Big Surprise #2 – ObamaCare Has Race-Based Provisions

Yes, gentle readers, you read that lede correctly.

RACE-BASED PROVISIONS.

From LaShawn Barber (guesting for Michelle Malkin),

[Emphasis Admin.] Transfer of wealth and “crucial decisions” aside, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains provisions that provide incentives for racial discrimination. I mentioned the so-called health care bill’s racial preference provisions on the American Civil Rights Institute’s blog a while back.

One provision states that programs with “a record of training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or from a rural or disadvantaged background” will be given priority for government money. This is only one of several such provisions. Programs and medical institutions that practice racial preferences will be moved further up the money queue than programs and medical institutions that disregard race.

The one who disregards skin color is penalized. Hopenchange in America!

By the way, the Civil Rights Act prohibits government racial discrimination and preferences. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called the provisions racially discriminatory and sent President Barack Obama and Congress letters warning them about the provisions. The politicians ignored the warning, naturally.

The Commission said the inclusion of the discriminatory provisions appeared to motivated by a crusade to narrow racial health care disparities and the belief that the disparities are caused by a shortage of medical professionals who are members of preferred minority groups. Seriously.

Got that? ObamaCare discriminates based on race – directly violating The Civil Rights Act and numerous other anti-discrimination laws. Seems like a vaulted Constitutional Scholar would have caught a little snag like that. But wait, there’s more…

The Commission rightly concluded that medical institutions competing for federal dollars may end up lowering academic standards for minority applicants, and added that “race-based attempts to achieve some ill-defined ‘critical mass’ of minority students or to demonstrate a ’sufficient’ record of training such students are constitutionally suspect… As we noted in our October 9, 2009 letter, it is generally illegal for the government to show favoritism or even use classifications based on race, ethnicity, or sex.

Read the whole thing. Your blood will boil.

Saints preserve us! How many years will it take to undo the damage this foolish man and his minions are wreaking on America?

Big Surprise – Obama Pwns Stupak

Guess what didn’t get signed yesterday?

Remember that Executive Order intended to give Bart Stupak enormous peace of mind that no Federal funding would be used to pay for abortions? Darn it all, they must have run out of ink in the 22 pens used to sign the bill. Don’t you worry though, they will get around to signing it “soon.”

Yep, the EO that bought off Bart Stupak. The Daily Gator reminds Stupak that the check is in the mail, among other “descriptive terms.” Heh.

The D after Stupak’s name disables his God-given ability to know that when Obama’s mouth is open, HE’S LYING.

Chump.

While there are many tactics and strategies flying about how to replace this socialist millstone foisted on the citizen’s necks, I like John Hawkin’s idea the best – Starve the Tumor.

What does it take to fund all those government jobs, agencies, panels, & commissions? Tax dollars.

Now, who controls the purse strings? Congress. How many votes do we need via reconciliation to make budget changes? 51.

So, can we gut Obamacare by refusing to fund it?

YES.
WE.
CAN.

Is this a viable strategy? Yes, it is.

Now, what if Obama is President and we do this? He still has to sign a reconciliation bill. Will he do that? He’s certainly not going to be inclined to do it. But, if Republicans don’t back down, we’ve got a stand-off. At that point, it probably comes down to who has the American people at their back. I like those odds.

On the other hand, if we can replace Obama in 2012, then a Republican President will definitely sign off on reconciliation and we’ve eviscerated Obamacare.

Of course, the ideal is still to repeal Obamacare in its entirety — and that should be our ultimate goal. But, if we can defund it while we’re working towards that end, it’ll be like ripping the engine out of the car that drives the bill — and it’s very doable.

Very doable, indeed.

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