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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Nothing like transparency in government...

...nope, nothing like it at all;

Washington, DC ( -- Congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama have made it official: they will bypass a public, formal conference committee and negotiate behind closed doors on a final version of the pro-abortion health care bill. (So much for greater transparency.)

The decision will have the the pro-abortion Senate version of the health care bill as the basis for a merged legislation that may very well include abortion funding.

Because the Senate approved the bill on a tenuous one-vote margin, there is less room for error there and little desire to subject the pro-abortion bill to additional 60-vote threshold votes. (Now if the shoe were on the other foot and the possibility existed of persuading fence sitters of the other party to switch...)

Instead, Democrats have now formally adopted the "ping-pong" strategy of sending the Senate bill to the House to be tweaked and approved and back again.

Obama, pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden and top Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid reached the agreement on strategy at a White House meeting Tuesday night.

They hope to be able to get the pro-abortion health care bill approved by the end of the month or early February and have it done so Obama can announce its passage during a postponed State of the Union address next month. (He'll need a ton of lipstick to gussy up that pig.)

The decision to use the pro-abortion Senate bill as a basis for the final version of the legislation greatly concerns pro-life advocates.

That's because the bill contains massive abortion funding by virtue of the Nelson-Reid abortion language in the bill that allows states to force taxpayers to fund abortions with government funds.

The Senate measure also contains the Mikulski amendment, which would allow the Obama administration to define abortion as "preventative care" and force insurance companies to use taxpayers' premiums to pay for them. (Is there any other elective procedure that falls under the heading of "preventative care"? If there is, I'll bet it's tough to find.)

Although the strategy is designed to be able to get the bill re-approved by the Senate on final passage that is not a foregone conclusion and neither is approval by the House.

The House initially approved its bill on a three-vote margin only because it contained the Stupak amendment to ban abortion funding.

With the Senate's Nelson-Reid language and Mikulski amendment in place, a group of 10-12 pro-life Democrats led by Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan may very well revolt on supporting the bill unless the Stupak amendment is added to the Senate version of the legislation. (Problem is, the Stupak Amendment doesn't go far enough. This bill is a piece of shit. Period.)

If the Stupak amendment is added, that could prompt some pro-abortion Democrats to vote against the bill. (We'll find out whats really important for the Dems. Is this a hill they'll die on?)

Leading pro-life groups say the battle is not over and are urging pro-life advocates to continues calling, emailing, and contacting in person members of Congress to urge a no vote on the bill and support for stopping abortion funding. (We don't need to confine ourselves to just our own representatives either. Since this bill affects ALL Americans any legislator seen as a pivotal figure is fair game.)

The latest polling data finds a majority of Americans consistently oppose taxpayer funding of abortions.

1 comment:

Rick said...

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor released a very optimistic memo about the chances of defeating ObamaCare. To pass a final bill, Dems cannot lose 1 vote in the Senate, or more than 2 in the House. Dems have made a series of contradictory deals, each of which has the possibility of derailing a final bill. With Dems at a rapid pace, red-state Democrats may have seen enough of ObamaCare. Let’s hope this is true!

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