AGW and ‘US healthcare reform’ (HCR) are siblings today. ‘Siblings’ in exhibiting signs of well-deserved (for their detractors) and painful (for their supporters) demise. Though, while I believe AGW is in its death spiral (AGW death throes), HCR seems to have more lives than a litter of kittens (HCR – proof of life).
The parallels of each ’crisis’ are undeniable. On the AGW side there are the ‘warmists’ who are basically saying ‘if we don’t stop AGW by getting rid of all that contributes to it, the planet is doomed’. On the HCR side we have President Obama now saying,
If we don’t pass it, here’s the guarantee….your premiums will go up, your employers are going to load up more costs on you,” he said. “Potentially they’re going to drop your coverage, because they just can’t afford an increase of 25 percent, 30 percent in terms of the costs of providing health care to employees each and every year.
The president said that the costs of Medicare and Medicaid are on an “unsustainable” trajectory and if there is no action taken to bring them down, “the federal government will go bankrupt.”
Hence, according to President Obama, you and the nation are doomed. Link
Sen. Reid has done everything he could to get all 60 Senators who caucus with him to vote for cloture on his HCR bill (Sen. Lieberman – I (NH) ). This has angered those that demand a ‘public option’ such as Sen. Burris - D (IL), as noted by CW below: Democrat Infighting May Doom ObamaCare
With transparency finally coming to the data behind AGW theory, Cope – 15 in disarray, and legal preparation being made, AGW will die. The question that remains is exactly how long the ‘consensus’ theme will remain. The UN will do all it can to maintain it even though the theory itself is now scientifically untenable. That, by itself, should convince anyone who is ‘on the fence’ that AGW is nothing but a global Ponzi scheme.
HCR still has some legs. If Sen. Nelson – D (NE) falls into the ‘yes for cloture’ pile, Sen. Reid will have his 60. Then the conference committee will get to work torturing both versions into one that the negotiators (most likely all Democrats) like. The changes in conference may or may not be considered sufficient enough for another full debate in both houses and the bill could end up on the President’s desk in fairly short order. If the 60 yes votes don’t materialize, and soon, the signature agenda item President Obama demanded will most likely die on the vine thanks to the 2010 election year, notwithstanding Pelosi’s message linked above. Whether you are or not a constituent of Sen. Nelson – D (NE), contact him to let him know you support his “no” vote on cloture.
So, two liberal boondoggles in various stages of death. All that remains is to continue to the fight against both and hope zombification doesn’t take hold.