What a disgrace!
The "House of Bribes" in action on a Saturday night.
The passed the $1 Trillion plus government takeover of American healthcare bill.
Pending Senate passage and Barry Obama's signature, you will now be forced to buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail; Failure to Comply, 5 Years in Prison.
Screw that - it's not even Constitutional!
Wanna see who got what in the deal?
Well, for starters here is what GOP defector Rep. Joseph Cao (La.) is getting....
Cao explained that Obama had promised to help out the lawmaker’s district still devastated from Hurricane Katrina.Nice to know Obama wouldn't lend government help to Louisiana without an "Aye" vote for this healthcare travesty.
“Today, I obtained a commitment from President Obama that he and I will work together to address the critical health care issues of Louisiana including the FMAP crisis and community disaster loan forgiveness, as well as issues related to Charity and Methodist Hospitals,” Cao wrote.
I am certain Cao wasn't the only House member one who got bribed in this manner, and I say - Americans should vote all of those bribe taking whores out of Congress in 2010!
As for those who tout the Stupak/Pitts Anti Government Dollars For Abortion Amendment that was passed 240-194 (with 64 Democrats voting yes) as a huge victory for the pro-life movement - I would just say that this was used too as a ploy to get pro-life Democrats to support this bill in the House. Do you honestly think this will prevail as this goes through the Senate and in "reconciliation"? Don't kid yourself - it was a ploy to get congressmen like Louisiana's Cao to vote for this piece of Communist trash healthcare legislation.
Bribary - And here are the organizations who supported and endorsed this bill and what they will get in the bargain:
· The American Medical Association (AMA) was facing a 21 percent cut in physicians’ reimbursements under the current law. Obama promised to kill the cut if they backed his bill.Everyone that could be bought was bought. And every hard-working, taxpaying person, as well as businesses are going to get soaked in the end.
· The AARP got a financial windfall in return for its support of the healthcare bill. Over the past decade, the AARP has morphed from an advocacy group to an insurance company (through its subsidiary company). It is one of the main suppliers of Medi-gap insurance, a high-cost, privately purchased coverage that picks up where Medicare leaves off. But President Bush-43 passed the Medicare Advantage program, which offered a subsidized, lower-cost alternative to Medi-gap. Under Medicare Advantage, the elderly get all the extra coverage they need plus coordinated, well-managed care, usually by the same physician. So more than 10 million seniors went with Medicare Advantage, cutting into AARP Medi-gap revenues.
Presto! Obama solved their problem. He eliminates subsidies for Medicare Advantage. The elderly will have to pay more for coverage under Medigap, but the AARP — which supposedly represents them — will make more money. [If this galls you, join the American Seniors Association, the alternative group; contact sbarton (at)americanseniors (dot)org ]
· The drug industry backed ObamaCare and, in return, got a 10-year limit of $80 billion on cuts in prescription drug costs. (A drop in the bucket of their almost $3 trillion projected cost over the next decade.) They also got administration assurances that it will continue to bar lower-cost Canadian drugs from coming into the U.S. All it had to do was put its formidable advertising budget at the disposal of the administration.
This healthcare bill is historic indeed - it combines higher premiums, higher taxes, Medicare cuts and more federal debt. States will not be able to afford the required Medicaid expansion.
Let's burn the phone lines to the Senate and let them know that we will not tolerate being told what kind of healthcare to buy and for how much, and that the cost of this proposal is a burden that our children should not have to bear. More bureaucracy, more regulation and more taxes are NOT what the American people need or want.