What Republicans MUST Do!

Democrats claim they are being thoughtful, trying to decipher all that is in the Bill in order to make the Right decision.  We know what’s in the Bill and how the Truth is being twisted and distorted. 

Republicans need to offer Democrats some help in the form of a Resolution that puts the President and Democrats on the Spot.

As Candidate Obama said himself,

“Shame is a useful Emotion to get People to do the Right thing.”

 The Resolution should List the Misstatements of Fact that have been made by the President and others.

 Paul Ryan and Others have already spoken about many of these things.  What is most important is to spell the points out in PLAIN language that even a Geico Cave Man could understand it.

Spell out plainly what the Truth is:  Regarding the Four C’s:

 Cost – Control – Constitution – Consequences.

 I. Cost.

 The numbers in terms of smoke and mirror accounting by manipulating the CBO process to hide the real cost.[i]

The fact of where our economy is, we cannot afford to borrow any more nor burden already struggling companies with more costs.

 The biggest cost is the Loss of Our Freedom.

II. Control.

 Not necessarily from a Government Control over the People standpoint, although that is an important aspect.[ii]

 Control from the standpoint of Centralized vs. Decentralized control.[iii]  From a practical standpoint, just think for a moment of the scale of our whole Health Care System.[iv]

 III. Constitution.

 Mark R. Levin and Landmark Legal Foundation leads the way on this one. As a layperson, I will summarize here by saying:

 Congress cannot violate Article 1 Section 7 with regard to the Process of how a Bill becomes Law.[v]

The Tenth Amendment[vi] is nonspecific and general by Design and the Words are clear:

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

IV. Consequences.

 Many say they don’t know the consequences until it’s implemented as expressed by the Speaker’s comment, “We won’t know what’s in the Bill until we pass the Bill.”[vii] 

 If you are not aware of the consequences, intended or unintended, of your YES vote – YOU NEED TO VOTE NO!

 As the lawyers have included more precise language in manuals to assign Proper Responsibility – a key word is “understand” –

Please read and understand before operating. 

 Democrats likewise should read and understand the Resolution before voting because their vote cast is done with their Full Knowledge and Responsibility.  The final choice is up to you.

Article Shortlink: http://bit.ly/bHwR40

[i] If this was really about the true cost of healthcare, ask yourself if you know the answer to this most basic question:

From conception to death, what is the average cost per person for heathcare?

Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t know the answer – I don’t know the answer but I think it’s a fundamental question that we need to spend a little time with, to find real solutions to our healthcare problems.

You could make a few calls, do some calculations, grab a number and rush to vote – the number is NOT the point, it’s about stopping the Pushing of an Agenda.  

 [ii] Michele Bachman has sited the number additional IRS agents that will be hired and the cost to enforce the monthly Government requirements on ALL Americans – even those with Private insurance.

[iii] In terms trying to implement and impose a Progressive based system and how decisions would be made using the scarce resources of Government. Simply site the Hillsdale College February 2010 Article of Imprimis by Paul Ryan.

 My two cents about Common Sense and why Centralized HC makes no sense:

 Just because some people have burned their toast, doesn’t mean the Best Solution is to connect all toasters to Washington.  The question is not: Can we do it? – the most important question is: Should we do it?

 Even if we connect all the toasters to Washington, it’s still about making toast and like the delivery of Health Care, when it comes right down to it, it’s a local issue. It is about: How I like my toast. When I want to have toast. What kind of and how much toast I want to have. I don’t think I should have to buy toasters for everyone who may not even have a place to plug a toaster in or may not even like toast. Nor do I want to be told I can’t put bagels in my toaster – you get the idea. Continuing with the analogy, it is surprising how the details apply to centralized healthcare – it’s just the costs and consequences are a whole lot greater.

 [iv] How crazy is it to centralize control of every single healthcare step, line item, decision and cost – from brain surgery to tongue depressors – and put that control in Washington?

 What will be the added cost of implementing a system like this and what is the value that will be returned to the American People?

 This does not make sense nor is it even feasible that it can be done, let alone done well.

 Remember the three words: Cash for Clunkers. Look at how the Government managed this transaction simple program and now we want to entrust Government with our whole healthcare system – without so much as a Pilot Program.

 We should just Trust the President and  Democrats when they say:

 “Don’t worry about the details, lets just get this thing passed and we’ll figure out the details on the Fly.” 

 Are you kidding me?

 As the great Jim Rohn might say if he were alive,

 “If you were to make decisions like that a home – we should call someone to come and pick up your family and take them to safety.”

 [v] With regard to Deem and Pass, in spite of how some like to characterize it, the fact is – there is “No Implied Waiver” when it comes to the Constitution; just because there was a wink, wink and a nod in the past, doesn’t mean we can now throw the whole Constitution in the trash.

 That would not make for a real stable foundation to build any Constitution based, civilized Society on. Come on!

[vi] A note regarding Roman Numerals – an X means the Tenth Amendment NOT that it was crossed out and you can ignore it. 

[vii] We have touched on the consequences of implementing an untested hypothetical system on the fly, at a cost that is massive in terms of numbers and lost Freedom.

 Many say we won’t know the consequences until it’s implemented, as expressed by the Speaker’s comment,

“We won’t know what’s in the Bill until we pass the Bill.” 

 Let me ask you:

Would you get on a plane flown by a 14 year old, who could talk a good game and people said he knew how to fly?  Who would say:

 “Oh sure, I’d hop aboard and just trust. Of course I would first talk with him and listen to what he had to say. Then if he sounds like he knows what he’s doing, I’d have no problem. How will I know for sure if he’s telling the Truth until I tried it? I’ll just go ahead and find my seat, put in my ear-buds and hope for the best. I know it will be fine.”

 Crazy!  Change just for Change sake is crazy.  Flying with a 14 year old as your pilot, based on the Hope things will be fine, that’s crazy.  Politics are crazy but it is the responsibility of Politicians to navigate the craziness, think and make the Best Change!

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