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December 19, 2009

CBO says Senate bill will cut deficit $132 billion over 10 years

The Senate Democrats' health care bill could reduce federal deficits by $132 billion over the next 10 years, a long-awaited Congressional Budget Office analysis of the measure said Saturday.

CBO reported that the bill, as well as 383 pages of changes proposed by Demoratic leaders Saturday, should mean 94 percent of eligible Americans would be insured by 2019, up from the current 83 precent.

That would mean an additional 31 million people would obtain coverage, leaving about 23 million, one third of whom would be illegal immigrants, without insurance.

The full CBO report:http://tinyurl.com/yatdwdg

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Natalie

Any (totally unlikely) reduction to the deficit from this bill will be from the federal and state governments shifting their obligations and promises under Medicare and Medicaid onto the backs of the American citizenry while keeping the money it taxes those citizens for those supposed benefits, and that it has collected from them for Medicare benefits that it is withdrawing.

jgrimaldo

how do you know are you god to know this or are you just speaking out the side of your mouth.

jgrimaldo

how do you know

peterclarke

The Constitution and Senates Proposed Health Care Reform

When recently asked to point out where in the Constitution authority is granted to force an individual to buy government health care, Speaker of the House Pelosi replied: "Are you serious?"

Obama likely knows that the Constitution does not mandate Americans be forced into a contractual agreement with a private party for health insurance as he was a senior lecturer, but not a constitutional professor, even so, one assumes he at least has some knowledge of the principles of the Constitution.

"Nowhere in the Constitution is Congress given the power to mandate that an individual enter into a contract with a private party or purchase a good or service," and No decision or present doctrine of the Supreme Court justifies such a claim of power.

Is it possible Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, and this new gang of sixty Senators, have not read Article I of the Constitution?

Not in the preamble, ( www.earlyamerica.com/.../constitution/text.html ) it states that the government's rights are limited. Article 1, Section 8 reads, "The Congress shall have Power … To regulate Commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian Tribes."

It does not say a word about health care. The federal government only has the power to regulate trade between itself, foreign governments, and the states. NOTHING MORE.

History will record this gang of sixty Senators as the treasonous bunch of politicians who themselves succumbed to accepting 30 silver pieces and blindly following the orders of paid political special interest groups, unions and lobbyists, indirect opposition to the voters and in violation of the constitution they all have sworn to uphold, but apparently have not read.

Final passage of this structural reform health care bill will be yet another violation of the Constitution but it will be the most egregious one to date and a further circumcising and castration of the Constitution of the United States of America. God help us all.

PS. The USA Federal government was already bankrupt before this draconian piece of legislation was introduced and if passed will make a bad situation even worse!

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