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The Health Care Bill and Uncle Joe

On Saturday night the Democrat House squeaked through a monstrous bill that, if enacted, will destroy our healthcare system and our economy, while increasing the power and tenure, of the party in power.  And Joe Donnelly voted for it.

Congressman Joe Donnelly, Indiana 2nd

Congressman Joe Donnelly, Indiana 2nd

Donnelly explained his vote by saying: “Ultimately, I believe meaningful reform is about honoring the sanctity of human life — ensuring decency in care for both the living and the unborn. . .With that in mind, I have worked with my pro-life colleagues for weeks to get a stronger anti-abortion amendment added to the bill.”

This is sweet-sounding gobbledy-gook that Donnelly hopes will play with single-issue voters.  But if Donnelly really believed the main problem with the Waxman-Markey bill was the abortion provision, he should think again.  Given the fact that this bill spends over a trillion dollars, doesn’t reduce costs, reduces benefits and doesn’t even insure all the people it’s meant to insure, it’s hard to believe Donnelly is this dumb.

Perhaps what convinced him to vote against the Constitution was the AMA endorsement — purchased with a promise NOT to reduce Medicare payments to doctors.  Or maybe it was the 11th-hour AARP endorsement, purchased with the reduction of the Medicare Advantage program, the primary competitor to AARP’s own Medigap coverage.

The House Bill is 2,000 pages no one had time to read (deja vu), passed on a Saturday night when most of the country isn’t looking.  It’s a bill that is more about power and creating a permanent Democrat majority than it is about solving healthcare cost problems.

If Donnelly is proud of this, he’d better savor it now. Because unless I miss my guess, he and all the other politicians who voted against our freedoms and against the Constitution won’t have too many more moments like this to enjoy.

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