Saturday, November 21, 2009

"Move over, Bernie Madoff. Tip your hat to a trillion-dollar scam,"

So "said Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., likening the bill's supporters to the imprisoned investor who fleeced millions."

My previous post was about the existential threat of the West by Islam. As if that weren't enough, there is a twin threat from within that we have to face. These threats are just as insidious for our democracy because the Americans who are hell bent on a future under a government run health care plan and the Cap and Trade Bill will cause the decline of this great country: The United States. Both of these incredibly intrusive bills will demand we sacrifice our health and money to government bureaucrat dictates and our wealth to the God of CO2. Here is an article about the first threat and the bribery offered to get politicians to sign their names to a bill that will take America still further down the road to statism and oblivion (like so many other great civilizations in the past).

Government of, by and for the people has apparently become a quaint concept to the World's Greatest Deliberative Body. Ramming socialized medicine through now comes down to cash payoffs.

Jonathan Karl of ABC News has exposed what may be the biggest taxpayer-funded bribe in the history of the Republic. Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana has been skeptical of her party's proposed radical transformation of the U.S. health system.

"I'm not at all surprised that the public option's been sold as free health care," she told MSNBC last month, for instance. "But there is no free lunch."

But will this "conservative" Democrat end up exchanging her vote for the biggest slab of bacon in congressional history?

As Karl reports, a two-page section of the Senate's monster 2,074-page overhaul package tries to use gobbledygook to hide what could be described in less than one line: "$100 million for Louisiana."
The Bayou State is never mentioned. Instead, the legislation refers to "a State that is one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia, for which, at any time during the preceding 7 fiscal years, the President has declared a major disaster ... and determined as a result of such disaster that every county or parish in the State warrant individual and public assistance ... ."

Has it ever been clearer that politicians consider those who gave them their jobs to be fools, to be bamboozled whenever possible?

At last count, Americans for Tax Reform found 18 major tax increases in the Senate health bill. They include: READ AT IBD

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