In the continuing attempt by congressional Democrats and the Dear Leader, President Obama, to socialize medicine and make it bad for all, a key senate vote occurred today and to no one's surprise, it passed.
The so-called Baucus Bill, an $840,000,000,000 boondoggle that will force Americans to buy health insurance made it out of the Senate Finance Committee on a 14-9 vote.
One senator, Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), had to the courage to vote no. It is not that he is against socializing one-sixth of the American economy. But he has the wisdom to realize that now, in the midst of crushing recession, may not be a great time to propose such a scam.
But, as one givith, one taketh and our greatest RINO in the senate, Olympia Snowe (RINO-Maine), voted for the scam. Oh, she gave a weak qualifier.
"I can't vote for a public option."
But, the dear RINO will vote for a scam that will, in the end, make the public option, socialized medicine, a reality.
The approach being taken by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) is to create a labyrinth that makes it impossible to figure out whether or not one will be able to keep the health insurance that they have. Most through their employers. And again, it depends on huge cuts to Medicare. Cuts that the so-called American Association of Retired Persons, aka AARP, will benefit from. Oh, darn, what Sen. Baucus won't tell is that AARP backs this legislation because they sell, ta da, health insurance. Specifically, MediGap insurance. And, well, those dastardly Medicare cuts will by coinkidink help AARP sells it MediGap insurance.
Which leads back to Sen. Rino, er Snowe.
Once again, a wuss buckles under and throws logic under the bus and votes for something that is clearly a train wreck in the making.
I advise that those who are frustrated with those like Sen. Snowe, et al, should take a look at Not One Red Cent. Because while she is not up for re-election, there are other senate Republicans. And they should not look to Sen. Snowe for any guidance whatsoever. They need to get a back bone and stand up to this power grab by the Democrat party.
This is a big vote, but no where near the final vote.
Time for the Tea Party Express to start firing up the locomotive and get busy back to work on those who want to forfeit the future of this Great Land for alleged security now.