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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Healthcare passed in the thick of Night, when no one was watching - the Lie of Transparency Promised by this Administration and Congress

From the AP:…

The Democratic-controlled House has narrowly passed landmark health care reform legislation, handing President Barack Obama a hard won victory on his signature domestic priority…. Republicans were nearly unanimous in opposing the plan that would expand coverage to tens of millions of Americans who lack it and place tough new restrictions on the insurance industry…. The 220-215 vote late Saturday cleared the way for the Senate to begin a long-delayed debate on the issue that has come to overshadow all others in Congress…But minority Republicans cataloged their objections across hours of debate on the 1,990-page, $1.2 trillion legislation…"To pay for the expansion of coverage, the bill cuts Medicare's projected spending by more than $400 billion over a decade. It also imposes a tax surcharge of 5.4 percent on income over $500,000 in the case of individuals and $1 million for families…

Read Here:http://apnews.myway.com/article/20091108/D9BREBKG1.html

2 comments:

real estate agent from Vancouver BC said...

I'm not sure the results would differ if the vote came through in the afternoon instead of the night. And it's just a 1st round anyway. It's not like it's a law yet. Long ways to go.

Jay

Jody L. Wilcox said...

Don't disagree Jay in this particular case but it does seems to be setting a dangerous precedent that could be abused in the future to thwart the democratic process and supersede the transparency promised by our government, this Congress and This Administration.