Rat boy is at it again.Taking an old cue from the House Committee on Un-American Activities, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Representative Waxman (D) intends to hold hearings to intimidate and vilify Caterpillar, Verizon, AT&T and Deere.
It seems these firms have publicly made it known that the newly passed health care reform bill will have an adverse effect on their bottom lines. Caterpillar claims the measure will raise their costs by $100 million just in the first year. The chairman turned Politburo chief, Waxman, has asked each of the corporate representatives to provide full documentation detailing how they arrived at their estimates. This is clearly a move to intimdate and silence any dissenting voices against the Health Care Reform act.
I say bully! go ahead and make an ass of yourself. Vilify the companies that are providing goods and services, generating revenue, and more importantly jobs. But you better make hay while the sun shines… these asinine displays of complete arrogance will be remembered come election day…
… or countless thousands. How about $726,409.00? $726,409.00 was all it took for Bart Stupak to walk away from his principles, and vote for legislation that not only contains abortion language in the bill, it appropriates $7 billion for abortion services for the next 5 years. And, the language of the Bill was purposely written to skirt around the Hyde amendment. Plus sec 1303 has language that uses federal funds to subsidize health plans that cover abortion. Oh, but wait a sec… the POTUS promised an Executive Order to prohibit federal funding of abortion.
There is no Constitutional provision or statute that explicitly permits Executive Orders, and Congress at any time may overturn an executive order by passing legislation in conflict with it or by refusing to approve funding to enforce the Executive Order.
Well done Mr Stupak, you held out for a worthless compromise. And I sure that $726,409.00 grant for rural airport renovations is just coincidental too…
On standing on principle, Stupak told the Catholic News Agency on March 26th “The health care reform bill would have passed the House without the votes of Rep. Bart Stupak’s pro-life Democrats because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “always carries a number of votes in her pocket.”
Hmm, the votes are there already… and… I cold vote my conscience… … … what’s behind door number 3 Bob?
Henry aka Ratboy Waxman and his denizen of leftist rats in the Energy and Commerce Committee have take time away from their Cap and Trade bill to kill the American energy industry to embark on another round of demonizing the insurance industry this week. Letters were sent out to all the major carriers demanding salary, bonus, stock options, stock sales, incentives, pensions, other forms of compensation, total revenues, net income, and dividend payments for the years 2003 to 2008. The letters are signed Henry Waxman and Bart Stupak with cc’s to Joe Barton, and Greg Walden. The letter requires that the information requested must be provided by September 14th, 2009. Of particular note, Bart Stupak, Chairman Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations title appears in the letter to add to the intimidation factor. First of all, don’t all of these company execs file Tax Returns. Most if not all of these companies are publicly traded. And if they are not, they are in the insurance industry, which is overseen by the States they operate in, and the Federal Government. I call bull shit… this is nothing more than a witch hunt, and yet another ploy by the left to try and advance their agenda against the will of the public.
Meanwhile the polls still show the majority of Americans are satisfied with their insurance companies. Henry, as usual, you are barking up the wrong tree…
First there will be a ‘public option’, and then there won’t be one, and now there is again, what’s it gonna be? The Democrats are in a real pickle here. Of course they did it to themselves. Since floating the ‘trail balloon’ this past weekend in an effort to appease the more center and moderate of their own party, they managed to piss off the far left who feel that they are the ones that brought Obama to the dance in the first place. So the Dems are faced with the discomfort of having to face the growing numbers of angry voters in their home districts, or continue to piss of the liberal extremist from the far left fringe of their party. Meanwhile Obama’s approval numbers continue to slide lower, despite the highly polished, and well produced farse that they attempt to call “Townhall” meetings, even stooping to be on a ‘conservative’ talk host radio program from PA has not really helped his cause. Although, I can’t see how a social progressive that believes in abortion rights could be a ‘conservative’. The only thing ‘conservative’ about Michael Smerconish is his stance on the “War on Terror”.
A new tactic emerged recently, to go along with the “if you are against the Healthcare Reform, you are a racist”, that played out two weeks ago. Now “if you are against the Healthcare Reform, you are a not a ‘good’ Christian”. I don’t seem to recall Jesus asking the Sanhedren to levy taxes to take care of all the lepers? Maybe I missed that somewhere in the New Testement. By the way, aren’t these liberals the same people that expelled God from our schools? Banned religeous displays, well only if they are Christian ones. Well for all you Democratic healthcare do-gooders, before you complain to me about the spec in my eye, you might want to do something about that plank in yours. That comes from the Bible, maybe you should read it sometime.