A Slight Revision

In a recent post, I mentioned that apparently Keynesians are breaking the office windows of democrat representatives and party headquarters. Although I am still sure that the vandals are trying to make a principled economic point (as I explained so cogently earlier), there is at least two politically motivated brick throwers. The brick thrown through … Continue reading

A Well Deserved Break

Well, that didn’t take nearly as long as I had hoped. The reconciliation bill passed (with the changes) and was passed by the House as well, all before 9pm Thursday. I guess they’ll relax Friday, maybe take a sauna, and think about how to best convert America into a progressive socialist oligarchy after the break. … Continue reading

The Fix Needs a Fix

Success! Senate Republicans succeeded in finding something in the senate reconciliation package that the Senate Parliamentarian has ruled needs to be changed. I don’t have all the details yet, but it seems to be something having to do with the other part of the Senate bill that passed Obamacare. You know, the part about student … Continue reading

Irreconcilable Differences

The Senate democrats are trying to get the reconciliation bill passed, exactly as-is. The Senate Republicans are trying to stop this, by trying to change the reconciliation package in some way. In any way. One word would be enough. You see, if the Senate reconciliation package is different in any way from HR4872 then it … Continue reading

Repeal This Bill!

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has introduced a bill to repeal Obamacare. As she said in her press release: “It’s no secret, President Obama and Democrat leaders have ignored the will of the people and have chosen to ram through their trillion-dollar health care bill despite the American people’s overwhelming objection to it. It’s future generations, … Continue reading

Not the Right Way to Make Your Point

This last Friday, two days before the vote on Obamacare, bricks were thrown through the windows of the Niagara Falls office of Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and the Rochester offices of the Democratic Party of New York. At about 2:40am Monday morning, just after the passage of Obamacare, the windows of the Tuscon office of … Continue reading

A Simple Misunderstanding

Many people are upset that Sunday night, while Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) was speaking out against the passage of his own anti-abortion amendment during the ‘Motion to Recommit’ portion of the Obamacare fiasco, Rep. Randy Neugebauer was heard to yell: “…Baby killer!” in a loud voice. At least that’s how the mainstream media have reported … Continue reading

Punishing Success

At 11:35pm HR 4872 (the bill containing the ‘fixes’ to the Senate bill) has passed 220 to 211. Well, I hope you enjoyed America while it lasted. The House just passed the Senate health care reform bill, and the fixes, which essentially ensures that some form of Obamacare will be enacted. This health care ‘reform’ … Continue reading

Motion to Recommit Fails

It took less than five minutes of voting (of a fifteen minute vote) for the Motion to Recommit to fail. The final count was 232 to 199, but the ‘yea’ vote count reached the needed 216 in under five minutes. That was the last real hope of the Republicans to scuttle this travesty. HR As … Continue reading

Second Major Vote

At 10:49pm, HR 3590 passed: 219 to 212. No Republicans at all voted for the bill, and 34 democrats joined the Republicans in their opposition. Now comes the Motion to Recommit. That’s not expected to derail the process, but might slow it down. And then the vote on the ‘fixes’ in HR 4872. All this should get … Continue reading