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Budget Contains Healthcare ‘Trojan Horse’

From Fox News:

Senator Denounces Federal Budget Bill as ‘Trojan Horse’ to Fund New Health Care Law

Published December 09, 2010 | FoxNews.com

A Republican senator on Thursday denounced the $18 billion in provisions added to a catchall spending bill to keep the government running through next year, saying they’re a "Trojan horse to fund the new federal health care law."

The Senate will decide the fate of the $1.2 trillion budget bill that narrowly passed the House Wednesday night and would keep the government running through September of next year. But Senate Democrats are planning to add more money, including thousands of pet projects sought by lawmakers.

And yet we were told by the news media and the rest of the Democrats that there would be no earmarks in this continuing resolution.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., noted that the Senate version would  provide $19 million to the IRS for dictating health insurance under the new law; $6.25 billion to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for new health reform programs, and $210 million to the Health Resources and Services Administration for public health workforce programs.

This is just what we need to improve healthcare. More IRS agents and more bureaucracy.

"Using the end-of-the-year spending bill as a Trojan horse to fund the new federal health care law is hardly the mandate from the November elections," Coburn said in a written statement to FoxNews.com. "Yet this is what Congress is doing through the must-pass spending bill to fund government operations."

Coburn noted that the bill spends $12 million on an unelected panel of bureaucrats that Coburn says "will issue costly mandates, make coverage decisions for all Americans, and could deny patient choice under the guise of ‘prevention.’"

Imagine, wasting $12 million on a myth. How many times does the news media and the rest of the Democrat Party have to tell us that there are no ‘death panels’ in Obama-care?

Coburn called on lawmakers who campaigned this year on defunding the health care law to oppose the bill.

"We already know the health law isn’t working," he said. "Members who supported it are guilty of misleading advertising. During the last six months we have seen health insurance premiums increase, not decrease, because the new law. It’s time for Congress to extend current tax rates, pass a clean spending bill — a ‘continuing resolution’ — without extraneous and vague health care provisions, and go home."

Sen. Daniel Inouye, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, added the nearly $20 billion in provisions to the bill, backed by Democratic leaders

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., opposes Inouye’s move, but GOP members of the Appropriations Committee, such as Sens. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and George Voinovich of Ohio are open to the idea

It’s nice to see Ms. Murkowski doing what she does best. (Besides stealing elections.)

But get used to these kind of "Trojan Horses" gentle reader, because this is just the beginning. Unless and until it is repealed, the Democrats will try to slip in funding to expand Obama-care in every bill for the rest of time.

This is the way the left works.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, December 10th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Budget Contains Healthcare ‘Trojan Horse’”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    While sneaky, try this out for for criminal class subterfuge …

    S.510: Hidden in House Amendment to Senate Amendment to House Bill! HR 3082 now hides S 510. The House passed it by 212 to 205. It is buried in the 423 pages of the Continuing Resolution which provides government funding for the next fiscal year – a “MUST PASS” bill. But the S.510 amendment can be removed by the Senate before the bill is passed.

    THIS is how the criminal Left (in business for themselves) operates.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Health Care with a pistol to your head.
    “Are you ready…..now?”

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    How Appropriate! Sine they’re screwin us anyway, at least they’re using a condom. What’s that? It’s not that kind of Trojan? Oh, Never mind.

  4. JohnMG says:

    …..”GOP members ………….such as Sens. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and George Voinovich of Ohio are open to the idea…”

    Round up the usual suspects!


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