Don’t give up

So, the House is almost certain to pass this monstrosity of a health-care bill tonight after making an utter travesty of legislative process and representative democracy.  But, as the great Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” Power Line lists some reasons for optimism. Here’s one:

The health care bill’s taxes will go into effect promptly, but its substantive provisions are, for the most part, deferred for four years. This means that we have plenty of time to repeal the legislation. Sure, it will take a new Congress and new President. But repealing this disaster of a bill will by a rallying cry for the American people for years to come. Moreover, even if the Republicans only take over the House in November, and not the Senate, won’t it be possible to throw roadblocks in the way of the bill’s implementation? Won’t budget appropriations be necessary to sustain the various federal tentacles the bill seeks to establish? What will happen if the House simply refuses to fund them?

Go read the rest, and take heart. Even now, attorney generals in several states are preparing legal challenges to push back against Leviathan. The odds aren’t good, but one or more may hit a bulls-eye and gut the bill or have it thrown out altogether.

Fight on.

One Response to Don’t give up

  1. Zombywolf says:

    I’ve seriously been banging around the house all night–ticked off. Stuff running thru my head–what kind of policy will we be forced to buy–what happens to my parents if Medicare part D is revoked (they can barely afford their drugs now–I sometimes pray for the day one of them becomes generic but that won’t happen because it got a revamp on the patent when they took the fluorocarbons out)blah blah and then there is a part of me that wants to embrace socialism and default on my student loan and let the gov’t take care of me–but I figure they will just put me in jail. As it is I have made the barest of wages now for 20 years taking care of first my grandmother and now to a large extent my parents–who else is going to do it?

    Then I envision out and out rebellion over this crap the democrats have shoved down our throats. (o I’m 16 days younger than you) Sometimes I hate the day I became politically aware.

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