The word of a Democrat politician is worthless, as Bob Stupak proved today. He sold out millions of unborn kids for the sake of a piece of paper from the president. Executive orders can’t over ride laws, unless we’re already in a state of tyranny. Maybe we are.
So, the Dems appear to have the votes they need to pass the bill. But the battle is far from over. It goes back to the Senate where the Republicans plan to sabotage it. The states are suing to stop it because it places an unfair burden on them. Others are suing to stop it. If the Republicans regain both houses in November they plan to repeal it. Of course, they will need to be able to override a majority.
We still don’t know if the Dems have the votes to pass it at this posting, but it looks like they do.
Everyone who votes for this bill voted against the will of the majority of Americans and should be kicked out of office. They are there to represent the people not sell them out.
UPDATE: Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former head of the CBO explains what the bill will really cost the U.S.
Removing the unrealistic annual Medicare savings ($463 billion) and the stolen annual revenues from Social Security and long-term care insurance ($123 billion), and adding in the annual spending that so far is not accounted for ($114 billion) quickly generates additional deficits of $562 billion in the first 10 years. And the nation would be on the hook for two more entitlement programs rapidly expanding as far as the eye can see.
The bottom line is that Congress would spend a lot more; steal funds from education, Social Security and long-term care to cover the gap; and promise that future Congresses will make up for it by taxing more and spending less.
The stakes could not be higher. As documented in another recent budget office analysis, the federal deficit is already expected to exceed at least $700 billion every year over the next decade, doubling the national debt to more than $20 trillion. By 2020, the federal deficit — the amount the government must borrow to meet its expenses — is projected to be $1.2 trillion, $900 billion of which represents interest on previous debt.
It will also bankrupt more states which is why so many states are passing laws to block it. The battle is far from over.
Video of Stupak from last year. He was always going to cave because he really has no principals. A politician’s promise is as good as the paper it’s printed on.