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Dems Prep ‘Slaughter Solution’ End Run

From Representative John Boehner’s GOP Leader blog:

Democrats Prepare “Slaughter Solution” to Ram Unpopular Health Care Takeover Through Congress Without Vote

By Dave Schnittger – GOP Leader Blog

March 10, 2010

The twisted scheme by which Democratic leaders plan to bend the rules to ram President Obama’s massive health care legislation through Congress now has a name: the Slaughter Solution.

The Slaughter Solution is a plan by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the Democratic chair of the powerful House Rules Committee and a key ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), to get the health care legislation through the House without an actual vote on the Senate-passed health care bill.

You see, Democratic leaders currently lack the votes needed to pass the Senate health care bill through the House. Under Slaughter’s scheme, Democratic leaders will overcome this problem by simply “deeming” the Senate bill passed in the House – without an actual vote by members of the House.

An article in this morning’s edition of National Journal’s CongressDaily breaks the story, starting with the headline: “SLAUGHTER PREPS RULE TO AVOID DIRECT VOTE ON SENATE BILL.” …

For the record, here is the full extent of the ‘Slaughter Solution’ as describe in the aforementioned article from the National Journal’s Congress Daily:

Slaughter Preps Rule To Avoid Direct Vote On Senate Bill

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

by Anna Edney, with Billy House and Dan Friedman contributing

House Rules Chairwoman Louise Slaughter is prepping to help usher the healthcare overhaul through the House and potentially avoid a direct vote on the Senate overhaul bill, the chairwoman said Tuesday.

Slaughter is weighing preparing a rule that would consider the Senate bill passed once the House approves a corrections bill that would make changes to the Senate version.

Slaughter has not taken the plan to Speaker Pelosi as Democrats await CBO scores on the corrections bill. "Once the CBO gives us the score we’ll spring right on it," she said

It’s not spelled out whether the bill is intended to do what Mr. Boehner claims, but we suspect he knows whereof he speaks.

If so, what an appropriate name for such a doomed attempt: ‘The Slaughter Solution.’

Especially, if it is designed to circumvent the abortion issue.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, March 11th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Dems Prep ‘Slaughter Solution’ End Run”

  1. proreason says:

    Let’s dissolve the Congress, the Supreme Court and the Constitution, and officially declare Obamy the Emperor.

    That’s the only way to get this to stop.

    • Right of the People says:

      I was going to ask if they declared martial law while I was napping.

      If they have then I guess it’s time to go down to DC and break out a big ol’ can of whoopass.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      I’m not sure but in my young 48 years, I don’t believe this nation’s government has every tried to do such a thing. Due process and our rules of majority voting have always taken precedence, have they not?

      This, to me, and probably everyone who reads this blog believes this is a monumental and DANGEROUS grab for power in the most characteristic of ways. It has all the feathers of the socialist duck and should it happen will most likely be just the first of several steps to come in this pattern.

      Why the MSM is oblivious to the obvious, I cannot say. Perhaps it’s because they really do think that our system of government is bad…or….even more scary, the MSM rank and file have NO IDEA how our government was set up and how it’s designed to function. Or, they are constantly frustrated by the way things take so long to get done in the government. Well, if we jump off the cliff into the abyss of socialism, most nothing will ever get done again.

      I refer to the examples of:

      The USSR
      North Korea
      Red China before 1995

      I miss the good ol’ USSR because they were a monumental, glaring example of FAILURE on the grandest of scales.

      If you wanted to see it even closer, all you had to do was look at Berlin before 1989. One city, divided. The West-democracy, the East-communist. The free side where it was bright, cheery, fun, a free-market system, people had cars, music played, people had lives and then, across the border into the DDR. Dark, impoverished, nobody’s happy. Corruption on steroids, black market the only way to get things, no cars, except for those in the government, peeling paint everywhere, no happiness, no joy at all. Misery as far as the eye could see. And guard towers all along the wall to keep people from leaving. That alone said it all.

      And a system of government that used self-serving “rules” to push an agenda of oppression to the people. The end result was no incentive to DO ANYTHING at all, not even for yourself, except just try to survive one more day.

      Why do the liberals want this so badly?

    • proreason says:

      “Why do the liberals want this so badly?”

      Because the commissars made out quite well in Russia, thank you very much.

      And as they lived in splendor that was light years removed from the serfs, they didn’t have to contend with pesky “voters” and “tea-baggers”.

      You might think that the commissars were envious of American wealth, but it’s not so. They had just as much wealth, and as long as they toed the line, a lot more security than say, Harry Reid has. Plus, of course, millions of servants who had to jump when they sneezed. The Romanov’s never had it so good. They were overthrown. If the commisars hadn’t reached for the impossible (the world), their empire would have lasted for eternity….like Obamy wants his to do.

  2. WTBFreedom says:

    Mark my words. If they do this without voting, there will be some VERY VERY serious consequences. If they don’t vote on this and just decree that the “Health Care” Bill is now law people are going to be extremely livid. I for one will be. The voting process is what separates us from the communists and totalitarians in the east world. I for one am totally disgusted down to the core with all this crap. I still am having a hard time believing that some Americans could do this to our country.

  3. JohnMG says:

    There won’t be a rock small enough for them to hide under.

    Can they actually be that stupid? I mean, knowing that 70% of the people don’t want this POS legislation, and that people are now turning out in huge numbers to protest it peacefully. So far. Like my Dad used to say, “Just keep pushin’, boy.”

  4. kyleejo06 says:

    This makes me sick! Yesterday I started up a facebook group to spread the word about this so-called Slaughter Solution. Thank you for writing about this issue in your blog. We need to raise awareness about what is going on in congress and CONTACT OUR REPRESENTATIVES. That may be the only way to stop the craziness. If you’re on Facebook, I urge you to join my group – Slaughter Solution Awareness – and invite your friends to do the same. My main goal is to move people to action, which is why I’ve included the link to contact your representative on the page.


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