Is there anybody out there—non-elected politician, that is—who is actually for this?
If so, can I ask what are you for? His Lordship Reid has not released the text of the bill except to a select few, so how can anybody else actually be for this secret legislation? Reid is saying, “Trust me. This is good. Vote for it—or suffer the loss of your committee chairmanship.”
The secret bill could say anything, and, given our experience with Congress, it is rational to believe that it is stuffed to the brim with greasy pig fat.
Can anybody out there convince me I’m wrong about that point?
We’re about to allow our Congress to secure a power grab which they believe will swing the country in the favor of Democrats in the long run. After all, who wants to vote for somebody who is not promising them Free Health Care? (Me, for one.)
Actually, however, they are going to hand over control of a significant percentage of our economy to a faceless, unaccountable, one-size-under-penalty-of-law-fits-all bureaucracy. Naturally, the Democrats feel that they will be able to direct this bureaucracy in ways most favorable to themselves.
But as they piece together this monstrosity, building the legislation out of used parts cadged from other failed bills, they should recall the lesson that Dr. Frankenstein learned the hard way. Once created, these things take on a life of their own.
And—to extend the horror analogy—they gobble up all resources in their path.
More to come…