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No Reconciliation!!!

March 7, 2010
FreedomWorks.org
3/5/2010

In a desperate bid to ram a government takeover of America’s health care system through Congress, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid have turned to a parliamentary trick known as “reconciliation” that will allow them to ignore all dissenting voices and pass, against bi-partisan opposition, their bill with only 50 Democrat votes instead of the traditional 60.

The reconciliation process was created in 1974 so that Congress could move quickly on budget matters, but the Left wants to use it to pass their big government agenda — starting with ObamaCare.

Sign the “No Healthcare Reconciliation” petition.

Ask your friends to do the same, and help create the grassroots outcry against ObamaCare and this last desperate effort that the Left is using to pass it at any cost!

The Democratic leadership pushing the use of this parliamentary trick should listen to the arguments they themselves made just a few years ago against such a move.

One Comment leave one →
  1. ren permalink
    March 7, 2010 6:28 pm

    “Ram” it down the throat? It’s been a year in debate, In large because of Republicans stalling and failing to provide real compromise.

    The bill passed the house and passed the senate with a super majority. The only reason reconciliation will be used is if Republicans try to stall the bill, yet again, with a filibuster. Reconciliation will be the fault of the Republicans.

    Further, the hypocrisy on the part of the republicans is insane. Here’s a list of agendas that Republicans pushed using reconciliation:
    – The 2001 Bush Tax Cuts [HR 1836, 3/26/01]
    – The 2003 Bush Tax Cuts [HR 2, 3/23/03]
    – Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 [HR 4297, 5/11/06]
    – The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 [H. Con Res. 95, 12/21/05]

    Here is a list of other used by other presidents, including Reagan and Clinton:
    Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980
    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
    Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982
    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982
    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1983
    Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985
    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986
    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987
    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989
    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
    Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993
    Balanced Budget Act of 1995 (vetoed)
    Personal Responsibility and Budget Reconciliation Act of 1996
    Balanced Budget Act of 1997
    Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997
    Taxpayer Refund and Relief Act of 1999 (vetoed)
    Marriage Tax Relief Act of 2000 (vetoed)
    Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001
    Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003
    The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
    Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005

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