This Washington Post headline yesterday is all you need to know about how corrupt the process has become to pass ObamaCare by any means necessary this week: “House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it.”
Huh? You read that correctly. Because Speaker Pelosi cannot find enough votes to pass the deeply unpopular ObamaCare bill in a constitutional way, she is hoping you and other Americans won’t notice, or won’t care, whether she passes ObamaCare in an unconstitutional and blatantly corrupt way.
Her latest plan is called the “Slaughter Rule”, which would allow the House to vote on a different bill and “deem” the Senate’s ObamaCare bill as being “passed” at the same time as the other bill is passed, without having an actual up and down vote on the ObamaCare bill.
Said Pelosi in an interview: “It’s more insider and process-oriented than most people want to know….but I like it, because people don’t have to vote on the Senate bill.”
Pelosi may like “deeming” laws passed, but passing laws without voting on them is blatantly unconstitutional. As former federal judge Michael McConnell wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “It may be clever, but it is not constitutional. To become law…the Senate health-care bill must actually be signed into law. The Constitution speaks directly to how that is done. According to Article I, Section 7, in order for a “Bill” to “become a Law,” it “shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate” and be “presented to the President of the United States” for signature or veto. Unless a bill actually has “passed” both Houses, it cannot be presented to the president and cannot become a law.”
Speaker Pelosi and President Obama are counting on you, your friends, and your family not to notice or care that they are doing this. That’s why together, we must get the truth out and tell everyone that we know about what they are trying to do.
This is just one more example of the bribery and corruption that has been used to try and pass ObamaCare, like the Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisiana Purchase. If they are willing to corrupt our constitutional system right before our eyes to pass Obamacare, why should we have any confidence that they won’t corrupt your healthcare when nobody is paying attention?