UPDATE at the end of this post!
In a scheme which is designed to give House Democrats the ability to vote for health care while telling their constituents they did not vote for health care, House Rules Chairwomen Louise Slaughter is preparing a rules change to push through the Senate bill WITHOUT a floor vote specifically on the bill.
Here’s how it works. The rule would be presented to House members declaring that the Senate version is, “deemed,” passed. As a result when the vote is actually recorded members will be voting on the rule and not the actual bill. This allows members the ability to vote for the bill while telling people back home that they only voted for a procedural rule.
According to the National Journal’s Congress Daily:
“House Rules Chairwoman Louise Slaughter is prepping to help usher the health care overhaul through the House and potentially avoid a direct vote on the Senate overhaul bill, the chairwoman said Tuesday. Slaughter is weighing preparing a rule that would consider the Senate bill passed once the House approves a corrections bill that would make changes to the Senate version. Slaughter has not taken the plan to Speaker Pelosi as Democrats await CBO scores on the corrections bill. ‘Once the CBO gives us the score, we’ll spring right on it,’ she said”
By using this scheme, “deeming,” the Senate version as already passed by the House the only vote that would reach the House floor would be to either accept or reject the rule only. Once again Democrats are tyring to force this debacle down our throats using schemes and deception completely ignoring the will and voice of the American people.
This move is also an insult to the intelligence of the people as House Democrats believe that in using this scheme it will fool Americans into thinking that they did not vote for health care but only a House procedural rule. Arrogance and corruption rum amok to pass the most destructive legislation in our history. We fought a revolution which gave birth to our Nation to rid ourselves of this type of tyranny and Democrats are all to willing to force tyrannical government upon we the people. Fellow patriots flood the phones, e-mails and increase the pressure to take our stand for freedom.
Ken Taylor The Liberal Lie, The Conservative Truth
UPDATE – The CBO report came out today and Democrats met behind closed doors with Nancy Pelosi emerging and suggesting that the “Slaughter Solution,” was the best way to, “move forward,” with health care. Again the closed door meetings and a deceptive and unconstitutional move to get the Senate version through the House on a procedural vote rather then the merits or lack there of, of the actual bill.