Grassfire Nation News Alert
The buzz on Capitol Hill is that the Democrats are now
considering what is being called the "Slaughter Solution"
that will allow ObamaCare to be signed into law WITHOUT
HOUSE MEMBERS EVEN HAVING TO VOTE.
According to Congress Daily, House Rules Chairwoman
"...is weighing preparing a rule that would
consider the Senate bill passed once the
House approves a corrections bill that would
make changes to the Senate version."
The Washington Examiner explains that this will allow
Democrats to approve ObamaCare without actually voting
on the bill:
"In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would
declare that the House "deems" the Senate
version of Obamacare to have been passed by
the House. House members would still have to
vote on whether to accept the rule, but they
would then be able to say they only voted
for a rule, not for the bill itself."
+ + Dems escaping the "Catch 22"
The Slaughter Solution would allow Democrats to escape their
"Catch 22." Simply put, the House must pass the Senate bill
BEFORE the "reconciliation" tactic can be employed --
trusting that the Senate will actually do what is promised.
The "Slaughter Solution" solves that -- and gives House
members an "out" because they never actually had to vote
on the Senate ObamaCare bill.
+ + Pelosi says backroom deals "pretty close" to final
Whether by the "Slaughter Solution" or another means, it
is clear that Democrats are rapidly pushing ObamaCare to
a final vote. After yesterday's backroom deals, Speaker
Pelosi said they were "pretty close" and Majority Leader
"[H]ealth reform is going to be done. We
don't have it all worked out, but we made
a lot of progress."
As I noted a few days ago, grassroots pressure from the Left
has increased in recent days, not-so-coincidentally timed
with this final push to pass ObamaCare.
+ + Three ways to let your voice be heard
#1 -- Send faxes right now
If you want to get a message right now to your
members of Congress and other key Congressmen,
one of the best ways is our FaxFire system.
Go here to schedule faxes:
(As always, we provide all the information for you to send
your own faxes if you prefer. Just click the above link.)
#2 -- Petition ADDENDUM opposing "Reconciliation" and other
procedural tricks like the "Slaughter Solution"
We recently modified the text of the "Stop ObamaCare" petition
you signed to reflect the concern over the use of procedural
tricks like "reconciliation" to pass ObamaCare.
If you would like this new language to be added
to your petition, go here to approve the PETITION
ADDENDUM. It takes just a few moments:
Petitions from those concerned about reconciliation will
be delivered to Congress prior to the upcoming vote.
#3 -- Call your Senators and Representative
It is your right as a citizen to contact your members of
Congress and express your voice on this issue. Here are
Sen. Nelson 202-224-5274
Sen. LeMieux 202-224-3041
Rep. Boyd 202-225-5235
As always, if you want to network with other grassroots
conservatives, be sure to visit our social networking site,
Thank you for your vigilance.
Your friends at Grassfire Nation
AP (Philly Examiner):
John Boehner's blog:
National Journal's "Congress Daily" (pdf):
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