Alan Grayson Wants To Rewrite Filibuster Rules

November 30, 2009

Left leaning Senator Alan Grayson, known for his inflaming remark that the Republican health care plan is “if you get sick… DIE QUICKLY!” is attempting to change filibuster rules.

Grayson is circulating a petition asking voters to demand ReDe (Harry Reid) lower the threshold for ending filibusters from 60 votes to 55 votes. He cites 7 examples of Bush getting bills passed with fewer than 60 votes. Sadly, this moron does not understand Senate rules any more than most Americans. All the examples that he cites pertain to votes that are under special rules prohibiting filibusters. These include budgets and trade agreements, none of which can be filibusters.

Grayson, a representative from Florida, is trying to get the rules changed to silence opposition to the Obama health care plan, which includes several Blue Dog Democrats and almost every Republican. But he fouls up his argument as only he can.

One of his examples is a vote on Cheney’s energy policy. He claims that it passed on 57 votes, yet in reality it failed on a filibuster vote 57-40. If Grayson’s filibuster rules would have been in force back then, Cheney’s energy policy would have passed.

The sad truth about all of this is this pseudo-Communist wants to alter the rules to help him and his party temporarily. Filibuster rules are put in place to make sure that power is not abused by one party. The filibuster has been a rule that has kept numerous bad bills from becoming law and this maroon is trying to end it. America beware!

James Madison said in Federalist #10 “Men of factious tempers, of local prejudices, or of sinister designs, may, by intrigue, by corruption, or by other means, first obtain the suffrages, and then betray the interests, of the people.” This is exactly what is happening today with the entire Democratic party, save for a few good men and women. They had better watch themselves, for election day is coming, and America will not long allow men or women to stay without properly representing our interests.

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Health Care Bill Could Take 34 Hour Reading

November 20, 2009

 

   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!


Charge For No Health Insurance!

November 11, 2009

If President Obama gets his way, you could very well be penalized with fines and potentially even jail time if you don’t buy into health insurance, even if you can’t afford it.

President Obama in an interview with Jake Tapper of ABC news said this: “I think the general broad principle is simply that people who are paying for their health insurance aren’t subsidizing folks who simply choose not to until they get sick and then suddenly they expect free health insurance. That’s — that’s basic concept of responsibility that I think most Americans abide by,” Mr. Obama said, “penalties are appropriate for people who try to free ride the system and force others to pay for their health insurance.”

Later, Obama stated that he didn’t think jail time for those that do not buy insurance is not the “biggest issue”.

America, we are on the verge of having a despotic government that will fine and potentially jail you if you don’t buy something they tell you to buy, when they tell you to buy it and where. THIS IS NOT WHAT THE FOUNDERS INTENDED! They knew firsthand of the tyranny of government when left unchecked. They experienced it from England who was nearly a half a world away. We are right underneath the government’s thumb. We can see the bottom of the slope and it looks eerily similar to Orwell’s 1984. In fact that book is where we glean the phrase Big Brother. Big Brother is the tyrannical government of Oceania that knows everything about its people, tells them what to think and what to do. Sounds like what our government is becoming right?

We have the right to flood D.C. with emails, phone calls and letters telling them to STOP VOTING FOR MORE GOVERNMENT! This health care bill is nothing more than the newest power grab by politicians who are doing nothing but trampling the Constitution. It is completely unconstitutional and they have no power to do so. We need to tell them that if they keep voting for such power grabs they will be kicked out of office come next year. Trust me.

We do not want a government big enough to give us everything. As someone wise once said, “A government large enough to give us everything is large enough to take everything away.”