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LaRouche Demands Resignation
Of Gutless Harry Reid

Dec. 24, 2009 (EIRNS)—Lyndon LaRouche today demanded the immediate resignation of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for including a provision in the so-called health reform bill he rammed through the Senate, that violates the constitution by making it impossible to repeal or change the bill. Reid inserted the provision in Sec. 3403 of the bill, which establishes the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), formerly called the Independent Medicare Advisory Board, as a care rationing board to cut costs. LaRouche has charged that this board is a panel equivalent to Hitler's 1939 "T4" policy of genocide in Germany. [See background article on Hitler's Tiergarten 4 program.]

The bill, as pushed through by Reid, says: "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." Reid would throw the Constitution overboard to make the IPAB death-panel the unalterable law of the United States forever! "No one in the Senate has the authority to do that," said LaRouche.

"Harry Reid has committed a crime against humanity," LaRouche charged. "He has consciously condoned a crime against humanity, and this feature of the legislation which he rammed through, is a crime against humanity. And if he has any honor left in him, he is going to resign."