Written by Andrea Lafferty
- Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE) who serves on the Senate Finance Committee recently told CNSNews.com that he doesn't expect to actually read the Baucus bill because it's "confusing."
He said the actual text of the bill is "arcane," "confusing," "hard stuff to understand," and "incomprehensible."
Watch Sen. Carper's interview: CNSNews.com
He told CNSNews:
I don't expect to actually read the legislative language because reading the legislative language is among the more confusing things I've ever read in my life.
We, we write in this committee and legislate with plain English and I think most of us can understand most of that. When you get into the legislative language, Senator Conrad actually read some of it, several pages of it, the other day and I don't think anybody had a clue--including people who have served on this committee for decades--what he was talking about. So, legislative language is so arcane, so confusing, refers to other parts of the code-'and after the first syllable insert the word X'--and it's just, it really doesn't make much sense. So the idea of reading the plain English version: Yeah, I'll probably do that. The idea of reading the legislative language: It's just anyone who says that they can do that and actually get much out of it is trying to pull the wool over our eyes.
The Finance Committee rejected an amendment from Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) that would have required the committee to post the language of the legislation at least 72 hours before holding the final committee vote. This amendment was defeated.
"It is clear that Democrats are determined to nationalize our health care system - and they won't even feel they have read the legislation they're about to pass and understand it before they pass it," said TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty. "They won't read it, and they won't let us read it. Any Democrat proposal must be defeated. The future our health care system is in jeopardy if Obama forces socialized medicine on us!"
Sensible Amendments Defeated By Democrats
During mark up of the Baucus health care bill in the Senate, the Republican minority offered numerous amendments in order to make this socialist bill less threatening to our liberties, our health care options, and our incomes. In addition, the Baucus bill will fine and possibly jail anyone who fails to get health insurance coverage!
Republicans offered amendments that would have:
These and other amendments were rejected largely on a party-line vote in the Senate.
As currently written, the Baucus bill will not protect health care providers against discrimination charges for failing to perform abortions; it will not restrict taxpayer funding of abortion; it will permit illegals to receive medical aid; it will cut Medicare by $500 million; it will not protect people who want to keep their insurance; it will keep Medicaid recipients from opting out of the system; and will force large unfunded mandates on states.
Andrea Lafferty represents the Judeo-Christian worldview of morality and beliefs that many seek to silence. Even those with unvarnished contempt for Andrea's worldview acknowledge her "ability to disarm - and even to charm." As Executive Director of the Traditional Values Coalition, she is a voice both on Capitol Hill and in the media. She blogs HERE