|This article appears in the January 8, 2010 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
UNCONSTITUTIONAL `PERPETUITY CLAUSES' INSERTED
Obama's Nazi Health Bill
Is a British Assault on the U.S.A.
by Edward Spannaus
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Dec. 31President Obama and his top aides were directly involved in drafting the clauses in the Senate health bill (H.R. 3590) which attempt to prohibit any future Congress from ever altering the Nazi "T-4" cost-cutting policies emitting from the Independent Medicare Advisory Board (IMAB).
EIR's investigations have revealed that the clauses were secretly inserted into the Senate bill during the negotiations that took place behind closed doors in Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) office between Oct. 14 (the day after the Senate Finance Committee approved its version of the bill), and Oct. 26, when it was announced that negotiations had concluded. The Reid bill was filed in the Senate on Nov. 19, at the point that Reid was certain he was close to having the 60 votes required to overcome a Republican filibuster.
Lyndon LaRouche stated that this provision forbidding any future changes in the bill, is not only flagrantly unconstitutional. "It has all the paw-marks" of the British operation against Europe, contained in the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which had the identical irreversible feature. Even Hitler only declared himself dictator for life, LaRouche remarked. "This is tantamount to a British act of war against the United States, by trying to impose this condition. The way the bill was composed follows the pattern set by the British in crafting the policies for the Lisbon Treaty." Those who collaborate with the unconstitutional attempt to commit our government to mass murder, are committing crimes tantamount to treason.
Reid, Emanuel Lock the Doors
On Oct. 13, the Senate Democratic website announced that "senior White House officials" would be joining Sens. Christopher Dodd (Conn.), Max Baucus (Mont.), and Reid in an effort to merge the bills coming out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee headed by Dodd, and the Senate Finance Committee headed by Baucus. The next day, it was reported that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag, Health "Czar" Nancy-Ann DeParle, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius were seated at the conference table in Reid's office, along with the three Senators.
On Oct. 18, the Washington Post ran a story entitled "Small Group Now Leads Closed Negotiations on Health-Care Bill," noting that despite Obama's campaign promises to conduct negotiations on health-care reform legislation in a transparent mannereven televised on C-SPANthree Senators and top White House officials were meeting behind closed doors to hammer out the final Senate bill. The Post noted that the White House team was being led by Emanuel, and that tie-breaking votes would be cast by Reid and by Emanuel, the latter acting as proxy for Obama.
According to various accounts, this group met continuously until Oct. 26. The Reid bill was first made public on Nov. 19, with many Senators, Democrats included, complaining that they had been left in the dark over the revised bill.
While the news media and commentators fixated on the so-called "public option," buried in the Reid bill was one of the most sinister provisions ever written into Congressional legislation: clauses asserting that the provisions concerning IMAB and its Nazi policies could never be changed by a future Senate or House of Representatives.
Exemplary is a clause, part of Section 3403 creating the IMAB, that reads: "It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection." (Subsection (d)(3)(C)).
Immediately preceding this, are two clauses stating: "It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, or amendment" that would repeal or change the IMAB legislation or an IMAB recommendation unless it meets the cost-cutting criteria specified earlier in the bill. And any waiver of this requires a three-fifths vote of the full Senate.
Who Stuck This In?
These "perpetuity" clauses were not in the IMAB section as voted out of the Senate Finance Committee, although most of the surrounding language in the IMAB section in Reid's bill was taken, often word-for-word, from the Baucus bill.
The fingerprints of Obama, Emanuel, and Orszag are all over this unconstitutional, fascist provision. From the outset, Obama was promoting an expanded version of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), what Obama called "MedPAC on steroids," as a means of slashing medical costs, or "bending the cost curve," as he put it. Obama suggested that this be modeled on the BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) Commission, whose recommendations cannot be altered, only voted up or down by a joint resolution of both houses of Congress. Sources with access to the White House have confirmed that the President is the biggest booster of this "independent" board, modeled on Britain's NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), which is itself modelled on Adolf Hitler's September-October 1939 decree establishing the euthanasia T-4 board (see box).
In June, Orszag himself drafted legislation to create an Independent Medicare Advisory Council (IMAC). On July 17, he sent his draft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), with a cover letter stating that either his version, or the approach being put forward by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) to expand MedPAC and make it an independent agency empowered to "improve efficiency and performance throughout the Medicare system," would be acceptable. A senior Congressional source later told EIR that Emanuel and Orszag were hammering House leaders, and insisting that the IMAC issue was the only non-negotiable issue in the entire health bill, as far as the White House was concerned.
Going into Reid's secret negotiations, the Senate HELP bill had no IMAC/IMAB provision, (nor did the House bill), and the Baucus bill had an IMAB section which was said to have closely followed the White House's demands. But, obviously, it was still not enough for Emanuel, Orszag & Co. What emerged from the secret conclave in Reid's office, is a moral and constitutional affront to our Republic and the American people.
Briefed on the EIR investigation-to-date, LaRouche observed that the "in perpetuity" language conformed to "what I've observed in Rahm Emanuel's method of speaking. Only an impassioned illiterate would insert such an obvious British formula. It read more like a text that was dictated, than something composed. The illiteracy of the text suggested that Rahm Emanuel played a decisive role. I came to that conclusion, based on profile, even before the evidence was assembled."