Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Manager's Edition

Wall Street Journal: "Mr. Obama promised a new era of transparent good government, yet on Saturday morning Mr. Reid threw out the 2,100-page bill that the world's greatest deliberative body spent just 17 days debating and replaced it with a new "manager's amendment" that was stapled together in covert partisan negotiations.

Democrats are barely even bothering to pretend to care what's in it, not that any Senator had the chance to digest it in the 38 hours before the first cloture vote at 1 a.m. this morning. After procedural motions that allow for no amendments, the final vote could come at 9 p.m. on December 24.

Even in World War I there was a Christmas truce.

The rushed, secretive way that a bill this destructive and unpopular is being forced on the country shows that "reform" has devolved into the raw exercise of political power for the single purpose of permanently expanding the American entitlement state.

An increasing roll of leaders in health care and business are looking on aghast at a bill that is so large and convoluted that no one can truly understand it, as Finance Chairman Max Baucus admitted on the floor last week. The only goal is to ram it into law while the political window is still open, and clean up the mess later."


Sra. Madera said...

Rush had it right today when he said that it is time for an uprising in grand scale against the government. We need to throw their system into chaos with our rebellion to their unconstitutional laws or maybe we should all fall on the mercy of the government and turn to them to bail us out with Welfare and food stamps to completely break the system.
The Tea Partiers/ "Aryan Nation" are the impetus to a real movement that must take action. It is time to get with it and get involved.

Solameanie said...

"Christmas truce." That makes me chuckle because Harry Reid called for it. This from one of the clowns most responsible for the poisonous atmosphere in the country today. What a buffoon!

Thankfully, he's going out soon, unless ACORN has already corrupted the polls in Nevada.

Palm boy said...

Sra, something does need to change. This is unsustainable.

Sola, poisenous is the right word for it.
Oh, thats a cheerful thought, more corrupted elections.