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Democrats have failed to ram Govt Health Care through Congress quickly enough

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Little-Acorn, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    It's over.

    The Democrat Party, which habitually tries to govern against the will of the voters, has failed in their latest attempt to do that.

    Their plans for socialized medicine, a government takeover of the entire medical profession in the U.S., was intended to be voted through Congress in three weeks, from its introduction in July to Congress's going on break at the end of July. The haste was necessary, as brought out in a similar attempt in 1993, so the legislation could be enacted before ordinary citizens could find out what's in it.

    Back in 1993, then-President Bill Clinton put his wife Hillary in charge of the effort to socialize health care back then. She held a series of closed-door meetings where the press was banned, talking with insurance companies, legislators, and lobbyists (but NO DOCTORS). Then she and Bill got together, and published a book about what the new health care plan was going to do.

    It was probably the biggest political mistake in living memory. The Clintons explained everything in detail, described the restrictions on finding your own doctor, paying privately for care, etc., and explained all the new penalties and jail terms for patients or doctors who ventured outside the new system's restrictions.

    And the American people took one look at it, and said, "No, thanks." In fact, it was more like a "HELL, NO!!!", as they called their congressmen in droves, demanding the bill's defeat. And at the following year's election, they kicked Democrats out of every majority in Congress (and quite a few states), handing control of Congress to Republicans for almost the first time since the Great Depression.

    Fast forward to today. The Democrats learned well from the Dabacle of 1993. Not well enough to stop trying to take over health Care, but well enough to know they had to conceal what they were doing from their constituents. So this year, while they're trying again to push a Socialized Medicine program people clearly don't want, they are now trying to ram it through Congress in record time, pretending there is some kind of urgent need for socialism right now, so much that we don't have time to examine their plans.

    They have written a massive, thousand-page bill in Congress, far beyong the time and patience of most people (including most Congressmen!) to thoroughly read and evaluate, and demanded that it be passed in a week. And they even have the President going on the air and announcing that "his" plan includes more coverage, lower costs, and greater freedom, while neither plan in Congress contains any of those things.

    Well, their attempt has failed. Congress has gone on their August break without voting on either the House or Senate plan, and won't be back in session until September. Congressmen have gone home, and a number of them have unwisely set up Town Hall meetings where their constituents can come in, ask questions, and tell their Congressmen what they want.

    And the blood is ankle deep at some of these meetings. People are literally screaming at some Democrat congressmen over this Health Care socialization plan. Check out these stories, just from today:

    Protestors shout down Obamacare in Austin, TX:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8UjY3YDlwA

    Crowd Explodes When Sen. Arlen Specter Urges We 'Do This Fast'...:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-Bpshk5nX0

    UPRISING BACK HOME: Constituents Make Congressman Sweat... :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOLs7Cybnqw


    I predict that this is just the beginning. People have begun to find out just how bad things can get under the coming Socialized Medicine scheme, and now have more than a month to examine further what Congress has proposed. And as is usually true for this kind of extreme-leftist legislation, shining the light of day on it, will be its death knell. The American people are fundamentally conservative in their daily lives, happy to take responsibility for their own futures, pull their own weight, help their own friends and neighbors, and sink or swim by their own efforts. And once they find out how far from that ideal the Democrats' Govt Helath Care plan is, they will uncompromisingly reject it.

    The Democrats have blown their opportunity. They needed to get this Socialized Medicine plan through Congress and signed into law, before anyone could find out what was in it. And they have failed.

    It's all over but the screaming, just as it was in 1993. And now the Democrats have nothing to look forward to, except the congressional elections of 2010... just as they did in 1994.

    It's going to be a long year for the Democrats, and not a pleasant one.
     
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    There will be a Healthcare Reform Bill passed.

    You just like hoping for failure because your side was so good at it!:D

    We'll revisit you saying it won't happen when it does.


     
  3. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    I see that liberals just can't help using the words "Healthcare passed" and "failure" at the same time. After what happened to them in 1993... and again in 2009... I can't blame them.

     
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