The Gangsters of Legislation Wrote a Health Care Reform Bill
By: Jim Byrd
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. -Mark Twain
On the eve of becoming the first female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, squawked the following aspersions on the truth:
â€¢ She intended to run the most honest, the most open, and the most ethical Congress in history.
â€¢ She is ready to lead with Republicans, not in partisanship.
â€¢ In this House, we may belong to different parties, but we serve one country. We stand united in our pride and prayers for our men and women in uniform. They are working together to protect the American people, and in this Congress, we must work together to build a future worthy of their sacrifice.
â€¢ The only way you can make the change that needs to be made for our country – a new direction where we’re there for the many and not the few – is to drain the swamp.
Unfortunately for America, Pelosi’s draining of the swamp was not a viable option, as it would have been political genocide of the Democratic Party, and Pelosi would have been the first chilled-plasma reptilian circling the drain. Considering that she is the mistress of one of the most corrupt and inept congresses in history, and has, along with Barack Obama, procedurally shut out the Republican Party from input on House bills, has refused to acknowledge their legislative proposals, and by marrying the aforementioned Machiavellian contrivances with her unsportsmanlike congressional history, there is an unyielding statistical probability that Nancy Pelosi has never told the truth.
To secure her future status in the Gangster Hall of Fame, one of Pelosi’s first most ethical acts ever as Speaker of the House was to appoint William Jefferson to the Homeland Security Committee. Could this be the same William Jefferson who was caught red-handed stashing $90,000 of marked bills he received from an FBI bribery sting in his freezer, and whom Pelosi appointed after the marked bills were discovered by the FBI raid? Why not? His antics are apropos for the Democratic Party’s model of corruption. So unless the reprobate skills of stashing $90,000 of bribe money in a freezer is relevant to the defense of this country on the Homeland Security Committee, his appointment to the committee might appear to be partisan quackery to the educated. I’m just saying.
Without further delay, I present the authors of the 2,000-page health care reform bill, and since the Democrats all possess such a predilection for collectivism, and the Republicans were shut out of the crafting of the bill, postulation dictates the ensuing transgressions be representative of the Democratic Party:
â€¢ William “Cold Cash” Jefferson, Democrat, and one of America’s Homeland Security Committee members, was convicted of political corruption.
â€¢ Half of the House Defense Subcommittee, Democrats, who control Pentagon spending, are under investigation by ethics investigators in Congress.
â€¢ Perpetual investigatee, John Murtha, Democrat, is being investigated by two separate ethics offices, including his part in the House Defense Subcommittee scam.
â€¢ Charlie Rangel, Democrat, and chairman of the Ways and Means Committee (the committee that writes the county’s tax laws), is being investigated for myriad criminal and ethical infractions: 15 years of not paying income tax, and the failure to disclose to Congress most of his assets. In Rangel’s defense, he appears be suffering from an advanced case of Degenerative Ocular Capitation– he just can’t see paying his taxes. He is, also in concert with Carolyn Kirkpatrick, Donald Payne, Bennie Thompson, Donna Christian-Christensen, all Democrats, under investigation for breaking House rules on corporate-sponsored travel.
â€¢ Jesse Jackson, Jr., Democrat, is under investigation for taking part in the clandestine bidding process with Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich for Obama’s Senate seat, which has technically been vacant since 2005.
â€¢ Maxine Waters, Democrat, is under investigation as to whether or not she and her husband were simultaneously stimulated by Waters’ using her influence to route stimulus money to a bank partly owned by her husband. The Democrat led House is creating a Consumer Financial Protection Agency– one could suppose to protect consumers from the likes of Waters and her husband– to set regulations for financial institutions. Maxine Waters, Democrat, added an amendment to the bill adding ACORN (the child prostitute, tax evading advisors, and multi-state criminally indicted voter fraud institution) to the committee to help craft regulations. The amendment adding ACORN was passed by House Financial Services Committee, Democrats. I have stated before that Maxine Waters just might be the dumbest member of the House. Considering newly discovered evidence– have you ever heard her speak?– I stand corrected. I amend my statement: she may well be one of the most incoherent, dim-witted, and obtuse people in the U.S.
