They haven’t given up on health care

A. Zarkov writes:
Subject: The healthcare vampire stirs in its coffin

As reported by Yahoo News, Obama will try to re-animate the undead healthcare bill using reconciliation if necessary.

The legislation the White House will post on its website is expected to reflect common ground negotiated over the past several weeks by House and Senate Democratic leaders.

Those agreements are likely to be combined as a privileged budget reconciliation bill, which only needs a simple 51-vote majority to pass the 100-member Senate instead of the 60-vote supermajority that has become routine in the Senate and gives Republicans power to block the healthcare bill.

If the Democrats should push this through with a simple majority using reconciliation, the blowback will be tremendous, but Obama does not seem to care how angry he makes the country. He’s going to get this bill through no matter how badly it damages sitting members of Congress. We are already too close to the November election, with little hope the economy will recover, for the voters’ anger to expire. Of all the parts of the Obama Trifecta (healthcare, cap and trade, amnesty for illegal aliens) he obviously cares most about healthcare. Many have offered reasons for his obsessive fixation on this legislation. I will offer another. The medical industry is both large (16% of GDP) and very profitable compared to almost any other large sector of the American economy. In short it’s about the last place to find money in an economy riddled with debt. If Obama can take over America’s healthcare industry, he can mine it for funds to support his transformative agenda. Let’s not forget he promised to create a national civilian security force “just as powerful, just as stong and as well funded” as the military. Where is he going to get the money his gargantuan ambitions? From our heath industry, that’s where.

LA replies:

This can’t be real. The already large anger against the Democrats would be doubled by this. If the Democrats were facing losing 40 seats in the House before this, they would lose 80 after this, they’d lose 100. This nihilism. This is Hitler sending his armies to destruction in Russia.

A. Zarkov writes:

Michelle Malkin has posted a series called Reconcilation, the public option and Demcare revival, here. They are more serious than I thought.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 20, 2010 12:15 PM | Send

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