Saturday, November 21, 2009

Senate Moves to Nationalize Health Care

Today, the Senate votes to open debate on Sen. Reid's health care reform proposal. The House has already passed a version, so the only way for the Senate to block it is to filibuster it. If the Senate passes its version, the two bills will be reconciled and re-voted on by both houses, with the biggest difference being that the Senate won't be able to filibuster that vote. That vote will pass with a simple majority, which will be easy for them.

Here's the schedule for today:

10 am-6pm: Each party controling alternating hours, with Democrats controlling the first hour.

6-6:30 p.m. Democrats' time.

6:30-7:15 p.m. Republicans' time.

7:15-7:30 p.m. Democrats' time.

7:30-8 p.m. Time controlled by leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell.

8 p.m. Roll call vote on the motion to proceed.

You can have an impact, especially if you live in Louisiana, Nebraska, Arkansas, or Indiana. Call your Senators, even if you don't live in those states. Get all your friends to call your Senators. It can make a difference, so please do everything you can to stop them from voting "yes" on this bill:

Mary Landrieu of Louisiana

Ben Nelson of Nebraska

Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas

Evan Bayh of Indiana

Yes, this bill really is that bad.

There are not many times when we truly can say that we are at a turning point. If anything close to the Obama-Reid-Pelosi plans passes, there will be one last chance in November 2010 to stem the tide of government control. It is not too much to say that several more years of Democratic control will result in an almost irreversible economic and political disaster, at least for people who prefer capitalism and individual liberty.

Tonight's vote is procedural, on whether to open debate. In a few weeks there likely will be a vote on some bill. That vote needs to be fought with every lawful means, recognizing that our tax dollars will be used to bribe Senators with pork projects to win their votes.

But the real battle comes in November 2010.

I believe Barack Obama when he says that he would rather get his way on health care legislation even if it meant he were a one-term President.

Obama knows what is at stake. Do we?

They're putting everything they have into this, including requiring states to include abortion coverage.

There's nothing redeemable in this bill. It must be stopped. Melt the phones. Tell your friends. Use whatever legal means possible to prevent this legislation from passing.

And then repeal the 17th Amendment so that the socialists in this country can learn how bad their ideas are before forcing them on the rest of us.

Update: Here's a great video to help demonstrate the point.

Update: You can watch the debate live here.

1 comment:

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