Rasmussen poll: Only 34 percent favor health care bill before Congress

Ben Nelson caves, democrats do not care that the American people don’t want this bill

ZERO republican votes.  Thank you, Republicans.  A NO vote is what the majority wants!  And make them read the whole thing.

NEW POLL OUT TODAY:

Only 26 percent strongly approve of President Obama’s performance

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 26% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -14 (see trends).

Just 34% believe that passing the health care legislation currently before Congress is better than passing nothing. Fifty-seven percent (57%) take the opposite view.

Posted:  12.19.09

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Filed under Barack Obama, health care, politics, President Barack Obama, Uncategorized

11 responses to “Rasmussen poll: Only 34 percent favor health care bill before Congress

  1. Pingback: The Nightmare Before Christmas – Obamacare | Mitt Romney Central

  2. bellalu0

    The chairman of Nebraska’s Republican Party declared Nelson’s decision to be the end of his political career in Nebraska, and within hours of Nelson’s announcement, the state GOP launched a Web site, http://www.givebentheboot.com, to collect funds to oust the Democrat in the 2012 election.

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  3. Mel

    Our country is being raped, every day another attack on our freedoms. Is forcing people to buy healthcare even constitutional?

    Ben Nelson is a disgrace, should go to jail for accepting a bribe.

    I hear Geraldo yapping about how this healthcare is a coup for Obama – pass something, anything or what? To what end? Sad day, depressing right before Christmas.

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  4. Mel

    1. Sen. Ben Nelson’s “Cornhusker Kickback.” The CBO says the Nebraska Democrat sellout’s special Medicaid expansion subsidy will initially cost an estimated $100 million.

    2. New England’s Special Syrup. Vermont and Massachusetts will get similar (though less generous) special treatment by the feds in covering Medicaid expansion costs. Combined with Nebraska’s tab, the exclusive clique’s payoffs will cost taxpayers $1.2 billion over 10 years. At least.

    3. Corruptocrat Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd’s Christmas wish. He’s plunging in the polls and in need of a little bacon to bring home. A $100 million item for construction of a university hospital was inserted in the Senate health care bill at the request of Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., who faces a difficult re-election campaign, his office said Sunday night.

    4. “Some insurers are more equal than others” tax exemption. The WSJ reports that nonprofit insurance companies will be exempt from a new, nearly $7 billion tax to pay for Demcare. Democrat Sens. Ben “Blank Check” Nelson and Carl Levin of Michigan pushed hard for the tax exemption, which will exempt insurers in their states.

    5. The Frontier freebie. Several lucky states will see an increase in Medicare payments to hospitals and doctors, the NYT reports, — “where at least 50 percent of the counties are ‘frontier counties,’ defined as those having a population density less than six people per square mile. And which are the lucky states? The bill gives no clue. But the Congressional Budget Office has determined that Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming meet the criteria.”

    6. More Democrat hospital bennies. Also via NYT: “Another provision of the bill would increase Medicare payments to certain “low-volume hospitals” treating limited numbers of Medicare patients. Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of Iowa and chairman of the Senate health committee, said this ‘important fix’ would help midsize Iowa hospitals in Grinnell, Keokuk and Spirit Lake.

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  5. bellalu0

    And all these bribes are just to get the democrats to vote for it. At least they didn’t get any republican votes. They act like it’s their money they are passing around. For too long they have done this sort of thing but this is the worst in history. Americans are watching.

    They took a call from a woman on CNN after the vote last night, and I think they thought she was going to say how happy she would be if it passed because she had a son with some serious illness, but instead she said, yes, she would like it if the lifetime limit was raised, but she didn’t believe anything they said and did not trust the politicians so she would prefer to wait and think about it more and do tort reform, et cetera. They got her off pretty quick because she didn’t say what they wanted her to say. Gupta was almost speechless. Just shows though how deep the opposition is to this, some polls up to 61 percent against.

    Maybe it won’t pass after all. John McCain said “we have just begun to fight.” It’s not done just yet. Too bad he didn’t fight during the campaign.

    One thing for sure, they can all be cleaned out in a few months. 2010 is right around the corner.

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  6. bellalu0

    And Geraldo – I was reading up on him recently and he is worst than Tiger Woods with the women. A real womanizer who can’t be true to one woman, as one of his exwives said. He’s in his fourth marriage and the last one he had made her believe that all that was in the past, he said in an interview that he was absolutely true to her and then about two months later it came out he was at it again. He said himself something about hundreds of women. He wrote a book called Exposed or something like that where he has told his “story”. This was before his third marriage. So he is a scumbag. I believe I heard him tell Imus that he gave wife number three 60 percent of his income because he “felt so guilty.” Right.

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  7. Mel

    Geraldo is nasty – yeah, I remember he left one wife and kids for another young thing and then left her too.

    Notice how everything is about Obama and his legacy? He could care less about what Americans want or need. I believe he’s going to go down in history as the worst President ever.

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  8. bellalu0

    One good thing about it is there will be a landslide for the republicans on 2012. There seems to be a 36 percentage in favor of what’s going on and also 36 percentage of those who would vote democrat at this point. It should only go down from there. There has been a great falling away since the election and it really wasn’t all that heavy in favor of Obama. But a lot of his support has eroded and will continue to erode because he is an awful president.

    But we may have a united country after all. United against the Obama way.

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  9. bellalu0

    Harry Reid just gave a press conference. I couldn’t watch it. He doesn’t look very well, too much stress I guess.

