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"The House's Secret Plan to Pass Obamacare"

Original post made by Paul, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jan 4, 2010

Pelosi and Reid are conspiring to pass health care in a secret, back-room plan that excludes dissenters from the process. Clues about the plan are popping up on progressive blogs. We should find out what our (mis)Representative, Mr. McNerney, has to say about this plan to excludes any debate. For that matter, if anyone is able to get thru to McNerney, I wonder where he finds it in the U.S. Constitution that Congress can mandate American citizens to purchase this health insurance.

Here is more info...>>> Web Link

Here is an excerpt of the above link...


The House's Secret Plan to Pass Obamacare

* Posted January 4th, 2010 at 1.26pm in Health Care.

How does Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) plan to move Obamacare past the House, despite some highly-controversial, lingering issues? Clues are beginning to appear in the progressive blogosphere:

* Firedoglake is reporting that Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) is returning to Washington this week to begin closed-door negotiations with Senate Democrats and the White House. From FDL: "Discussions are beginning early on the health care bill, although the House is not returning to session until January 12, and the Senate not until a week later. This will not be a traditional conference committee, Waxman said, because the motions to select and instruct conferees in the Senate "would need 60 votes all over again." Instead, whatever agreements made could be packaged in an amendment to the bills passed by the House and Senate."
* The New Republic reports that "according to a pair of senior Capitol Hill staffers, one from each chamber, House and Senate Democrats are 'almost certain' to negotiate informally rather than convene a formal conference committee. Doing so would allow Democrats to avoid a series of procedural steps–not least among them, a series of special motions in the Senate, each requiring a vote with full debate–that Republicans could use to stall deliberations, just as they did in November and December."
* TPMDC reports: "'This process cuts out the Republicans,' said a House Democratic aide. Republicans will 'not have a motion to recommit opportunity'–a procedural trick the minority can use to scuttle legislation in the House at the last minute."

These secret meetings will not be a "traditional conference committee," nor will they be a conference committee in any sense of the term. The only individuals allowed in the room will be those invited by both the House and Senate Leadership. Why the secrecy? Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) want to be sure they can secure the votes they need to pass the bill again.

For more info...>>> Web Link

It is time again to call McNerney's office and any other democrat congressperson. It is only our freedom that we are losing thanks to democrats.


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Posted by FYI
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 4, 2010 at 8:23 pm

How are those emails, phone calls, faxes and protests working out for you America?
They aren't! Your playing their game… STOP and play your game through

Web Link


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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Jan 4, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Did it occur that the "secret" meetings of the Democrats were due to the Republican's holding their own undisclosed "secret" meetings?

Why do we have to point the finger to one political party whereas the other is just as guilty.


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Posted by Me
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 5, 2010 at 11:06 am

Where oh where has my tin foil hat gone, oh! where o where could it be?


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Posted by poster boy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 5, 2010 at 8:26 pm

It should at least be pointed out that when the medicare prescription bill was passed, the GOP shut the dems out of the conference committee then as well...what's good for the goose...


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Posted by Rat Turd
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 5, 2010 at 8:39 pm

This is truly amazing and I hope the liberals just get it over and finish us off soon before the shooting starts. I think it is amazing to see how many Democrats are not going to run for re election (maybe there are afraid) and Lil Prince Harry Reid and Chrissy (Cheap mortgage) Dodd are losing in the polls to multiple candidates by double digits.


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Posted by Ruth
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 5, 2010 at 9:00 pm

PosterBoy,
When the Obama Admin, including Jerry McNerney, pushes thru a bill that requires all towns over 10,000 people to hire several bonafide, Alinksy-certified, Community Organizers to agitate any America loving citizen, you'll be my nominee for the chief leftist Community Organizer position in Pleasanton, or Dublin. You have superb leftist qualifications. Obama, Chavez, Castro, and other totalitarian socialists would be proud of you.


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Posted by How Sad
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Ruth, you're freaking out.


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Posted by Janna
a resident of Dublin
on Jan 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Ruth is paranoid and it shows. How does she function day to day I wonder?


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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Jan 5, 2010 at 10:09 pm

ruth... Who tipped your cart? Socialism? You do not even know the definition.

Hey Rat Turd, think you have the solution? Wait...Run for office. Then we'll have a succession of people like you... BTW. the name of "Rat Turd" shows the level of intelligence you have.

Well, I guess we're off to a good start for 2010. Intellectual discourse once again has been abandon... but, I have hope.

Bless all of you.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 6, 2010 at 10:15 am

Spelling Patrol here: I think it's spelled pardoned!

Ruth is just full of herself. What more can anybody reasonably expect from a guy who lives in Walnut Creek? tee hee hee...tee hee hee...

oops i forgot say...it's not socialism, it's communism...ta-ta...


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