If Senator Tom Coburn (R, OK) has his way, the Senate could be tied up with a 34 hour reading of the health care bill on the floor as persuant to Senate rules. Parliamentary rules state that any Senator can request a bill to be read in its entirety on the floor. Democrats could then make motions to end the reading of it, but then Republicans could object and the reading would continue.
It does my heart good to see that someone on the Republican side wants some transparency from the Senate. While Democrats most likely will motion to end the reading, Republicans should do everything in their power to make sure that this mammoth bill is read and put out there for the American people to reject as I am sure they would if they read the whole thing.
The tragic truth is, Democrats want so much to shove something down our throats they want to do it RIGHT NOW! If we don’t do it RIGHT NOW the earth will explode, aliens will invade, people will be turning into brain-eating zombies and… you get the picture. It happened with the stimulus, it happened with the bailouts, and they are trying to make it happen again. They want to paint so bleak a future if we don’t pass this bill right away that Americans will somehow feel scared into allowing it to pass. Well Senate, look what happened with the stimulus. Look what happened with the bailouts. WASTED! Americans won’t put up with much more.
Liberals want this bill passed right now. Conservatives say this would end America as we know it. Why do liberals want this passed? Because they want a nanny state, welfare state that has the government doing everything for everybody without any free market influence at all. Conservatives want the government to butt out and let American innovation fix this problem like we have with every other problem we have faced. As a great man (Ronal Reagan) once said, “The ten most terrifying words in the English language are ‘I’m here from the government and I’m here to help.’” Look at what the government has done for us over the past 100 years: Social Security: Broke, Medicare: Broke, Post Office: Broke, Subsidizing GM: Broke and getting overrun by unions, Bailouts: Wasted, Stimulus: Wasted. Wanna tell me that government can run health care? Go ahead, make my day!