Obama's Afghanistan talk Diverting Attention From HealthCareSubmitted by Lacandy on Wed, 12/02/2009 - 20:34
Alert: We Have the Chance to KILL THE BILL IN THE NEXT CLOTURE VOTE there is a long way to go we must continue keep the pressure on.
Obama detailed the roadmap to success for the Taliban in Afghanistan. Obama's dangerous and ineffective rules of engagement create a new Vietnam designed to lose the war and focus on Al-Queda ignoring the Taliban the real enemy. Obama increased the risk to our troops in harms way and detailed troop strength, his academic approach to military strategy and the Obama retreat time table.
But the televised announcement was really meant to divert attention from the Senate ObamaCare debate and votes on amendments this week.
We must continue the barrage of over 288,006 faxes from our members POURING in to the U.S. Senate...bought off Democratic Senators still must vote to destroy our freedom in health care and we must stop them.
Reid successfully bought Senator Mary Landrieu (D) of Louisiana for $100 million of your tax dollars. Landrieu said "I've decided... to move forward, but much more work needs to be done." Louisiana is the only state that qualifies for the Reid Senate BUYOFF PROVISION". Schumer, D-N.Y said his party is determined to push through ObamaCare with or without Republican support.
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Landrieu did not offer to remove the provision and refuse the buyoff but instead made her intent clear. She said "My vote should in no way be construed by the supporters of this current framework as an indication of how I might vote on the final bill." "Landrieu's vote tonight is unequivocally a vote in favor of President Obama's $2.5 trillion government-run health care plan.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) issued the following statement in response to Landrieu's vote:
"Obviously the pressure from President Obama and Democrats in Washington finally got to Senator Landrieu, because she not only reversed her previous assertion that a government-run plan was too costly, but she completely ignored the increasing unemployment rate in her state and the growing national deficit when she cast the 60th vote for Obama's costly health care plan tonight."
Senate ObamaCare creates a new marriage penalty by imposing a tax on individuals who make $200,000 annually but hitting married couples making just $50,000 more.
That's one of 17 new taxes imposed by the bill, which also creates a levy on elective plastic surgery - some call it "BOTAX" - and places a 40 percent excise tax on those who have generous health care plans.
"If you have insurance, you get taxed. If you don't have insurance, you get taxed. If you need a life-saving medical device, you get taxed. If you need prescription medicines, you get taxed," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, who is leading the fight against the bill.
Those legislators will be feeling the WRATH of voters next year -- but WE still have our work cut out for us NOW!
And we CAN defeat it there!
In fact...we can stop this bill COLD. Here's how:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) must now set the date for the next cloture vote to end all debate over Republican objection and the bill would be pushed onto the Senate calendar for a final vote.
BUT... Reid's sneek attack last weekend sets up the next critical cloture vote likely next week to PASS THE SENATE OBAMACARE BILL. This will require 60 votes to succeed -- and there's a GOOD CHANCE that Reid does NOT have those 60 votes!
If Republicans filibuster this motion, he will need 60 votes to invoke cloture and shut off debate. If cloture fails the bill will die!
Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica