The unresponsive socialist house drives the first nail. The destruction of our freedom, prosperity, and future was passed narrowly, 220-215. While illegal aliens and Govt bureaucracies get the goldmine, healthy, responsible,taxpaying contributors get the shaft.
Texas Reps who voted FOR this Trillion-dollar tax-and-spend-and-mandate bill:
TX-15 Hinojosa, Rubén [D]
TX-16 Reyes, Silvestre [D]
TX-18 Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D]
TX-20 Gonzalez, Charles [D]
TX-23 Rodriguez, Ciro [D]
TX-25 Doggett, Lloyd [D]
TX-27 Ortiz, Solomon [D]
TX-28 Cuellar, Henry [D]
TX-29 Green, Raymond [D]
TX-30 Johnson, Eddie [D]
TX-9 Green, Al [D]
Some comments on the bill's passage at San Fransisco Gate (each paragraph a separate comment):
My Congresscritter thinks it necessary to threaten to fine me $250,000 and send me to prison for 20 years for missing a payment on my medical insurance.
One of the saddest and most irresponsible acts in our nation's history. The liberal framers of this wasteful and unaffordable bit of socialism will be villified in Amerrican history.
It is hilarious that Pelosi compares this to Medicare and Social Security considering both of those are on their way to being bankrupt unless taxes are increased to support them.
The ignorance of our elected officials in Washington is astounding. Anyone that reads the bill can see it will increase premiums AND taxes. Progressives think that is okay as long as the result is coverage for everyone. Problem is it doesn't matter how good an idea is or how noble it's justification, if it can not be paid for. This plan will not reduce costs, I guarantee you all that right now.
This kind of reminds me Bush on that aircraft carrier with that "Mission Accomplished" sign. It took me a while to figure out what was going on with healthcare in America until I came across this video.
This is going to turn out to be a bigger ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff.
Waste, Fraud and Abuse..Waste, Fraud and Abuse.
The largest increase in spending, fraud, and taxation beyond that which has never been seen in the history of this nation will be enacted if this bill passes. It would be like a larger version of SF government gone mad at a federal level with no restraint or over sight on corruption and fraud in the Medicare system. Every illegal and welfare scammer will be working doubly hard to defraud this fraud of a bill.
In fact the bill guarantees that we will all have to pay higher premiums because it specifically forbids the practice of higher risk patients paying higher premiums. Healthy people will be forced to make up the difference.
They are telling you right in the bill what they are going to do. Sadly the education system in America has failed so many, that no one gets it.