Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 | Author:

Redstate has a must-read article posted about Harry Reid’s repeated violation of Senate rules as he’s directed the juggernaut of public health care, public be damned.  Included in his “manager’s amendment” is the following:

Section 3403 of Senator Harry Reid’s amendment requires that “it shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection.” The good news is that this only applies to one section of the Obamacare legislation. The bad news is that it applies to regulations imposed on doctors and patients by the Independent Medicare Advisory Boards a/k/a the Death Panels.

To change Senate rules requires a two-thirds majority.  (Never mind that this change of the Senate rules doesn’t have that majority.  The Senate Parliamentarian said it’s okay.)  But to change this bill after it’s passed, they’ll need that super majority.

So as I understand this, if when the Death Panels Advisory Boards start creating rules about who is worthy to receive health care and who should just quietly pass away, even if someone in Congress has a change of heart and decides to stop playing God, they’ll need to convince two-thirds of the rest of the Senate and the House to also stop playing God, to even talk about rescinding some of that Death Panel’s Advisory Board’s power.  Fat chance of that ever happening.

Read the rest of this Alice-in-Wonderland-story here.

Update:  Cato Institute has a new piece that explains Death Panels in detail, proving that Sarah Palin was right.

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