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America: Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?

You’ve probably seen the cartoon where a woman comes home and finds her husband in bed with another woman? The man looks up and says “No, I’m not cheating!” and follows that up with his favorite Groucho Marx line: “Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?” That is exactly what America is facing today with the Democrats and ObamaCare. They think that we should believe them rather than our own eyes.

The first example is their claim that this travesty will cut the deficit. They are right. It will… assuming of course you discount the fact that the claimed savings from separate Medicare cuts will never come to fruition. Ignoring that, how do they accomplish the Herculean task of saving money? By taxing us for ten years but only providing benefits for six. I have to imagine that if you were to ask your boss, “Hey boss, can I go on a schedule where I only work for 6 days but you pay me for 10?” the answer would be “Hell no!” Nor can I can’t imagine someone walking into a car dealership and saying “Hi, I’d like to start paying you for a car today but not start driving it until 2014.”

It must boggle the minds of the Axis of Audacity trio that we might actually know how to count, regardless of how many times they tell us 2 + 2 = 5. Not that that should be much of a surprise to anyone given that Democrats think Americans are too stupid to know how to do much of anything. Blacks can’t figure out who to vote for, New Yorkers can’t decide what foods to eat and people in Washington State can’t understand what the word poor means.

As if the underlying lie about the cost of their bill was not enough, now Obama, Reid and Pelosi are trying to pass it by telling Americans that we don’t understand how to read our own Constitution. This is the Democratic three-card-monty play:

1. Take the ObamaCare bill passed by the Senate on Christmas Eve.
2. Write a companion bill made up of all the changes that are necessary to convince a sufficient number of Democrats to sign on to the bill.
3. Put the two bills in one folder.
4. Have the House vote on the folder.
5. Open the folder.
6. Take the Senate’s ObamaCare bill out of the folder, declare it passed and send it to the President for his signature.
7. Take out the companion bill and send it to the Senate for debate and possible passage.
8. Implement ObamaCare and put another nail in the coffin of American liberty.

The name of this travesty is the Slaughter Solution. It is more like the Slaughter of the US Constitution. Audacity does not begin to properly characterize despicable nature of this act. Sticking with the auto metaphor, this is the equivalent of walking into an auto dealer’s showroom and seeing a new car sitting on blocks without wheels or an engine. The salesman tells you they are putting in a bigger engine and mounting some cutting edge tires. You agree to purchase the car on the condition that the wheels and the engine are in place. You return the next day to discover that his manager has agreed to allow you to purchase the car but has ripped out and will not honor the addendum dealing with the wheels and the engine. Nonetheless you’re the proud owner of a brand new car.

That scenario doesn’t make sense in the showroom and doesn’t make any more sense in Washington. A forth grader reading the Constitution would recognize that the Slaughter Solution doesn’t make the grade. “Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall before it becomes Law, be presented to the President of the United States;” This is something of a Congressional back door version of the Line Item Veto, which the Supreme Court struck down in 1998 in Clinton v. City of New York.

If the Slaughter Solution were to succeed, it would signal the end of our constitutional republic and the beginning of the United States of Pork. Taken to its logical conclusion, essentially what would happen would be that any bill coming before either house could and would be loaded with myriad amendments (read pork). In conference the two bills would then be split into dozens or hundreds of smaller bills wherever there was overlap. The agreed upon parts would simply be considered passed and sent to the President’s desk without ever having to be voted on individually. Washington would become a pork and tax machine with even less accountability than it has now.

ObamaCare on its own is an insult to the intelligence of the American people. Add to it the unconscionable and unconstitutional machinations of the Democrats and you get the idea that America’s best days may well be behind her. I know it looks bad, but I’m not willing to throw in the towel just quite yet.

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