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Archive for 8 March 2011
Defund Obamacare’s Secret Stash
While Obamacare is rightly notorious as a fiscal nightmare, less well known is just how massively it transferred power from Congress to the executive branch. In fact, the full scope of Congress’s abdication is still unknown. What is now known, however, is that deeply buried within Obamacare was a $105 billion slush fund that assures its implementation into the future, no matter what future voters think or want.
This makes then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comment to the Legislative Conference for National Association of Counties about Obamacare, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it,” made a year ago tomorrow, ironically prescient. Just this past month, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) updated an October 2010 report titled “Appropriations and Fund Transfers in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).” The new report found that, unbeknownst to almost every Member of Congress, Obamacare contains $105 billion in direct implementation spending that bypasses Congress’s normal appropriations process.
“The ongoing events in the region and the collapse of dictatorial governments will serve national security and peace and negate terrorism in a long period,” said Larijani in a meeting with the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative in Iraq, Ed Melkart, in the Iranian capital city of Tehran on Monday.
“The creation of democratic governments in the region would help disprove terrorism and establish sustainable security and stability in Iraq,” he added, Majlis news agency (ICANA) reported.
Excuse me, but what would Iran know about democracy? These are the same pigs that gun down their own people who oppose THEIR dictatorial regime. Don’t think anyone should be taking any advice from that bunch of assclowns!