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Senate bill includes the Botox tax

When Nancy Pelosi heard about this, she almost blinked.

The bill levies a 5 percent tax on elective cosmetic surgery. The provision raises $5 billion and was needed to make the numbers work, according to a Democratic Senate aide.

The Finance Committee considered the tax but dismissed it, in part because it was a public relations battle that senators were not willing to wage.

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Does House Speaker Nanci Pelosi Dodge Tough Question on Health Care??? You decide.

Go directly to jail, do not collect $200. Wait, that’s pay a huge fine and go to jail if you don’t pony up the $15,000 per year for government-run health insurance. Can someone please show me in the United states Constitution where it says the government can force you to buy something. Check out Madame Botox as she skirts the issue. This is a fraud against the American people.

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The U.S. House of Presumptuous Meddlers – John Stossel gets it right

Beside the fact that women think he’s just dreamy, John Stossel gets it right again. If the government can’t handle the smallest things, how will it handle a huge government takeover of our healthcare industry? The politicians know that this bill does nothing to improve the healthcare system. NOTHING. All it accomplishes is an increase in power for the Federal Government. The midnight passage of PelosiCare had the slimmest of margins. If only three out of the 435 brilliant people in the house voted against it, the bill would be dead. Three votes people. Don’t give up; we’re closer than you think.


As an American, I am embarrassed that the U.S. House of Representatives has 220 members who actually believe the government can successfully centrally plan the medical and insurance industries.

I’m embarrassed that my representatives think that government can subsidize the consumption of medical care without increasing the budget deficit or interfering with free choice.

It’s a triumph of mindless wishful thinking over logic and experience.

The 1,990-page bill is breathtaking in its bone-headed audacity. The notion that a small group of politicians can know enough to design something so complex and so personal is astounding. That they were advised by “experts” means nothing since no one is expert enough to do that. There are too many tradeoffs faced by unique individuals with infinitely varying needs.

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Pelosi’s victory for women – Camille Paglia ( the only intellectually honest liberal I know)

Yes I know this is the ConservativeThinkers Blog, but I always give credit where credit is due. I don’t always agree with Camille Paglia, but I have tremendous respect for her for being intellectually honest in her opinions. She is not just a politically blind, drink the Kool-Aid kind of author. She tells it like it is and isn’t afraid to buck her own party. We are completely opposite on political and religious issues, but I am a fan nevertheless. This is her latest piece on the healthcare bill, among other issues. Just bite your lip through the first two paragraphs and then she unleashes on this horror-filled healthcare bill.


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi scored a giant gain for feminism last weekend. In shoving her controversy-plagued healthcare reform bill to victory by a paper-thin margin, she conclusively demonstrated that a woman can be just as gritty, ruthless and arm-twisting in pursuing her agenda as anyone in the long line of fabled male speakers before her. Even a basic feminist shibboleth like abortion rights became just another card for Pelosi to deal and swap.

It was a stunningly impressive recovery for someone who seemed to be coming apart at the seams last summer, when a sputtering, rattled Pelosi struggled to deal with the nationwide insurgency of town hall protesters — reputable, concerned citizens whom she outrageously tried to tar as Nazis. Whether or not her bill survives in the Senate is immaterial: Pelosi’s hard-won, trench-warfare win sets a new standard for U.S. women politicians and is certainly well beyond anything the posturing but ineffectual Hillary Clinton has ever achieved.

As for the actual content of the House healthcare bill, horrors! Where to begin?

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List of Democrat No Votes

I don’t Nancy Pelosi will be speaking to these folks anytime soon. It does signal trouble for the Dems in 2010, though. The one Republican who voted YES is Rep. Joseph Cao of Louisiana. http://josephcao.house.gov/ 

Here is the List of 39 Democrats who voted NO:
Adler (NJ)
Altmire (PA)
Baird (WA)
Barrow (GA)
Boccieri (VA)
Boren (OK)
Boucher (VA)
Boyd (FL)
Bright (AL)
Chandler (KY)
Childers (MS)
Davis (AL)
Davis (TN)
Edwards (TX)
Gordon (TN)
Griffith (AL)
Herseth Sandlin (SD)
Holden (PA)
Kissell (NC)
Kosmas (FL)
Kratovil (MD)
Kucinich (OH)
Markey (CO)
Marshall (GA)
Massa (NY)
Matheson (UT)
McIntyre (NC)
McMahon (NY)
Melancon (LA)
Minnick (ID)
Murphy (NY)
Nye (VA)
Peterson (MN)
Ross (AR)
Shuler (NC)
Skelton (MO)
Tanner (TN)
Taylor (MS)
Teague (NM)

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ObamaCare legislation in trouble

This may be a strange question, but could it be that the passing of this very liberal healthcare bill in the House is the best way to kill it in the Senate? The word is that it’s DOA. We’ll see.


President Obama’s victory dance yesterday for the House-passed health-care bill came as Senate foes — mainly Republicans with one key Democrat moderate — pronounced the measure mortally wounded, if not outright DOA.

Speaking from the Rose Garden after the squeaker 220-215 Saturday-night vote, Obama urged senators to be like runners on a relay team and “take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the American people.”

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PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail

Welcome to Obama’s America. The Joint Committee on Taxation released a letter saying that if you, a free American with rights to not purchase something if you want, would be fined if you do not purchase health insurance. If you fail to pay the fine, you would go to jail. This is not a joke my friends. This is in the bill. Speaker Pelosi decided to keep it in even though the Senate Finance Committee removed this provision. Are you prepared to be forced to pay $15,000 per year for government health insurance? Not me.

obama-marxistJCT Confirms Failure to Comply with Democrats’ Mandate Can Lead to 5 Years in Jail

Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail.  The JCT letter makes clear that Americans who do not maintain “acceptable health insurance coverage” and who choose not to pay the bill’s new individual mandate tax (generally 2.5% of income), are subject to numerous civil and criminal penalties, including criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years.

In response to the JCT letter, Camp said:  “This is the ultimate example of the Democrats’ command-and-control style of governing – buy what we tell you or go to jail.  It is outrageous and it should be stopped immediately.”

Key excerpts from the JCT letter appear below:

H.R. 3962 provides that an individual (or a husband and wife in the case of a joint return) who does not, at any time during the taxable year, maintain acceptable health insurance coverage for himself or herself and each of his or her qualifying children is subject to an additional tax.” [page 1]

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