Dec 25, 2009

Top 10 Quotes from those who voted for the healthcare bill

10.  SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-LA): “The Fact Of The Matter Is, And I Know People Don’t Believe This, But I Can’t Be Bought.”
9.  SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): “The Establishment Of Social Security… I Remember Those Days.”  “It is a step consistent with the establishment of Social Security, which finally took the worry away from seniors and their families about what would happen to grandma and grandpa when they stopped working. I remember those days.”   (Fact Check:  Social Security passed in 1935. Durbin was born in 1944.)
8.  SEN. BEN NELSON (D-NE): “My Vote Is Not For Sale Period.”
7.  SEN. TOM HARKIN (D-IA): “I Have Said Many Times That The Two Biggest Winners Under Our Health Care Reform Bill Are Small Businesses And The Self-Employed.”  ( Only if you consider the 111 new federal agencies created by this bill as small business)
6.  SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-MT): “I Can’t Do The Correct Math.”
5.  SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): “The Insurance Companies Are Going To Make Out Like Bandits. The Drug Companies Are Going To Make Out Like Bandits… No Question About That. This Is Not A Strong Bill.”
4.  SEN. KENT CONRAD (D-ND) On The CLASS Act: “‘A Ponzi Scheme Of The First Order, The Kind Of Thing That Bernie Madoff Would Have Been Proud Of,’ And He Vowed To Block Its Inclusion In The Senate Bill.”
3.  SEN. ROLAND BURRIS (D-IL): If “It Does Not Have A Public Option In It, I Will Not Vote For It."
2.  SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL): “I Would Say To The Senator From Arizona, That I’m In The Dark Almost As Much As He Is. And I’m In The Leadership.”
1.  SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “If They Don’t Have Something In It Important To Them Then It Doesn’t Speak Well Of Them.”
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Video: One Man, One Word - not from the "one"

The Broken Promises:
1. Make Government Open and Transparent
2. Make it "Impossible" for Congressmen to slip in Pork Barrel Projects
3. Meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public (republicans shut out)
4. No more secrecy
5. Public will have 5 days to look at a Bill
6. You'll know what's in it (Republican Senators didnt know)

7. We will put every pork barrel project online

The result:  Ed Morrissey points out that strong disapproval now exceeds overall approval, 46% to 44% among likely voters.

Democrats Will Continue to Bribe and Buy Votes

Democrats Voted to Continue Vote Buying

Those Who Got a Sweet Deal

Sen. DeMint introduced an amendment to prohibit bribery but it was dismissed by the Democratic senators who voted against it.  So, vote buying will continue and the healthcare reform bill will advance almost inevitably to become the law of the land.

Clearly there is something terribly wrong here as a tyrannical majority tramples over the rights of half the country.  And people know this and are hoping that the lawmakers will stop this travesty.  But with the Democrats in-charge, the opposition can do little or nothing except throw their hands in the air.  They need to throw their shoes in the air instead as the American public gets robbed in broad daylight.  If the parliamentary procedures do not work then they must do things outside the box and try alternative ways to stop this.  If you see your son being mugged,  you don't raise your hand and say, "Point of order Mr. Chairman.", you pull a tire rod out and come out swinging.  And the scary reality is this, if the folks on the hill don't do this, then the people on the streets will.

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