watchoutfor h.r. 1586!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Sneaky bastids they are:
    congress has been stymied in their efforts to get healthcare reform out of comitee. this article claims harry reid has stated he will sidestep the roadblock by quietly attaching it to hr1586 abill for taxing tarp bonuses[stirpot].:
    It gets better. Health care has been bogged down in the Senate due to the tremendous and unrelenting pressure constituents have imposed on their Senators over the past few months. Yesterday The Senate Finance Committee rejected a government run health care plan, aka, public option. Harry Reid is determined to pass government run health care by any deceptive means possible. His latest devious strategy is to to attach a socialist health care bill to a House-passed non-healthcare bill. That bill is H.R. 1586. Ironically, nobody knows what that legislation looks like, because it has not yet been written. Yet many members plan to rubber-stamp socialist health care without reading or understanding the bill.
    The first step is to get a socialist health care bill out of the Senate Finance Committee. Then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) can say that the two Senate Committees, Finance Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, have passed a bill which will allow him to take extraordinary steps to get the bill on the Senate floor. The second step is to merge the two bills. Step three will be to attach the final Senate bill to H.R. 1586.
    There are two methods people can take to prevent Reid and his fellow socialists from attempting to deceive yet again. First people can contact their Senators via phone, email and fax demanding such an onerous bill as H.R.1586 be defeated on a Senate vote.
    The Second is method has to do with preventing any health care mark up from being voted out of committee. The Senate Finance Committee has it's own Rules of Procedures. Rule 4 of the Rules of Procedure for the Senate Finance Committee reads: "Rule 4. Quorums. - (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) one-third of the membership of the committee, including not less than one member of the majority party and one member of the minority party, shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business." That means, at least one Republican Senator on the Finance Committee needs to be in attendance in order to pass any legislation out of committee. In other words, 10 Republican Senators (Charles Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Olympia Snowe, Jon Kyl, Jim Bunning, Mike Crapo, Pat Roberts, John Ensign, Mike Enzi and John Cornyn) could stop ObamaCare cold right now by simply saying they will not support it under any circumstances. If those 10 Senators would simply say "no," and deny Democrats on the Finance Committee a quorum; ObamaCare would be done and finished. It would die in committee. It is imperative people contact these ten Senators demanding they make it clear to the Democrats that Republicans will not participate in any quorum to vote a health care mark up out of committee.
    This is a two prong approach we must employ simultaneously with increasing and unrelenting pressure as we did prior to the August recess! Keep hammering with phone calls, emails and faxes away and don't give up! Below are some toll free numbers to the Capital switchboard.
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