December 22, 2009

Healthcare bill cannot be repealed??

From the Weekly Standard blog:

Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) pointed out some rather astounding language in the Senate health care bill during floor remarks tonight. First, he noted that there are a number of changes to Senate rules in the bill -- and it's supposed to take a 2/3 vote to change the rules. And then he pointed out that the Reid bill declares on page 1020 that the Independent Medicare Advisory Board cannot be repealed by future Congresses:

"it shall not be in order in the senate or the house of representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection."

I ain't too worried, 'tho. As the Democrats continue to drive themselves right off the proverbial cliff, I'm sure the GOP will find some way to ditch this idiocy. Probably by utilizing the same illegal tactics as Reid, so it'll all equal out.

Posted by Hube at December 22, 2009 10:05 AM | TrackBack

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Hell, they have done more than just changed the rules with this -- they have amended the Constitution with it. Indeed, that language sounds like it would potentially forbid Congress considering a proposed constitutional amendment to repeal the section of the bill.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at December 22, 2009 11:58 AM

I'll tell you what...these democrats scare the heck out of me...I think that Glenn Beck may have been right in his analysis that they may be trying to completely overload the system in order to build it back up again in a way that suits there world socialistic view...which apparently also now means changing the constitution hidden in the dark corners of a two thousand page bill...ugh...

Posted by: cardinals fan at December 22, 2009 04:51 PM

This entire fiasco is just so obviously evil that I cannot comprehend how anyone can view it in any other way. It almost makes me like Republicans. I'm sure the Republicans will do something soon to remind me how much I hate them too, though.

Posted by: Joe R. at December 24, 2009 11:22 PM

The things that go on in Congress make me wish the plane had not crashed in Pennsylvania...except it would have ruined some good architecture.

Posted by: Lori at January 2, 2010 07:58 AM