Megyn Kelly and Bill Hemmer reported on the Democrat-only meeting held yesterday with President Obama on nationalized health care. Dems want to ram this trillion dollar boondoggle through Congress before the August recess.
Like the Stimulus Bill, this will be another Democratic bill. They are excluding Republicans from the process. Then later they’ll blame the GOP for not offering any ideas. And, the media will continue to play right along with their liberal cohorts in Congress.
That’s how things work these days.
At least we can watch Megyn Kelly shouting down the Vermont socialist as a sort of consolation prize:
The Wall Street Journal has an idea why Democrat’s want to ram their plan through Congress…
Because their bill can stand public inspection:
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Democrats are trying to rush the largest entitlement expansion since LBJ into law with a truncated debate and as little public scrutiny as possible. At this point all they’ve released are the vaguest “policy options,” not concrete specifics. Yet the Senate plans to begin marking up legislation next week, maybe hold a hearing or two, then have something to the floor by the end of the month, votes by the August recess and a bill to the Oval Office by Thanksgiving. On the seventh day, they will rest. Mr. Obama had 24 Senate Democrats over for a White House chat yesterday to drive the calendar ahead.
It’s not hard to see why Democrats are trying to hew to this full-speed-ahead timetable. Their health overhaul will run up a 13-figure price tag at a time when spending and deficits are already at epic levels and hook up the middle class to an intravenous drip of government health subsidies for generations to come. These are not realities that Democrats want the American people to mull over for very long.
This is especially true for the majority of Americans who are generally satisfied with their coverage and doctors but worried about cost. They might get scared off if they were allowed the chance to realize that Democrats will do almost nothing to restrain rising health spending. Based on the leaks so far, this year’s legislation will hone in on traditional liberal concerns of social equity — covering the uninsured.
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