These words, "reconciliation" and "recommit" as used in the House and Senate are anything but reconciliatory. Speaker Pelosi and House democrats made a motion to enact "recommit" rules in the House in January, 2009. The effect muzzled any protest or meaningful debate on pending legislation by the opposing party. The most current offspring of recommit rules are the staggering stimulus ($780 Billion) and the drowning-in-pork omnibus appropriations bill.
But wait, there's more...in addition to "recommit", the Speaker has not ruled out using "reconciliation" in order to shove through legislation usurping the health care industry under the guise of "universal health care" without so much as a whimper of protest. I don't pretend to understand the inner workings of the House and Senate, to be sure. However, on the enormous issue of government in essence seizing the health care industry, I believe that debate is in order. We need to demand it.
The brazen disregard by the Democrats of the intentions of check-and-balance provided by the U.S. Constitution is chilling. Before our country's leaders commit WE THE PEOPLE to a socialistic health care system, it needs to be scrutinized and debated by ALL of the representatives who have been elected to the House and Senate.
I know most people believe that the U.S. government is our friend. Here, No. An engorged and sickening stimulus bill was passed without EVEN BEING READ. What makes this any different? Health care, 17% of our national economy, is at risk of being taken over by the people who are in ultimate charge of the DMV and post office. Can you even begin to imagine a doctor visit a la department of public safety?
Pay attention to what's going on in Washington. Reconciliation and Recommit are not what they appear to be.