can believe in!
Looks like those lawmakers need some more phone calls from their constituents, otherwise they are certainly going to get an earful when they go back home .
By the way, I'm sure Rahm Emanuel is in a great hurry to get this Obamacare bill passed and signed so his brother Ezekiel can supervise the Comparative Effectiveness Research panel which will be set up to determine the "criteria for continued life" for the elderly. Let's see, who is over 65 and will require and end of life consult .... Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd, Nancy Pelosi, Obama's mother-in-law, Steven Hawking, Harrison Ford, Elizabeth Taylor, Aretha Franklin.....
Have you read this bill?
Here are some excerpts...
Pg 425 Lines 4-12 - Gov't mandates Advance Care Planning Consult.
Pg 425 Lines 17-19 - Gov't will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of atty. It's Mandatory!
Pg 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 - Govt provides an approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in or to death.
Pg 427 Lines 15-24 - Government mandates a program for orders for end of life. The Government has a say in how your life ends.
Pg 429 Lines 1-9 - An "advance care planning consult" will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.
Pg 429 Lines 10-12 - "advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from Government.
Pg 429 Lines 13-25 - The Gov't will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.
Pg 430 Lines 11-15 - The Gov't will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.
Do you honestly want these people in Washington making life and death decisions for YOU?