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House Postpones Health Care Session

From Fox News:

Key House Panel Cancels Health Care Session as Moderate Democrats Voice Concerns

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A key House committee on Tuesday indefinitely postponed voting on health care reform legislation after Democratic leaders were unable to line up enough votes from moderate members of their own party.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee canceled the session as it faced serious concerns about the legislation from fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats, who hold a large number of seats on the panel. The Energy and Commerce Committee is the only House panel with jurisdiction over health care that has not completed writing its version of the reform bill

President Obama plans to meet with those Democrats Tuesday. He stressed before going into the meeting that lawmakers have already forged unprecedented consensus on health care and expressed confidence that they could finish what they started

The two other House committees with jurisdiction over health care legislation — Ways and Means and Education and Labor — approved their versions of the package last week.

But the Energy and Commerce Committee was considered the toughest lift for advocates of the bill on the table, which could carry a price tag of up to $1.5 trillion over 10 years. The Blue Dog Democrats on the committee say they are worried about the cost of the bill, tax increases that could be attached to it and the speed at which the House is trying to adopt it…

"I want this done now. If there are no deadlines, nothing gets done in this town," Obama said in an interview with PBS. But he suggested that he’d be willing to put off his deadline slightly for the sake of passing a bill.

Mind you, these are the ‘moderate’ Democrats who were selected and funded by Rahm Emanuel.

And Mr. Emanuel (like his brother) is a major proponent of socialized medicine.

So don’t be fooled into thinking they will exact any significant changes.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 21st, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

24 Responses to “House Postpones Health Care Session”

  1. Yarddog1 says:

    Good Heavens – What Nostrils! No wonder this man has no brain – it all leaked out. I’ll bet it is very difficult to be in an enclosed space with this guy. One certainly couldn’t breathe because he would suck all the oxygen out of the room in a couple of breaths. But, they sure leave room for trimming nose hairs. Just run the old Flobee right on up in there. Or better yet, a gas powered hedge trimmer. He obviously has the biggest nostrils of any two legged creature on the planet. At least he has one distinction. It also appears that he could eat briars through a barbed wire fence with those choppers.

    • electionhangovervictim says:

      ROTFL! Wonderful! “….a gas powered hedge trimmer.” Damn, that’s funny.

    • Reality Bytes says:

      Waxman & Waterboarding..Perfect Together.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Along that line Yardog1 ……. how long will it be before he exceeds his carbon dioxide emissions limit and has to purchase a over the limit emission tag?

      With a hooter that size, we are talking about a sizable carbon foot print here!

    • Lurkin_no_mo says:

      Looks a lot like a pug, or one of those other flat nose dogs….just not as cute as the real thing, and probably much, much more dangerous.
      Kinda sorta looks like a pig, don’t it? And my apologies to all pigs in the world as they have better morals and values.

    • Lurkin_no_mo says:

      Could be a pig, too, with that snout….but pigs got better hygiene.

  2. jobeth says:

    “…indefinitely postponed voting on health care reform legislation after Democratic leaders were unable to line up enough votes from moderate members of their own party. ”

    Read that to say “unable to successfully threaten enough of them for votes”

    Now they just need a little more time to get that done. Why not do what Obalmy wanted now? HE wanted the quick vote. Lets have it NOW.

    Of course we all know the answer to that.

  3. proreason says:

    Just ran into this tragic account of Natasha Richardson’s death.

    “When actress Natasha Richardson suffered a head injury in Quebec’s Mont Tremblant ski resort in March, she was forced to take a two-and-a-halfhour drive to the nearest trauma center, in Montreal, because a helicopter was not available. After her death, Daniel LeFrançois, director of Quebec’s prehospital care, told the Montreal Gazette that helicopters were expensive, and they weren’t used because medical resources were allocated according to “the biggest gain for the biggest need.” Shortly after Richardson’s death, CNN reported that a sevenyear- old Ohio girl, Morgan McCracken, survived a similar brain injury. McCracken was rushed by helicopter to a Cleveland hospital from her local emergency room in six minutes even though it would have only been a 30-minute ambulance ride. ”

    Not a problem. The director of pre-hospital care had to make a financial decision. Natasha just caught a bad break. It happens.


  4. Right of the People says:

    Standard wait in a Montreal ER for “non-life threatening” injury = 48 hours. That includes broken bones and other “non-life threatening” trauma. This what we have to look forward to if the pencil-necked geek in the White House gets his way.

    Lock & load, it’s gonna get a lot weirder from here!

  5. electionhangovervictim says:


    Go here to send an email to you senators and representative asking them to oppose this ridiculous “reform” bill.
    Or you can always compose your own email or letter. There’s a novel idea.

    And then urge your friends and family to do the same. I’m so sick of this sh*t…we have got to get our country back!

  6. proreason says:

    Really, it’s just a cost benefit analysis:


    You may just be too old to deserve to live. Genius that he is, Obamy can be more objecive about the merit’s of your life than you can.

    And after all, if he is to live like an emperor deserves to live, some others will have “to sacrifice”.

    He has the right to decide for you. He won.

  7. Oracle says:

    Regarding the large nostril comment.

