Monday, October 7, 2013

The swirling lies of Obamacare

Make no mistake about it, Obamacare is owned lock stock and barrel by the Democrats.  They are the only ones that have voted for it and then performed a procedural sleigh of hand to get it enacted.  There was even a touch of election chicanery in the election to the US Senate by a Saturday Night Live comedian for the State of Minnesota who cast the deciding vote.

I could go down the litany of lies told by Obama (and the Democrats) during the run up to the force feeding of this bill.  I say bill because it certainly does not qualify as a law which is one of the other lies that Obama and even some Republicans call it.  Let me explain.

The short version, Obamacare is unconstitutional (yet another lie that Obama spews when he said the Supreme Court has upheld the law.  I use the word law here because Obama and the Dems use that term, but in the truth of the matter it is not a law.

The longer version is this:

"Obamacare originated in the Senate.

It was introduced in Congress in 2009 by Senate majority leader Harry Reid, who called it the “Senate health care bill” (a description still touted long afterwards on Reid’s website). Employing the chicanery that marked the legislation through and through, the Democrat-controlled Senate turned its 3,000-page mega-proposal into a Senate amendment. The Senate attached its amendment to a nondescript, uncontroversial House bill (the “Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009”) that had unanimously passed (416–0) in the lower chamber.

Thanks to the Supreme Court, it is now undeniable that Obamacare was tax legislation. It was also, by its own proclamation, a bill for raising revenue. Democrats maintained that the Senate proposal would reduce the federal budget deficit by $130 billion. More to the point, the bill contained 17 explicit “Revenue Provisions” — none of which was remotely related to the House bill to which the Senate proposal was attached.

Therefore, Obamacare is revenue-raising tax legislation, originated in the Senate in violation of the Constitution."

Per the Washington Times:

"This fall, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear an appeal in Sissel v. HHS as to whether Obamacare violates the Origination Clause of the Constitution, which provides that “[a]ll Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives,” the people’s house.

So, the gist of the matter is when the President was trotter around the country telling lie after lie, such as "Obamacare is not a tax" it turns out that, er, actually, it is.  As such that legislation under the Origination clause falls to the House. 

This is why the Democrats and Obama are shrill and nervously peeing their pantaloons.  When the House, led by Ted Cruz conservatives and begrudgingly following Boehner, the clock has stopped for Obamacare.  During this clock stoppage we get to see just how screwed up the rush to "beat the clock" has been.  A disaster.  They are grasping at straws and acting childish in an attempt to break the impass and get that clock a ticking again.  Here's to a well deserved time out.

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