Wednesday, March 17, 2010

SHOCKING REPORT : Pelosi and Democrats may pass health care takeover without a vote !!

A shocking report in The Washington Post yesterday (March 16, 2010) says that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats may try to ram through the government takeover of health care without even taking a vote !! Pelosi is considering using a maneuver called the "self-executing rule" or "deem and pass" which would allow members of the house to vote on corrections they want to make to the Senate version and just "deem" the health care overhaul as passed. Pelosi is considering this option "because it would politically protect lawmakers who are reluctant to publicly support the measure." Well .... duh. It's a cover-up. When the majority of Americans are opposed to the bill, Congress wants to CYA so we don't know how each of them voted.

Newsflash for Pelosi - even though the "self-executing" rule may be a legislative tool at her disposal, it's completely unconstitutional. The U.S. Constitution says in Article 1, Section 7(2) :

"..... But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law."
In plain English it says that there must be a vote and the "yeas" and "nays" must be recorded. These people still aren't listening. We have told them time and time again to follow The Constitution and they refuse. At least now we know exactly what happened to the Soviet Union when it fell. It migrated a few thousand miles west to Washington D.C. If Pelosi and the rest of the House pull this stunt, we voters need to show them this fall that by using the "self-executing" rule, each one of them "self-executed" their political career. Stick a fork in 'em ..... they're done !!
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