By Al Benson Jr.
The whole House of Representatives fuss over funding Obamacare is one more charade the federal government is putting over on the public—just like public schools and elections. I’m not saying there is no one in the House that wants to defund this socialist monstrosity—there are many, but the House leadership wants Obamacare just as much as Obama and his agenda-setters want it. However, they must give the illusion of opposition, just like Romney did in the last election.
In an article on http://www.examiner.com for October 2nd, Christopher Collins stated: “When the House passed legislation to defund Obamacare but would keep the government running through mid-December, the Senate, led by Senate Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid stated that they would not budge on Obamacare and the legislation was defeated. On Monday, Dr. Harold Pease, an expert on the United States Constitution, stated that the authority in dealing with Obamacare funding belongs in the U.S. House, not the U.S. Senate and that the House is doing this all wrong.”
Knowing the way the political hucksters in Washington operate can anyone honestly believe this is by accident? Folks, in spite of all their conservative rhetoric about defunding Obamacare the House leadership is just as much in favor of forcing it down our throats as the Democratic socialists are. The only difference is the House leadership doesn’t want us to know this and so they give us this facade of opposition.
Pease went on to note: “All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. To fund anything, in this case Obamacare, first approval is required by the House of Representatives. If that does not happen taxpayer money cannot be spent…”
The article said: “When the House attached Obamacare to the legislation in funding the government, it made a mistake in doing so and the funding of Obamacare should have been separate, thereby giving the Senate no power in denying the Houses’ request to defund Obamacare.”
Pease observed that: “House opposition to funding Obamacare would have been far more powerful if made a ‘stand alone’ bill not attached to general funding, but it is not. ‘Stand alone’ having no other parts, would have left the Senate no wiggle or compromise room once it went to them, nor would there be for the Joint Conference Committee thereafter that reconciles any differences between the two houses. There would be nothing to reconcile. Obamacare is merely defunded.”
And the article concludes “If Obamacare is removed from the government budget, presented and voted on as a separate bill, Obamacare can be defunded by the House. If that is the case, then the Senate and the President has no constitutional authority to override the Houses’ decision.”
Will the House leadership allow such a move? Don’t hold your breath, baby! It ain’t gonna happen. The House leadership works for the same Council on Foreign Relations elitist leadership in Washington and New York that the Democratic leadership works for. They all have the same agenda. Party labels and differences are little more than a subterfuge. They all want Obamacare because it is, as one man I know who writes, has labeled it, RED Medicine.
If you want an interesting exercise try writing your Congressperson and asking them to introduce a bill in the House dealing with defunding Obamacare as a “stand alone” bill as it should have been done in the first place. See what kind of response you get. You might find a handful of Congressmen that would be willing to do this, but I’d be willing to bet that 90-% of the replies you get back, if they even bother, will be to explain to you in lofty political jargon why “we can’t do that.”
Folks, the “fix” has been in for a long time and you’re supposed to get Obamacare no matter what. If 95% of the populace hates it, makes no difference at all. Obamacare is part of the Marxist agenda folks, no matter which “party” is in office.