â€¢ Maxine Watersâ€™ pal, Laura Richardson, Democrat, the Congresswoman with a community of foreclosed houses strung along the majority of the California coast, six mortgage defaults, unpaid property taxes, and a mountain of unpaid bills, is under ethics investigation. She seemed to have lied regarding her financial disclosure forms for Congress, and as a Congresswoman, received special treatment from a lender. The same infractions were committed by Chris Dodd, Democrat, and Charlie Rangel, Democrat, respectively.
But enough specifics about the transgressions of Nancy Pelosi and congressional Democrats: too voluminous, too little time.
There are 535 members of Congress. Let us take a look at the aggregate of the Democrat led Congress that crafted the 2,000-page health care reform bill. The following is a whoâ€™s who of check-kiters, con artists, mountebanks, DWIâ€™s, shoplifters, and various other nefarious elements residing within the congressional chambers.
*Note that the following enumerations of malfeasances are a moving target, as every two years hooligans are voted in and voted out of Congress, and acts are committed almost daily.
â€¢ 53 have personal records so serious they would be denied security clearances by the Department of Defense, but since they are in Congress, they get a free pass for security clearances.
â€¢ 29 members of Congress have been accused of spousal abuse.
â€¢ 27 have DWI’s.
â€¢ 21 are current defendants in various lawsuits, ranging from bad debts to disputes with business partners to other civil matters.
â€¢ 14 members of Congress have drug-related arrests.
â€¢ 8 have shoplifting arrests.
â€¢ 7 have fraud charges.
â€¢ 4 have been charged for theft.
â€¢ 3 have been arrested for assault.
â€¢ 19 have been accused of writing bad checks.
â€¢ 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses.
â€¢ 71 have such bad credit they canâ€™t qualify for a credit card.
With the transgressions respectfully enumerated, I will allow Mark Twain to introduce the consummation of imbecility, the 2,000-page health care reform bill: Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the cost of the Houseâ€™s 2,000-page health care reform bill is $1.055 trillion, $500,000 per page, or 2.2 million per word. The end result will still leave many Americans uninsured and probably prison bound for not being insured. Approximately 15-20 million of the estimated 45 million uninsured will be left uninsured after subtracting illegal aliens, wage earners earning over 70k per year who choose to pay their own medical expenses, wage earners in-between jobs with a temporary lapse in insurance, and young adults who just donâ€™t want it, leaving a net gain of 1-8 million for the cost of one trillion dollars– a cost to taxpayers of between $125,000 to $1,000,000 per person.
What can be expected from the bill:
â€¢ Myriad new taxes on citizens, doctors, drug companies, medical device makers, etc.
â€¢ If it breaths, moves, creates, or heals, the Democrats will tax it. Just in case all taxable entities were not covered, Hillary Clinton, this past week, committed the consummate Kinsley Gaffe during her Offend the Entire Country of Pakistan and Palestine Tour with this nugget of candor: â€œThe percentage of taxes on GDP (in Pakistan) is among the lowest in the world… We (the United States) tax everything that moves and doesnâ€™t move, and thatâ€™s not what we see in Pakistan.”
â€¢ Mandates with punitive actions if not followed.
â€¢ American physicians fleeing the profession in droves.
â€¢ The devolution of medical and pharmaceutical life-saving advancements. The world will then be forced to rely on the astonishing medical breakthroughs from Canada and England, or anywhere else socialized medicine devalues the impetus for advancement.
â€¢ Bankrupt hospitals.
â€¢ Massive increase of the federal deficit.
â€¢ Systematic loss of health care coverage for the old.
â€¢ Double or tripling of premium costs.
â€¢ Bankrupting states.
â€¢ And the death panels that did not exist, that were originally removed, are back in play. Bye-bye Grammy and Gramps.
The director of the Congressional Budget Office, Doug Elmendorf, stated that the estimate of the $1.055 trillion price tag is preliminary and â€œsubject to substantial uncertainty.â€ He also stated that, “Our judgment is that that piece of the legislation would raise insurance premiums.â€ Translation: According to all previous trend analyses of government run programs, the $1.055 trillion cost will settle in around $5-10 trillion in cost to taxpayers, along with cost prohibitive insurance premiums to the same taxpayers.
Referencing one of William F. Buckley’s statements, “I’d rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston telephone directory than by the faculty of Harvard,” it is plausible to ask: would this country be better off governed by the first 2,000 inmates from a randomly chosen prison than the Democrats in Congress that we are forced to endure until the next election cycle? Frankly, is there a discernable difference?
Jim Byrd's website is A Skewed View.