View Full Version : GOP Senator Enzi: "2,074 Pages Isn't Nearly Enough" To Cover Health Care

12-10-2009, 05:01 PM
SEN. MIKE ENZI: "And we talk about 2,074 pages, which seems like a lot. video .
And it would be for a normal bill that you could debate in a limited period of time,
which is what we're being asked to do, but 2,074 pages isn't nearly enough to cover health care for America," Enzi said just now on the Senate floor.

"So why is it only 2,074 pages?

Well, there are hundreds of references in there to how the secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius is going to solve all the problems.

The things that we aren't able to put into detail in there, we just assign to her and she will magically be able to solve the problems for American health care.


"But that's not going to happen.

You can't give that many assignments to any agency, any department, any group of people, and expect that within a reasonable amount of time, snip

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/12/10/gop_senator_enzi_2074_pages_isnt_nearly_enough_to_ cover_health_care.html

Posted by: Echo

Each and every passing day Congress becomes more irrelavent. The ironic thing is that if this bureacratic Healthcare bill passes they have sealed their own fate. They will have legistlated themselves in to total OBLIVION!

We are increasingly being ruled by a few elite, appointed regulators, who where never elected, rarely properly vetted and answer to no one. Senator Enzi brings up a perfect illustration.

History is here to teach us a lesson. Review the writings of Cicero at the time of the fall of the Roman Empire and the decline of the Weimar Republic. The writing is on the wall.

Now look at the FED. Look at the EPA. Look at the NEA. Look at the CZARS. The list will keep growing until the individuals who are elected to represent us stand up and say ENOUGH before it is too late for our Republic.

Posted by: B. Johnson

Contrary to what misguided Senator Enzi wants everybody to think, not only is the huge, unreadable healthcare bill nothing more than a license for activist judges to eventually read anything that they want to into the bill, but Congress is wrongly ignoring the following.

Given that the federal Constitution is silent about public healthcare, the 10th A. automatically reserves government power to regulate healthcare to the states, not the Oval Office and Congress.

In fact, the USSC has already decided that Congress has no business sticking its big nose into the medical practice.

“Direct control of medical practice in the states is obviously beyond the power of Congress.” –Linder v. United States, 1925. [supreme.justia.com]

Also consider that the USSC has already determined that Congress cannot lay taxes in the name of state power issues.

"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Chief Justice Marshall, GIBBONS V. OGDEN, 1824. [supreme.justia.com]

So not only is Obamacare constitutionally unauthorized, but Congress never had the power to lay taxes to fund Obamacare.

The bottom line is that the corrupt, Constitution-ignoring Democratic Congress is using Obamacare to rob taxpayers!