I’m going to post Gateway’s blog on this subject verbatim. Healthcare and student loan takeover in one week. Can’t wait to see what’s next, although I’m guessing energy.
Please note, friends: I am moving ever closer to feeling complete, unrelenting revulsion for those of you that voted for this man. Really. No, REALLY. The consequences of your ignorant crush is moving well beyond the political and into the personal. And the worst kind of personal – you’re screwing my family. This is going to change everything and your role in it is becoming increasingly hard to ignore. Just being honest. Just thought you should know, if you haven’t figured it out already.
Democrats want to swallow up student loans and the American health care industry in one huge bill.
It’s posted here.
You can also read it on Scribd thanks to the Senate Republicans.
More… Jadedone added:
There are three sections talking about student loans.
pg 916 line 17
pg 1949 line 4
pg 2192 line 1and continues for many pages
might be more, but I just searched for “student loans”. the last page may be it.
Still More… Sandy says:
Student aid portion of bill begins on page 2098.
Willow Rose pointed out the illegal alien and ACORN provisions…
”I am opposed to HB 3200 for a number of reasons. To start with, it is estimated that a federal bureaucracy of more than 150,000 new employees will be required to administer HB3200. That is an unacceptable expansion of a government that is already too intrusive in our lives. If we are going to hire 150,000 new employees, let’s put them to work protecting our borders, fighting the massive drug problem and putting more law enforcement/firefighters out there.” “Other problems I have with this bill include:** Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.** Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.** Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – ACORN).**
Remember… Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
UPDATE: GOP Leader John Boehner says: “We’ll kill it.”
“House Democrats on Sunday night set into motion what they hope will be the final steps on healthcare reform. The House Budget Committee on Sunday evening released text that will serve as the base legislation for the changes the House will seek to the Senate bill this week. Specifically, the Budget committee released a 2,309-page effort that had been previously recommended to the Education and Labor Committee and Ways and Means Committee last year. The measure posted online does not include the substantive changes to the Senate healthcare bill that House Democrats will seek. Those changes will be offered during the markups in the Budget and Rules committees, which the budget panel hopes to begin on Monday afternoon. The House is expected to approve the Senate’s healthcare bill along with the package of changes. The Senate would then be expected to approve the package of changes under budget reconciliation rules.”
And last, but not least, a big shit skid is back on this rag:
And it appears they’ve decided to go all-in on this one. Included in the bill appears to be the “public option” that was removed from the Senate bill. From page 1167 of the bill:
Subtitle B—Public Health Insurance Option
SEC. 221. ESTABLISHMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF A PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE OPTION AS AN EXCHANGE-QUALIFIED HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—For years beginning with Y1, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this subtitle referred to as the ‘‘Secretary’’) shall provide for the offering of an Exchange-participating health benefits plan (in this subdivision referred to as the ‘‘public health insurance option’’) that ensures choice, competition, and stability of affordable, high quality coverage throughout the United States in accordance with this subtitle. In designing the option, the Secretary’s primary responsibility is to create a low-cost plan without compromising quality or access to care.
I’m no legislator, but this sure sounds like a public option to me.
The logic escapes me. If the Democrats didn’t write their own death warrant with the 12/24/09 Senate bill, this should pretty much seal it.
Let me add one other comment, based on a twitter msg from one of our colleagues: when the Dems try to ram through legislation using an unconstitutional process like the “Slaughter Solution”, we should not trust them on anything.