Obama doesn't want the bloodbath of a Senate hearing.
Sounds simple, but it gets worse. Much worse.
1. Step one: Pass the nuclear option to give Obama Mexican-style one-party dictator status.
The the 'nuclear option' has some horrid side effects.
2. Step two: Now, the president can populate the 15-seat The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) with no formidable opposition in the Senate.
The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), a component of ObamaCare, has effective congressional powers to impose taxes and penalties. Call it a death panel.
What's that got to do with Sebelius?
The IPAB is part of her Department.
3. Step three: Obamabot Sebelius becomes the tax-and-penalty death panel Czar.
And we thought the IRS was bad.
Wake me when the nightmare is over.
IS THIS THE ALARMING REASON KATHLEEN SEBELIUS HASN’T BEEN FIRED?Continue reading ►
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Michael F. Cannon, the Cato Institute’s director of health policy studies, has recently been warning Americans about the ramifications of the U.S. Senate unleashing the “nuclear option” and what it means for the nation’s healthcare industry.
Much of it is related to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) which some, including Glenn Beck, have likened to “death panels.”
Speaking on the Glenn Beck Program Monday, Cannon explained that IPAB “has the power to do all sorts of things that really the Constitution leaves to Congress, like enact or impose taxes…”
“This is supposed to be a 15-member board, but if no one is seated on that board — if the president and the Senate cannot agree on whom the president will appoint… then all of IPAB’s powers fall, all of those legislative powers, fall to the Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius,” he said.
Many have wondered why Sebelius hasn’t lost her job amidst the calamitous rollout of Obamacare, and Cannon suggested that it might be related to IPAB and the nuclear option.
“If (President Obama) fires Kathleen Sebelius for breaking the law, for an incompetent rollout of Obamacare, he would then have to nominate a new Secretary of Health and Human Services who would have to be confirmed by the Senate,” Cannon explained. “Now, it would be easier because he could get that appointee through with just 51 votes, but the confirmation hearings would be a bloodbath…”
“This would be the first the Health and Human Services Secretary who would wield all those lawmaking powers that IPAB gives that office,” he noted. “So it’s much easier for him if he just lets her stay in place, and then all those powers fall to her. She never had to go through that rigorous selection process, because there was no IPAB when she was nominated.”
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