So what can President Obama and Nancy Pelosi do when they’re hell-bent on having the US Federal Government effectively takeover 16% of the American economy – i.e., the healthcare provisioning industry – and they just don’t have the votes in the House of Representatives needed to do so?
They can try to change the rules!
Since there’s little thought that Pelosi can get enough support to win a House floor vote on the Senate’s version of ObamaCare, Pelosi has approached her staunch ally and sycophant, Chairwoman of the House Rules Committee Louise Slaughter (D-NY) to have to rules changed so that she can pass the bill without it being voted upon.
Would House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow House Democratic leaders try to cram the Senate version of Obamacare through the House without actually having a recorded vote on the bill?
Not only is the answer yes, they would, they have figured out a way to do it, according to National Journal’s Congress Daily:
“House Rules Chairwoman Louise Slaughter is prepping to help usher the healthcare overhaul through the House and potentially avoid a direct vote on the Senate overhaul bill, the chairwoman said Tuesday.
“Slaughter is weighing preparing a rule that would consider the Senate bill passed once the House approves a corrections bill that would make changes to the Senate version.
“Slaughter has not taken the plan to Speaker Pelosi as Democrats await CBO scores on the corrections bill. ‘Once the CBO gives us the score, we’ll spring right on it,’ she said.”
Each bill that comes before the House for a vote on final passage must be given a rule that determines things like whether the minority would be able to offer amendments to it from the floor.
In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would declare that the House “deems” the Senate version of Obamacare to have been passed by the House. House members would still have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but they would then be able to say they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.
— Mark Tapscott
Pelosi and her cabal of treasonous Liberals will “deem” the Senate’s ObamaCare bill to have passed? If they’re fool enough to do this, then they will from that point forward no longer be able to govern the American people assuming that they’re allowed to continue to try to do so.
Governments have toppled and more than one would-be tyrant has been exterminated for less egregious seeming violations of countries’ constitutions, charters, and laws.
Don’t think it couldn’t happen in America as well. And don’t for a minute believe that any American would mourn these filth’s deaths. We would, however, hate the disruption to our lives and the potential fallout from such a course of events. So it would be better were this to be avoided.
And why do Obama, Pelosi, Slaughter, and their ilk want to pass the Senate’s version of ObamaCare without a vote and, instead, use this corruption of the rules to enable a two-for-one deal on it where the Representatives can merely vote on accepting the rule instead of actually voting on the bill? It is because this is the only way that the House Speaker has any real hope of getting the 216 votes she needs to get the Senate bill through the House.
No House Democrat who’s defending his or her seat in the November 2010 Congressional mid-term elections wants to risk voting in favor of the Senate’s bill and then trusting to the planned reconciliation process to make it more palatable. They know that, if they do so directly, their constituents will most likely remove them from office. In other words, they know that the majority of we, the People do not want this legislation.
Obama, Pelosi, Slaughter, and their toadies just hop that they can convince these Congressmen that they can hide behind this piece of sophistry and say that they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.
Sadly, there are no legal means by which we can stop this from happening. It will, one way or another, be long over before the November elections and Pelosi and her supporters in the House have already proven that they will not listen to will of the People in this or any other matter, so phone calls, emails, and letters would be a fruitless waste of time and energy.
All that we can legally do is to enact our retribution upon them in the upcoming elections. So keep close track of who voted in favor of the Slaughter Solution and make sure that they and theirs reap the “rewards” of their choice.
Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after they’re down. 😉