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    Re: President Obama to Make Recess Appointment of CMS Administrator Rationing Expert

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Got it.... you, just like this admin don't believe in the rule of law.

    I wonder what Congress will have to say about this after vacation.
    A recess appointment is perfectly legal, what's the rule of law issue?
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    Re: President Obama to Make Recess Appointment of CMS Administrator Rationing Expert

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Did this have anything to do with the GOP blocking every single appointment?
    Not in this case.

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Obama of trying to "arrogantly circumvent the American people" with Congress out of town for its annual July Fourth break. Berwick could serve through next year without Senate confirmation.

    "Democrats haven't scheduled so much as a committee hearing for Donald Berwick but the mere possibility of allowing the American people the opportunity to hear what he intends to do with their health care is evidently reason enough for this administration to sneak him through without public scrutiny," said McConnell, R-Ky.

    Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., whose committee would have held Berwick's confirmation hearing, also said he was troubled by the recess appointment. "Senate confirmation of presidential appointees is an essential process prescribed by the Constitution that serves as a check on executive power," said Baucus. Berwick was nominated in April, and Finance Committee staff was still at work on the vetting process it undertakes prior to scheduling a confirmation hearing

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    So either the Dems were dragging their feet, or Obama jumped the gun. Take your pick.
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    Re: President Obama to Make Recess Appointment of CMS Administrator Rationing Expert

    More to the point, the man is right about rationing. We already ration healthcare in this country. All healthcare is rationed. Why is talking about it so upsetting?
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    Re: President Obama to Make Recess Appointment of CMS Administrator Rationing Expert

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    More to the point, the man is right about rationing. We already ration healthcare in this country. All healthcare is rationed. Why is talking about it so upsetting?
    So death panels were accurate?
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    Re: President Obama to Make Recess Appointment of CMS Administrator Rationing Expert

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    So death panels were accurate?
    Did you twist an ankle when you made that leap?

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    Re: President Obama to Make Recess Appointment of CMS Administrator Rationing Expert

    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    Did you twist an ankle when you made that leap?
    I'd appreciate an answer... is this your second account Deuce or ??
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: President Obama to Make Recess Appointment of CMS Administrator Rationing Expert

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I'd appreciate an answer... is this your second account Deuce or ??
    You want an answer from him about those hyperbolic death panels, but you didn't answer his question which was:

    Why is talking about it so upsetting?
    I'm new here and don't know you, but do you always hold others to a higher standard than you have for yourself?

    And, instead of parrotting silly Sarah Palin talking points, why don't you take the time to explain how healthcare isn't currently being rationed? kthnx.
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    Re: President Obama to Make Recess Appointment of CMS Administrator Rationing Expert

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    More to the point, the man is right about rationing. We already ration healthcare in this country. All healthcare is rationed. Why is talking about it so upsetting?
    Because the difference between Gov't Mandated rationing and what we have now is apples and oranges.
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    Re: President Obama to Make Recess Appointment of CMS Administrator Rationing Expert

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Because the difference between Gov't Mandated rationing and what we have now is apples and oranges.
    medicare and medicaid are rationed, aren't they?

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    Re: President Obama to Make Recess Appointment of CMS Administrator Rationing Expert

    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    You want an answer from him about those hyperbolic death panels, but you didn't answer his question which was:
    That question wasn't directed to me.

    But I'll answer - talking about it isn't upsetting, which is why I'm asking the question if death panels was accurate. IF you were honest, you'd say "yes" it was accurate. Then we can have a discussion morally, legally and socially about why death panels are or are not a good thing. I'd just like to see a progressive finally admit it. The question "why is it so upsetting" isn't for me, it's for progressives and liberals who support Obama and this appointment. If it weren't upsetting I think progressives would simply come out and admit death panels are the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    I'm new here and don't know you, but do you always hold others to a higher standard than you have for yourself?
    I do when it's directed to me. Perhaps you should have noticed that the question wasn't to me - therefore why would I answer? I'll skip my smarmy slap down to you as you're new by your own admission.

    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    And, instead of parrotting silly Sarah Palin talking points, why don't you take the time to explain how healthcare isn't currently being rationed? kthnx.
    Apparently her silly talking point makes liberals and progressives nervous. So why don't you answer my question... in case you forgot:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham
    So death panels were accurate?
    Got balls to answer it honestly with yes? Doubt it. If you're going to follow the standard left talking points without honesty here - I doubt we'll have much interaction going forward. I do require honest reply's and honest disagreement when I debate issues and I think I garnered respect from a few who disagree ideologically with me. In that respect, yes I hold my high standards to myself and to others. Welcome and enjoy DP.
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