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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sen. Mitch McConnell Says Democrats' Health Bill is an "Outrage Being Perpetrated on the American People" - Video 12/19/09

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Here is video of GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell calling the Democrats' Senate Health Care Bill a "legislative train wreck." McConnell was reacting to news that Democrats now have the 60 votes to invoke cloture and move to a vote on final passage on the bill. They hope to do so on Christmas Eve.

McConnell said the bill will lead to higher taxes, and that it includes "permissive language" on government-funded abortions. He said the bill will cut back on Medicare, Medicaid, and Hospice funding.

McConnell pointed out that the bill now contains a special deal for Medicaid funding for Nebraska and Vermont, an obvious reference to the deals made with Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and Bernie Sanders of Vermont to make sure they vote for the bill.

McConnell said the Democrats are going to pass this bill "in the middle of night" because they don't want the American people to see it. He said this bill is "an absolute outrage being perpetrated on the American people."


Anonymous,  December 19, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

Republicans are spineless. They are all talk. They talk about how this is generational theft and how dangerous this is to the constitution and blah blah blah. Yet they never think it's dangerous enough to actually do something about it. They just talk as Conservatives so conservatives will vote for them come next election (Which they inevitably will).

When in the course of human events...

B. Johnson,  December 19, 2009 at 1:21 PM  

Constitution-defending patriots need to emphasize the following about the Senate healthcare bill. The Founders had already "voted" against Obamacare. More specifically, given the Constitution's silence about public healthcare, the 10th Amendment automatically reserves government power to regulate healthcare to the states, not the Oval Office and Congress.

In fact, the USSC has already interpreted the Constitution as saying that Congress has no business sticking its big nose into the medical practice.

“Direct control of medical practice in the states is obviously beyond the power of Congress.” –Linder v. United States, 1925.

The USSC has also decided that Congress cannot lay taxes for issues regulated by state powers.

"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Chief Justice Marshall, GIBBONS V. OGDEN, 1824.

So not only is Obamacare constitutionally unauthorized, but Congress never had the power to lay taxes to fund Obamacare.

The bottom line is that the corrupt Congress is robbing the people! :^(

Voters ultimately have a big mess to clean up in DC in 2010.

Larry S December 19, 2009 at 10:55 PM  

The Constitution doesn't say anything about air travel, either. Does that mean the FAA is unconstitutional? Does that mean we have to let the 50 individual states regulate air traffic control?

When you have to quote 1824 SCOTUS cases, you're in trouble from the get-go, Mr. Founding Father. And nobody with a modicum of true legal understanding refers to "USSC".

Read it and weep, rightwingnuts. Healthcare reform, of some shape, is right around the corner. Say "no", drag your heels, beat your breasts, whine all you want. It's all but over.

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