More socialist insanity, anyone?
In a last-ditch effort to salvage his overhaul of the sector, the president unveiled a $950 billion plan that lays the groundwork for his party to try pushing its legislation through Congress without Republican support.
Instead of paring his ambitions, as some in the White House had recommended, the president proposed a new plan based on what the Senate passed in December, adding more spending, more subsidies and a revised mix of taxes.
Which means he’s still going to try and ram bad legislation down the throats of American citizens.
……To pass the legislation, Democrats are preparing to bypass the Senate’s filibuster rule, which requires 60 votes in that chamber, using instead the so-called reconciliation process requiring only a simple majority vote. While used by both parties before in recent years, reconciliation—normally reserved for budget-related matters—will likely prompt a partisan brawl in a Congress already badly split on party lines.
I certainly hope so.
……”Starting from scratch doesn’t make sense,” said White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, rejecting Republican calls to begin again.
I have a better idea, sweetpea. SCRAP your efforts at government-controlled healthcare.
……Republicans said the White House proposal is too expensive and ignores signs that the public wants the administration to focus on creating jobs rather than fixing the health system.
……”I don’t think that people like this any more than…the approach that came down the pike earlier,” said Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor, the House Republican whip. “People are incredulous. I just think they are wondering, does the White House not get it?”
Obama’s health plan adds about $75 billion to the 10-year cost of the $871 billion Senate health-overhaul bill, and includes new taxes.
There’s no room in the minds of arrogant, stupid, effete Dems to “get it”.
Until November, that is.