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Supreme Court Nominee Kagan Faces Tough Grilling on Healthcare Reform

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Republican Senators plan to question Elena Kagan on constitutionality of healthcare reform law.  The recently passed healthcare reform legislation could play a role in Senate hearings on the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the United States Supreme Court.  FOX News reported that Wyoming Republican John Barrasso, who is also a physician, intends to quiz Kagan on the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law.  He plans to focus on the individual mandate that requires all citizens to purchase some type of healthcare coverage.  According to Barrasso, “That’s a 10th Amendment issue.  She is going to have to make a decision, if she’s on the court, about how that goes forward with these 20 states suing.”  Senator Jeff Sessions, (R-AL), the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, agrees, saying “You’ll have that anytime you have a 2,000-page bill.  A judge has got to be able to say no even to a signature issue of the person who appoints them.”

When President Barack Obama nominated Kagan as his administration’s solicitor general, she was approved by the Senate by a 61 – 31 vote – with three Republicans who presently serve on the Judiciary Committee supporting her.  This time around, their level of support is unclear.  Complicating Kagan’s confirmation vote is the fact she was confirmed for her current post in March of 2009, long before the healthcare reform debate split Congress along strict party lines.

“I will be glad to counter the Republicans when they actually step forward into the light of day and make their arguments.  That will be the time to counter them,” noted Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Judiciary Committee’s chairman.

“Obamacare” Equals Socialism: Monica Crowley

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Conservative Monica Crowley says healthcare reform is a ploy to remake America as a socialist state.  Conservative Monica Crowley – known for her Washington Times columns, Fox News commentary and as a panelist on The McLaughlin Group – is anything but a fan of the recently passed healthcare reform legislation.  In a Washington Times column, Crowley writes that “…the American people have been shackled by a new set of chains. What the Democrats did was not just pass a horrendously expensive, corrupt and destructive healthcare bill.  They took a big chunk out of our exceptionalism.  They are turning us rather quickly into France.  Or Great Britain.”

According to Crowley, “He (President Obama) is accomplishing this by expanding government in unprecedented ways.  By expanding government into every nook and cranny of your life – through healthcare, cap-and-trade and education policy – he will exponentially grow the base of people dependent on the federal government.  By doing that, he will create a permanent Democratic majority.”

Crowley goes on to suggest that President Obama’s real goal is to establish a socialist state.  “The objective:  a massive welfare state, a la France and Greece – both of which, by the way, are sinking fast under their monstrous debts.  By transferring millions more Americans to the public dole through healthcare entitlements, he is growing our debt to levels that will bring about the end of the dollar as the exceptional cornerstone of the world’s monetary structure,” Crowley opines.

“This is why most Americans are not going to settle for less than the fully monty:  absolute and total repeal of Obamacare.  Healthcare ‘reform’ was never about healthcare.  It was about expanding government into every part of your life as an excuse to confiscate more of your private property, strip you of your constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and remake America into a two-bit, second-rate, debt-laden European socialist backwater.”