By: Charles Benninghoff
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has scheduled a Senate vote on HR 4302, the so-called "Doc Fix" bill, for March 31, 2014.
John Boehner (R-OH) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “passed” HR 4302 in the House before the bill was even completely written and without having an actual vote. Read more about HR 4302 and the importance of it being finished before passing here.
Pelosi and Boehner trashed the Constitution at the House level, at Harry Reid's request, to push this bill through in the most outrageous fashion Americans have ever seen. This was almost as bad as Obama creating his Executive Order laws with his pen and phone.
Republicans and Democrats alike are furious with the stunt that Pelosi, Boehner and Reid pulled.
Representatives were still working on amendments to the Doc Fix bill on Thursday. They still had not come up with a way to pay for the $180 billion Medicare patch. The House had agreed to "fast track" this bill, so they needed a supermajority of 270 votes to pass it.
However, all of a sudden one of Boehner's lieutenants, Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR), announced a voice vote on the bill when there were only four Representatives in the House chamber. Surprised by this move, most of the Representatives who were there, Democrats and Republicans, shouted "NO!"
After the voice vote failed, Rep. Womack declared that the bill had passed and then denied the request for a roll call vote.
This so-called spending bill was unfinished and it has no mechanism in it to pay for the $180 BILLION that it spends.
If the bill passes in the Senate, Congress will simply take the funds from Social Security and pay for it on the backs of America’s senior citizens, once again. Find out how you can help stop HR 4302 from passing and save social security funds for America’s seniors here.
Harry Reid is desperate to pass HR 4302 so he can take his Easter vacation. He is not allowing any amendments to this incomplete bill.
The American people have a Constitution and their Representatives are supposed to "represent" them. Pelosi, Boehner, Reid and Obama are now trying to create laws without even fully writing them or voting on them.
HR 4302 needs to be sent back to the House, finished and then properly voted on. Forty-one votes are needed in the Senate right now to reject this terrible unfinished bill.
This whole Medicare patch is a mess, but there were some good plans in the works to pay for the Medicare patch without ripping off Social Security.
One plan would even take away Obama's funds to assassinate foreign children with drones in order to pay for Medicare. However, none of those amendments had a chance to see the light of day before the AXIS declared that the bill had "passed."