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  10. Mel

    It may be too late by 2012….especially when the ram through amnesty for illegals. Gone will be our borders, culture and language.

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  11. CONGRESS MIGHT PASS THE HEALTH BILL WITHOUT VOTING ON IT: A STEP CLOSER TO TYRANNY

    There was a time when I wouldn’t believe that members of congress would be so out of touch with the American people that they would have to resort to underhanded tactics to thwart the will of the people.

    Well, Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, is thinking of doing just that. Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY) came up with what is now known as the “Slaughter Solution” or “Deem and Pass” that will let the House of Representatives deem the Senate Health Bill as passed in the House without any representative voting on it. Once they use this outrageous procedure, the house leadership can then have additional language inserted into the bill that will satisfy those House Democrats who oppose the bill in its original form.

    Meanwhile, in order for Senate Democrats to be able to use the Reconciliation procedure – a procedure that circumvents the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster – the House must pass the Senate Bill ‘as is’, with the exact same wording, before changes can be made. However, the Democratic leadership in the House doesn’t have enough votes to do that and one of the biggest reasons is that the Senate Bill has a provision that allows for taxpayer funded abortions.

    I believe that the Slaughter Solution is not only dishonest and smacks of dirty tricks, but I also believe that it is unconstitutional as is most of the legislation that congress has passed in recent years. Article I, Section VII, Clause II of the U.S. Constitution clearly states: “…the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively…” This newly invented “Slaughter Solution” clearly does not allow this type of procedure.

    The Democratic leadership in the Senate has tried to assure the Democratic leadership in the House that if the House simply passes the bill as it is, the Senate will make changes amenable to the House after the fact. Pro-life House members, led by Bart Stupak (D-MI) are balking at this assurance and pointed to the hundreds of House bills that are currently still wallowing in the Senate. He also wants to see the changes in writing as he doesn’t trust his own party’s leaders.

    If the Democratic leaderhip in the Senate imposes the ‘Reconciliation Rule’ to pass this bill, unfortunately for them, that alone will not be enough to get the bill passed. The reconciliation procedure, also known as the ‘Byrd Rule’ named after Senator Robert Byrd, is already extremely controversial. Senator Byrd is on the record in Congress saying his rule was “Never intended” to pass this kind of legislation, so the House leadership appears ready to adopt the Slaughter Solution instead. If the Slaughter Solution is instituted, the House of Representatives will actually pass the almost $875 billion bill without the members of the House actually voting on it. This is outrageous and smacks of something we would expect from the Russian politburo or a marxist distatorship.

    Although the “Slaughter Solution” or the “deem and pass” rule has been used in the past, it has never been used to pass legislation as momentous as the $875 billion health-care bill. It is one of three options that Nancy Pelosi said she is considering for a House vote, but she added that she prefers this method because it would politically protect lawmakers who are reluctant to publicly support the measure. What an outrageous statement, particulalrly in view of constitutional requirements of Article I, Section VII, Clause II previously mentioned in this article.

    There is also a 1998 Supreme Court ruling, CLINTON v. CITY OF NEW YORK (97-1374), that said each house of Congress must approve the exact same text of a bill before it can become law. A self-executing “deem and pass” rule would sidestep that requirement, former federal appellate judge Michael McConnell said in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed and it would be unconstitutional.

    The American people have overwhelmingly rejected this bill, but the President and the Democrat leaders in both houses of congress seem intent on using misinformation, lies, deceit, bribery and any other questionable and unconstitutional procedure to ram this socialist legislation down the throats of the American people without a public discussion of the merits. Why?

    We are fast approaching a point of no return in America. If our Marxist President and the Democratic-Socialist leadership in congress are successful in passing this Health Bill, they will be emboldened to pass other critical legislation on their agenda to bring a free America to its knees. If the Health Bill is passed, they will quickly move to pass an all-encompassing Amnesty Bill, followed by a massive Cap and Trade Bill, a National biometric ID Card Bill and then the takeover of America will be almost complete. All that will be left is for them to come for our guns.

    Let us remember that at critical points in human history, only a few generations have been given the honor and privlege of defending ‘Freedom’ in its maximum hour of danger.

    In 1776, our founders’ generation were given the honor and privlege of defending ‘Freedom’ in its maximum hour of danger, which resulted in the birth of this great nation that is still a beacon of hope to the freedom loving people of the world.

    The generations of World War I and World War II were also given the honor and privlege of defending ‘Freedom’ in its maximun house of danger.

    Today in America, we again find ourselves in a critical point in history, for ‘Freedom’ once again is in mortal danger, just as it was in 1776 and in WWI and WWII. Our generation is facing a different kind of mortal danger to our “Freedom’ because that danger is not coming from some foreign country, king, dictator or enemy combatants, but it is coming from our own federal government.

    Our Founders told us that “Governments get their just powers from the consent of the governed and whenever the government becomes destructive of these ends, it is not only the people’s Right, but it is their sacred Duty to change the government. “

    In 2010, we are now the generation that has been given the honor and privlege of defending ‘Freedom’ in its maximum hour of danger and this is our time to perform that sacred duty. We must stand up, speak up and be willing to actively resist the growing unconstitutional actions of the our federal government that puts the interests of government leaders and the oligarchy ahead of the interests of the people. By definition, this is tryanny.

    Let us act before it’s too late, not just for ourselves, but for our children and our children’s children. I pray to God that we will be successful, for the free people of the world are depending on us.

    GOD BLESS A FREE AMERICA!!!!!!

    John Wallace
    http://www.TeaPartyRep.com

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