Here’s the headline:
Here’s what they are trying to repeal:
Here is what this act does:
a United States federal law that allows state law to regulate the business of insurance without federal government interference.
This law was passed in 1945. It expressly gives the states the authority to regulate all lines of insurance – not just health care. The reasoning behind this is that the business of insurance is not commerce and therefore does not fall under the interstate commerce clause of the constitution. The federal government is only allowed to step in under federal anti-trust laws when there is a boycott, coercion, or intimidation or when the state is not actively regulating the insurance industry. This Act upholds the 10th Amendment rights of the state as it reinforces that this is not a power given to the federal government and therefore it remains the rights of the states to regulate.
Once again, the Dems are trying to do everything and anything they can to grow the size of the federal government. There is not a state in this country that does not currently regulate the insurance lines of business. If the Dems can repeal this act they will have total control over the health insurance industry and will be able to regulate them out of business. This is a backdoor approach to a single-payer government run universal healthcare system.
Here is the out for Congress that would give them the ability to repeal this act:
“In short, while not changing the opinion of prevailing law, the Court stated that the conclusion that insurance was not commerce under the law rested with Congress, and that the Court would follow the lead of Congress.”
So, essentially, all Congress would need to do is pass a law that says the business of insurance is commerce. Once they do that, then the next thing they do is repeal this act.
Keep an eye on this folks. They may not need to pass this economy killing faux health care reform bill if they can repeal this act. It’s bad enough that since Obama was elected 30% of all private profit is now controlled by the federal government – why would anybody want to give this fascist government any more control?
Which leads to one more point – what the fuck is wrong with you libbers? You call conservatives fascist because we believe in the free-market system and competition. Yet, it’s your guy that is in bed with big business like no other president before? He’s the real fascist and you are all in bed with him. When you wake up one morning and realize you no longer have the freedom to choose what car you want to buy; what temperature you can set your thermostat at; what insurance plan you want; what foods you can eat and what beverages you can drink; what movies and television programs you can watch and what video games your kids can play; what radio programs you listen to; and what you can do and say on the Internet – you just remember – this was your choice and your own doing.
UPDATE: Check this out – California appears poised to be first to ban power-guzzling big-screen TV’s
Yup – now the government is going to tell you what kind of TV you can buy. What will be next? And – you know what the payoff is for banning big-screen TV’s in California?
“The payoff could be big for TV owners, said Ken Rider, a commission staff engineer. Average first-year savings from reduced electricity use would be an estimated $30 per set”
Whoop-de-fucking doo! With today’s economy and with hyperinflation and increased interest rates coming around the corner – that $2.50 month savings can’t even by a loaf of bread! This is really getting out of control people.
UPDATED UPDATE: And you thought I was kidding about TV – here’s today’s headline:
A neat little story of how from Oct 19 – 25th there will be over 60 network shows that incorporate the administration’s message of “service.” I’m telling you…this administration is all about “Big Brother” and they think they know what is best for you. For the next week the major network shows and newscasts will be incorporating all of this administration’s agenda in to the broadcasts. When have you ever heard of any administration controlling the entire freakin’ television and entertainment industry like this?
This is just un-freakin’ believable. A police officer in Virginia targeting a protester and stifling free speech – check out the video – We’re in some serious trouble people. This police officer obviously is not a member of The Oath Keepers.
If you’re wondering and you couldn’t see the poster real clearly – here is what he was holding up that the officer said was not allowed:
Pay attention to that last part of the exchange:
The protester said – “This used to be America”
Officer Cheeks said – “It ain’t no more, OK?”
This officer needs to be held accountable. The attempted argument is that because the protest and town hall meeting were being held on school grounds – the rest of the public is held to the same standards as the day time students where their free speech rights are squashed. That is rubbish. These are not students; there were no classes in session; and this was not an official school board function. At the point this protest was held after school – it just became another meeting place.
Hey all…I’m back! Okay – not at 100% yet – but – nevertheless – back to blogging and ready to take on those idiots on the left that want to push this piece of shit universal healthcare bill on America. First, I want to thank all of you who came by and commented and left well wishes. It is appreciated.
As you all know – the idiots in the house passed the healthcare reform bill out of committee and is expected on the house floor next week for a full vote. I have the full text of that bill here (H.R. 3200) if anyone else is interested in reading it. The plan this week is to try to get through this almost 1,100 page monstrosity and report on it here before the vote comes up.
From what I have read so far – this bill does absolutely nothing to reform healthcare in America. In fact, this is no more than another wealth redistribution scheme, as was the tax and crap bill, to take money from the successful and give it to the slackers who won’t own up to their own responsibility to take care of themselves and their families. Worst yet, it uses the unions and really big corporate business to shove the costs down to the middleclass taxpayer to saddle the biggest burden.
Hey – Obama – whatever happened to not taxing the middleclass? So far – every piece of shit legislation that has been pushed through by you socialist bastards taxes the middleclass. Just as any fascist regime, yours builds up the richest companies and partners with them to make them and the government bigger and richer – meanwhile pushing we middleclass down – trying to “level” that playing field. Yeah..the only leveling going on here is expanding the government elite and making everyone else the poor to become serfs to the government.
I’m on to you and I’m gonna make sure that everyone else knows what’s in this piece of shit bill as well.
Stay tuned folks – I’ll report back on the most egregious sections of this bill that you need to be made aware of. I’ll also be posting up some more about what universal healthcare REALLY is. The lefties just don’t get the fact that they will lose their freedom as well with this bill. If they think our healthcare system sucks now – wait to European style socialist universal healthcare takes hold in America.
We need to vote this bill down and we need to make our voices heard. If Obama takes over healthcare, he and the government will have control over 40% of all industry in this country. This will jump to almost 60% if he gets that crap and tax bill paid. I’ll explain these numbers in a future post. When you figure the Bureau of Labor Statistics has only 19 Labor categories in this country – once I detail it out – you will see how I come to those numbers.
This administration is dangerous and giving them control over our healthcare is a tipping point. When they control healthcare, they also get to dictate what you can and cannot eat, drink, and will even be able to control your lifestyle. You can be turned away for healthcare if they deem your lifestyle to be risky. This too will be detailed in a future post.