The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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Who Needs Democracy When You Have Oligarchy

From Wiki we find:

An oligarchy (Greek Ὀλιγαρχία, Oligarkhía) (oligocracy) is a form of government in which power effectively rests with a small elite segment of society distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, military might, or religious hegemony. The word oligarchy is from the Greek words for "few/one" (ὀλίγος olígos) and "rule" (ἀρχή arkhē). Such states are often controlled by politically powerful families whose children are heavily conditioned and mentored to be heirs of the power of the oligarchy.
Oligarchies have been tyrannical throughout history, being completely reliant on public servitude to exist. Although Aristotle pioneered the use of the term as a synonym for rule by the rich, for which the exact term is plutocracy, oligarchy is not always a rule by wealth, as oligarchs can simply be a privileged group

It would seem, that this most open and transparent and honest administration EVAH, is resorting to kickbacks, kickbacksbribery, more kickbacks, and now to downright illegal behavior.  At least, behavior typified by Oligarch governments.

House may try to pass Senate health-care bill without voting on it
By Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane

After laying the groundwork for a decisive vote this week on the Senate's health-care bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Monday that she might attempt to pass the measure without having members vote on it.

Instead, Pelosi (D-Calif.) would rely on a procedural sleight of hand: The House would vote on a more popular package of fixes to the Senate bill; under the House rule for that vote, passage would signify that lawmakers "deem" the health-care bill to be passed.

The tactic -- known as a "self-executing rule" or a "deem and pass" -- has been commonly used, although never to pass legislation...

In other words, if a member votes yes on another bill that carries certain aspects similar to what is in the ObamaCare bill, then it is "deemed" that they agree to the whole of the ObamaCare bill.

Tell me this isn't chicanery in the least.  Tell me this isn't illegal at the worst.

And, Obama's little on-the-road stories just keep falling apart.

Natoma Canfield, the cancer-stricken woman who has become a centerpiece of President Obama's push for health care reform, will not lose her home over her medical bills and will probably qualify for financial aid, a top official at the Cleveland medical center treating her told 
"She may be eligible for state Medicaid ... and/or she will be eligible for charity (care) of some form or type. ... In my personal opinion, she will be eligible for something," he said, adding that Canfield should not be worried about losing her home.
Nothing like hyping up a false story to sell your unconstitutional and illegal plans to take over the nation another industry at a time.
[Update:] Pelosi is not done yet.  She will have her dreams fulfilled.  People, its her or us.  Make your stand now.
If you have any doubt that the Democratic leadership of the House views passing the current health care reform bill as the beginning, not the end, of the process of creating a national government health care system, just note what Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a group of bloggers on Monday.

"My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive," Pelosi said, according to an account by Washington Post reform advocate Ezra Klein. "We won that fight, and once we kick through this door, there'll be more legislation to follow."

But since the current bill is unpopular, and Pelosi at the moment does not have enough Democratic, much less Republican, votes to pass it, the door she will be kicking through is the back door.
And what is worse, is her total flouting of the legal legislative process.  But then, that has never stopped the Dems before.
In a particularly Alice-in-Wonderland moment, Pelosi argued that the debate over health care reform can begin after the bill is passed. "Pelosi said passing the bill would allow Dems to undertake a 'debate' with Republicans over 'what is the balanced role that government should have,'"

 Tags: ObamaCare #DailyFodder


#1 DMartyr 16-Mar-2010

I thought we were living under a kakistocracy?

#2 captainfish 22-Mar-2010

For those not in the know:

Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens.

Greek kakistos, worst, superlative of kakos, bad + -cracy, government, rule.


And, DMartyr does make a good point.  I may have to rethink this.

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