It had all the high drama of a Nick and Nora Charleston novel. Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) and his ‘Gang of 12′ pro-life Democrats, caved in Sunday afternoon and will vote to pass the health care reform bill. An early procedural vote sailed through 230-200 just moments before Stupak made his announcement just after 4pm Eastern. He cited an agreement had been reached whereby President Obama has promised to sign an executive order to ‘correct’ the Senate version of health care reform, concerning Federal funding of abortions.
Naturally, Stupak ignores the reality that every time such executive orders are challenged in the courts of funding for abortion, the court rules against the restrictions. Which is exactly why the ‘Hyde Amendment’ was passed. The Senate version provides a gaping hole to side-step around Hyde and opens the door for Federal funding of abortion, including ‘elective’ abortions.
So there is no point in watching the rest of the process for now. It’s a done deal and will pass. There will be later challenges in the courts and probably more shenanigans as the House and Senate resolve any other legislative differences.
As I have been trying to point out, for as bad as ‘Obamacare’ is, it’s the least of our worries. Frankly, I think it has served has a deflection, a slight of hand illusion to mask the more pressing issues facing our country. Those concerning our monetary and financial systems which are in dire crisis. Health care reform will add to the National Debt, further suppress growth and employment, as well as redefine inalienable rights. So a pox on all of Washington for wasting a critical year! It’s politics as usual while the Financial Junta continues to squeeze us and adds more chains to the shackles about our bodies and souls.
Health care was not in crisis, but our economy is. 80% of Americans like the health care they already have. Meanwhile, about half the country has lost a substantial portion of their equity, either in value of their homes or retirement plans. About 20% have either lost their jobs, remain unemployed or are working part-time at best. The Federal Reserve has been monetizing our Debt, increasing bond purchases from 40% at the beginning of the year to 70% at the beginning of March. All of these are nation-killers and all three continue on with no end in sight. Thanks a bunch, Bart Stupak!
Health Care Reform Bill – Video