Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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.


TAO said...

Is it the 'demigods' that have rendered the republican party impotent or has that been a self inflicted wound?

Why is it, that even when you claim that the vast majority of Americans are 'center right' that the party that obivously represents the 'center right' of our national politics discussses everything from the perspective of a paranoid minority?

Now, you see MSM as being against you, you now have these 'demigods' who are going to overwhelm you?

Do you truthfully represent a majority of Americans? If so, then LEAD....but someplace along the line you might have to give up on the concept that you are a minority fighting a guerilla war against this bogeyman you like to call "liberals"

I cannot help but notice that the rhetoric of the right, even while claiming to represent a majority is so similar to Chavez and or Castro...

Why does the 'majority' find themselves threatened at all times?

November 11, 2009 at 8:22 AM
CJ said...

If you're right and the health overhaul bill is an Executive Branch power grab, it's a very shortsighted one. Before you know it we'll have a Republican president using those powers. It's just like President Bush and the PATRIOT Act: Obama isn't rushing to eliminate every aspect of it that does not legitimately relate to terrorism. One president increases the power of the Executive branch, and the next president accepts the precedent. They want to look forward, after all, not backwards.

November 11, 2009 at 1:22 PM
Anonymous said...

The poker analogy is very apt, John.

It's a measure of their immaturity that those in power view it all as a game.

CJ - acute, and worrisome, observation.

November 11, 2009 at 1:34 PM
John said...

I agree with you. I see vary little difference between Republicans and Democrats except one uses an Elephant and the other a Donkey. I'm not sure that I want to ride on either one.(LOL)

First of all I did NOT say "VAST" majority. Those are your words not mine. I get extremly irrated when people misquote me and specially when it is written down. I said a "majority" of Americans. Currently I use to get my polling data. The reason is that they do not run a poll. They take the polling data from 15 to 20 of the different pollsters like Pew, Rasmussen, Gallop,CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, Gallop, Harris and combine the data then chart it. I like it because it shows where the individal polls fall against the mean averages. As of today they have it at 50% Oppose & 42% favor the Health Care Plan. Ramussen has it at 52% Opposed and 45% in favor so the numbers are fairly close and it also shows opposition is riseng while support is dropping which is almost the reverse of where the the data was when pollsters began polling the subject.
It also irrates me when writers make references like you did in your last statement. Either give me specifics or as far as I'm concerned your blowing smoke. It is easy to make those kind of statements because I have no measure that I can use to comment. Otherwise I have to take your word for it. I stopped doing that when I ran into my first liberal professor in college back in the sixties. If you want to match word for word liberal slurs with those from conservatives I have no problem getting down in mud but I find it rather counterproductive.

November 11, 2009 at 8:29 PM
TAO said...

If you are going to use polls to dictate policies then we should have pulled out of Iraq years ago and right now we should be talking about exiting Afghanistan rather than increasing our military presence in that country.

THAT is the same type of logic that the liberals used against GWB and all conservatives were so impressed with GWB because he didn't govern from polls!!!

He just knew what the right thing was to do and he did the right thing regardless of whether it was popular or not. He led by principle...

Remember those days?

Now, you are a pollster and polls are what we should live and die by....

Why is it that everyone that disagrees with you and questions you becomes a 'liberal' and thus once labelled becomes irrelvant?

On one hand we do not want our politicians to pander to popular opinion but rather to govern on higher principles and then on the other we want to throw poll results out there like they are all that matters...

November 12, 2009 at 2:57 AM
John said...

Sorry, wrong again!!!
I personally did not like GWB.
And yes.....if we are going to dilly dally around in Afghanistan over the country's internal politics like we did in SE Asia then we should absolutely leave.
And yes...When you make statements like "I cannot help but notice that the rhetoric of the right, even while claiming to represent a majority is so similar to Chavez and or Castro..." without presenting any facts to back up such a statement, you better believe I'm going to challenge you.
And yes I do look at the polls. That does not make me a pollster, since I believe the majority have been extremely vocal about their feelings over the health care issue. That includes both the moderates on the left and on the right.

November 15, 2009 at 1:22 AM

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