The ‘Obamacare’ Gordian knot

The provisions of Obamacare are insidious and devious.  As Nancy Pelosi said:  We “have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.”

Many people have said all along that since all funding must originate in the House of Representatives, and that the Republicans now have a strong majority in the House, that we can easily de-fund Obamacare and it would literally “starve to death.”  Well not so fast.  You see, while we were sleeping, Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid slipped a provision into the bill that provides $105.5 billion in automatic funding over the next ten years that nobody gets to vote on in the annual budgets.  While this amount is not sufficient to fully implement the law, it’s enough to change our healthcare system so as to make it almost impossible to reverse.  So you say that it’s hopeless?  Well it looks that way;  But there’s something that can be done.  Please read what Rep. Steve King (R) IA has to say.  ADB

Steve King is shown speaking into a microphone. | AP photo 

Rep. Steve King suggests an ‘Alexandrian solution’ to the health care law. Close
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By REP. STEVE KING | 3/14/11 4:35 AM EDT

In 333 B.C., Alexander the Great faced the challenge of untying the enormous and complicated Gordian Knot. Many had tried and, though the reward was a kingdom, all had failed.

Alexander drew his sword and slashed the knot in two. The “Alexandrian solution” was born. Alexander received the kingdom of Phrygia, and he went on to spread civilization throughout the known world.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/51211.html#ixzz1Hf6xy41S

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