So what was so important about passage of this bill on this particular weekend? It is the one year anniversary of the election of BHO as president. I like using his initials. It reminds me of a syndrome that I do not particularly want to contract.
As BHOC (Obamacare) moves a step closer to reality despite the objections of a majority of the American public, the Washington demigod's continue their march to power and control of the United States Health Care System, they are being aided in their effort by three vary powerful lobbing groups. The American Medical Association (AMA), the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), have added their collective stamps of approval.
I see this as one of the largest games of "Texas Hold Em" ever played.
For the demigod's, a chance to consolidate their power into a one party socialist system by rendering the Republican party as impotent (sorry I digress). Fortunately there is a cure called the Independents which the BHO supporters seem to have forgotten about.
The question is what do these three lobby groups get in return?
Let me try to explain how this works since they don't teach this in public schools anymore.
I wonder why!!
Once a bill is passed by both houses of Congress and is signed into law by the President, the executive branch then kicks into gear. Remember that the Congress makes the laws and the executive branch then has the power to implement the law. That goal is accomplished through the "Code of Federal Regulations" (CFR). The CFR is broken down into 50 fifty separate Titles (possibly 51 if that portion of the House & Hose Bill survives) is published in the Federal Resister. The bill now law is administered by the Administrative Branch that is assigned to enforce it.
For example Title 26 Section 7805 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) gives the US Secretary of Treasury the power to create the necessary rules and regulations for enforcing the IRC. These regulations, also known as the “Income Tax Regulations,” are located in Title 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The regulations are organized according to the IRC section that a regulation interprets. Citations to the Treasury Regulations may appear in different formats. For instance, the definition of gross income in the regulations may be cited to as “26 C.F.R. 1.61-1” or as “Treas. Reg. 1.61-1.” Both citations refer to the same regulation, which interprets the IRC Section 61, "Gross income defined."
Boiled down, Congress grants very broad authority to executive branch agencies to interpret the statutes in the US Code (and in uncodified statutes) which the agencies are entrusted with enforcing. This is where the Czars come into play their hands. They can determine who gets be heard during the public hearings and meetings with interested third parties (IE..Lobby Groups). To give you an example CFR Title 49 covers the "Transportation of Hazardous Chemical for Commerce". It was written almost entirely by input from the Chemical Manufacturer's Association which lobbied heavily. Title 49 contains one book of regulations and 3 books of exceptions to the regulations.
Point being those that support the bill can gain favorable status in writing the statutes. So you have 3 eager beavers that are vying for the power of drafting the regulations. My guess is that since BHO is partial to unions the SEIU has the inside track meaning that the AMA and the AARP are holding their cards a little bit closer to the chest in case they don't have the winning hand.
And so the game continues with the next hand will be dealt in the US Senate.