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Health care prediction?

March 3, 2010
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So, as I’m diligently plowing through my work day a thought occurs to me.

We’re going to get stuck with the universal health care debacle waiting in the wings, and I figured out how the Democrats will do it.  Assuming of course they get slaughtered in November at the polls.

Reconciliation is the vehicle, the timing is at question.  Everyone is concerned with the here and now, because the President has just had his health care summit dog and pony show.  I’m going to go out on a limb and say that they will table the proposal until later in the year.  I’m not sure how they will do it to save face, but that doesn’t matter.  The prediction is not swayed by such a thing, but only the resulting Democrat effort.

Health care will rear its ugly head after the November elections.  They currently have enough of a majority in both the House and Senate to pass destruction upon 1/6th of the American economy via reconciliation.  Reconciliation is filibuster resistant in the Senate, which is the only real stopping point to the society destruction that is the Democrat proposal.  The House has a slimmer majority, but to get the structure in place Pelosi will likely be able to break enough arms, and blackmail enough people to get her 50+%.

Now the rub, they’ll do it on the backs of outgoing politicians who have been shown the door by the people in the time between the elections in November, and the new Congress being sworn in that following January.  What the hell do those lame ducks have to fear?  They already lost their jobs!  Screw the small minded peons who don’t understand what is best for them?  Based on current predictions for possible Republican successes in November, they won’t have enough of a majority to generate the 2/3 majority required to overturn an Obama veto of legislation put forth to repeal the Democrat boondoggle.

Not that I would expect the Republicans to try and repeal the abomination.  They wouldn’t have the guts.


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