Congress will use any chicanery available to shove this bill down the throats of the American public. The worst part of this whole thing is that we could have had healthcare reform if that's what they truly wanted. Certain parts of the bill would have passed had they been voted on individually, but that's not what the Dems in Congress wanted. They didn't - and don't - want reform. They want a takeover.
They could still get reform if they would only do what the American public is asking them to do and step back, break the huge bill into smaller parts, and start over. But no, they are going to revert to a policy that flies in the face of the specific instructions in the Constitution.
Representatives say that it is Constitutional, though it doesn't follow the very specific set of instructions in the Constitution, and that they've been using it since the 1930's and that it's ridiculous to believe that Congress would use an unconstitutional policy for that long. Ridiculous? More like highly probable. The Congress has shown so little respect for and adherence to the Constitution for so many years that the idea that they would institute policies defiant of the Constitution is the furthest thing from ridiculous. The only reason they've gotten away with it for so long is that nobody knew about it because they've never used it on anything of this magnitude. The idea of creating a new entitlement program which will bankrupt a country they have already relegated to the poor house and do it all without an actual vote is appalling, offensive and despicable.
And people wonder why I wrote a novel about Congress getting wiped out.