    This does really support “evolution”!

    His nostrils are that big…because he as large fingers. :O

    • Lurkin_no_mo says:

      If that’s the case he must be pushing those large fingers WAYYYYYY up there to get that nose to stick up that high.

  8. Warmonger Infidel says:

    Since not even the one, by his own admission, knows what the new world order health care provided by the most inefficient government in the world will provide, I won’t try to decipher any of the many bills either.

    However……I can tell you, from very recent and real experience, what the one’s plan won’t do for you. Only private insurance will do this for you, but then of course you have to work, be productive in society and pay for this:

    November 2008: Admitted to a hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan with double pneumonia, pericarditis, pericardial tamponade, septic shock and acute cardio-pulmonary failure. Nineteen days hospitalized, 11 days in critical care with intubation. In other words, circling the drain. Insurance arranged complete care and follow-up after hospitalization. Cost to me: $0.00.

    June 2009: Re-occurrence of pneumonia with severe atrial fibrillation in Mariupol, Ukraine (on the Russian border). Emergency cardioversion (the big shock) to stop the A-Fib and medical evacuation by air ambulance to Berlin, Germany. One week in the hospital in Germany to clear up the pneumonia. Cost to me: $0.00.

    July 2009: Re-occurrence of pneumonia in Honolulu, HI. Hospital admission with very expensive medical testing to determine the cause for the re-occurrence of the pneumonia. Excellent care from excellent medical staff at a hospital of my choice. Found the problem and it should be solved with further treatment. Cost to me: $0.00.

    You really think the one’s medical plan is going to spend all the money on an old military retiree? They really have no vested interest in doing so. Think about that.

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      Thankfully you’re well WI. You mention Dumbo’s concern for retirees, hell he tried to get active duty troops to pay for their own care, remember?

  9. wardmama4 says:

    I like this line from Jason Lee’s American Thinker article –

    “Who knew we were electing a national mother-in-law?”

    (from Kausfiles.com at Slate)

    This is not a good thing when those who support you (or at least cheer lead for your issues) turn on you – of course with Mr Kaus – one has to wonder, if it is all just a plan to get read.

    I really expect (like Dirty Harry injecting the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Prevention Act into the Defense Authorization bill) – to see all the peripheral crappola attached to must pass bills. It is nice to see The One ™ is learning (I mean with Her Royal Clinton in his Thug Administration – it’s not like she could have told him of her biggest political failure – ok her second one) that there are just somethings Americans don’t want Uncle Obama in control of.

    How in the name of really wanting someone to ‘represent’ them – did a single person vote for this disgusting piece of human flesh? Not to mention re-electing him again and again?

    WI – glad that you pulled through and that American Healthcare came through to not just treat the symptoms but get to the root cause – hope the new treatment works.

  10. proreason says:

    How will Obama play the race card in his press conference tonight?

    Health Scare is in trouble, so you know that’s what he will do.

    My prediction is that he will tell the country that there is a group of people in the country who do not want to share their wealth with disadvantaged people, and that they must be stopped.

  11. Reality Bytes says:

    “THAR SHE BLOWS!” Uh, Senator, would you coming in now. You’re scaring the other bathers.

  12. proreason says:

    Tonight’s press conference is a watershed moment.

    Will the Moron continue with his preposterous lie that the economy is stabalized and that he wouldn’t change a thing, or will his handlers grow a brain and admit that the Stimulus hasn’t worked as planned and say how they will adjust it?

    Will he admit to listening to the voice of the people on the Health Scare, and commit to going back to the drawing board, or will he double-down on the laughable proposition that will make him an after-thought after 6 months in office?

    I admit I thought his inexperience would be trumped by his criminal associates long-contemplated revolutionary plans, but it is beginning to look like he has either brushed his handlers aside to cram his adolescent fantasies down our throats, or his dream team is just as juvenile as he is.

    I expect to hear 3 things from him tonight:

    1. It’s Bush’s fault. We would all be dead now, but for me.
    2. I’m more wonderful than you can imagine. Even my idiot plans that seem to be driving the country over the cliff are actually works of genius that you don’t understand yet.
    3. There are racists out there who want to derail me. They must be stopped.

    • neocon mom says:

      “3. There are racists out there who want to derail me. They must be stopped.”

      Wonder if there’ll be a shout out to Henry Louis Gates.

    • neocon mom says:

      There it was, right at the end. He said the police, who responded to a call that took them to Mr. Gates’ home, who received a dressing down from Mr. Gates instead of help with their investigation, acted stupidly.

      Obama, the race-baiter in chief.

    • proreason says:

      neocon mom: I can’t watch the Moron. Blood pressure goes thru the roof.

      Did he really discuss the Gates incident?

    • neocon mom says:

      A reporter asked him about it at the very end. He brought up racial profiling and criticized the Cambridge Police.

  13. neocon mom says:

    I remembered to tune in at about 10 minutes ’til 9. He was rambling about sore throats and used it to accuse doctors of performing unnecessary operations for profit.

    I thought it was one of the most bizarre, inane pressers I’ve ever seen. I started to feel embarrassed for him, like the feeling you get when you watch Larry David on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

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