With the push to pass Health Care reform through reconciliation being unsuccessful so far, House Democrats are devising a backup strategy to pass the bill without even taking a vote! I can’t imagine how this would fly, but here’s what the Washington Examiner is reporting:
Each bill that comes before the House for a vote on final passage must be given a rule that determines things like whether the minority would be able to offer amendments to it from the floor.
In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would declare that the House “deems” the Senate version of Obamacare to have been passed by the House. House members would still have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but they would then be able to say they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.
Will Democrats go through with this, if they can’t get their way by the already hated reconciliation option? They long ago decided to abandon any appearance of governing with integrity (or the will of the people), but this would take it to yet another level of unprecedented corruption and disregard for proper procedure. Is this what Americans voted for when Nancy Pelosi promised to run the most ethical House ever? Will President “Transparency” Obama sign a bill into law that was never given a vote in the House, especially considering his entire rationale for using reconciliation was that it deserved a simple up-or-down vote?
This should eliminate any shred of doubt that nationalized health care is THE priority for progressives to achieve their socialist agenda. It MUST be defeated.