3-11-2010 9:55 AM EST
Obama , and ranking Democrats have whined for weeks about " needing an up or down vote on HealthCare reform "
Why has the Bill not been voted on ?
Pelosi does not have the votes , and it looks like more and more that she can't buy or bribe enough Democrats to get the votes .
Pelosi's latest plan is to PASS the Senate bill WITHOUT actually having our elected representatives actually vote on the bill !!
How could this be ?
Each bill that comes before the House for a vote on final passage must be given a rule that determines things like whether the minority would be able to offer amendments to it from the floor.
In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would declare that the House "deems" the Senate version of Obamacare to have been passed by the House. House members would still have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but they would then be able to say they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.
Louise Slaughter is waiting to receive scoring from the CBO and then Pelosi might try to use this tactic .
There you have it ! Nancy is going to " DEEM " the bill to Obama's desk for his signature.
How could this be happening in America?
Regardless of your party affiliation or opinion on this bill ,EVERYONE should call their elected officials and tell them that this is WRONG .
We live in America , not Venezuela, Cuba, or Libya .
The long term implications of letting a bill arrive onto the President's desk without actually voting on the bill are horrible .
Can anyone deny that this administration , and the wacko's in Congress have us on a course not only to Socialism but a destination far worse ?
For the first time, Democrats admit what Americans already know about their health care bill: it would raise premiums, it's a windfall for drug companies and insurance companies, votes were secured through backroom deals, it cuts hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare, and it raises taxes.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/House-Democrats-looking-at-Slaughter-Solution-to-pass-Obamacare-without-a-vote-on-Senate-bill-87267402.html#ixzz0hsbLHJQd