Texas Rainmaker

I’ve been saying all along that the provisions in the Obamacare plans that force individual citizens to purchase health insurance under penalty of fine or imprisonment is unconsitutional and unprecedented. (See Sec. 1501: REQUIREMENT TO MAINTAIN MINIMUM ESSENTIAL COVERAGE on page 320)Never before has the U.S. government forced citizens to engage in a contract or purchase goods or services…. nor should they. Ever.

Senators DeMint and Ensign have raised a Constitutional Point of Order on the Senate floor against the Democrat health care takeover bill on behalf of the Steering Committee, a caucus of conservative senators. The Senate will vote tomorrow on the bill’s constitutionality.

And I’m glad to see them address the car insurance red herring as well.

“Forcing every American to purchase a product is absolutely inconsistent with our Constitution and the freedoms our Founding Fathers hoped to protect,” said Senator DeMint. “This is not at all like car insurance, you can choose not to drive but Americans will have no choice whether to buy government-approved insurance. This is nothing more than a bailout and takeover of insurance companies. We’re forcing Americans to buy insurance under penalty of law and then Washington bureaucrats will then dictate what these companies can sell to Americans. This is not liberty, it is tyranny of good intentions by elites in Washington who think they can plan our lives better than we can.”

There’s nothing Democrats hate more than being on the record with their votes. As evidenced by their three midnight/weekend/holiday votes on this current healthcare fiasco, they would prefer to do things behind closed doors so they can come out spinning… rather than promote their policies publicly where they can be held up for scrutiny and debate.

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Cash for Cloture
December 21st, 2009 10:54 am

Introducing the Obama Administration’s newest pay-for-play federal program. Seedy Chicago politics and backroom bribery are all it takes for the federal government to take over the healthcare industry.

UPDATE: A list of the payoffs Harry “Boss Tweed” Reid secured to bribe his way into a cloture vote…

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An Inconvenient Scandal
December 13th, 2009 1:46 pm

Sorry, Al Gore, but your scam has been exposed. For those of you who haven’t been following the story, it appears some scientists involved in building the Global Warming movement have admitted to fudging the data to bolster their claims… and to weed out data that would contradict the very premise of the Global Warming religious movement.

Here’s some background on the unfolding scandal…

And here’s a nice video that puts Al Gore’s “hockey stick” into historical perspective:

Dan Rather would probably call it “Fake, but settled science“…

UPDATE: Algore got caught making up some statistics of his own in Copenhagen…

Mr Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years. In his speech, Mr Gore told the conference: “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.”

However, the climatologist whose work Mr Gore was relying upon dropped the former Vice-President in the water with an icy blast. “It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” Dr Maslowski said. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”

…how inconvenient.

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If you really want to know what Democrats are up to… ignore their words and watch their actions.

Democrats are claiming that $500 billion in cuts to Medicare won’t cut healthcare benefits… But the proof that they’re lying is in the legislative pudding. Democrat Senator Bill Nelson of Florida insert language into the legislation that exempted three counties in his home state from the cuts.

And the political makeup of those three counties tells you all you need to know about the true impact of the legislation. The three counties specifically carved out with Nelson’s language are Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach… all heavily Democrat).

If you’re simply going to use legislation to buy votes, at least have the balls to be honest with us about it.

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