A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece for AmSpec about the AMA’s cynical endorsement of Obamacare. Byron York (via GruntDoc) provides the latest chapter of this tawdry tale:

Something unusual and largely unnoticed happened last week as Democrats pushed the national health care bill through the House. In a complicated, late-night maneuver, on a party-line vote, the House Rules Committee used the health bill to pave the way for a $210 billion increase in Medicare payments to doctors, without any money budgeted to pay for it.

In other words, the Dems aren’t merely paying a $210 billion bribe to ensure the AMA’s continued complicity in the gigantic fraud they call “reform,” they’re compunding the offense with budget skulduggery.

Nancy Pelosi and her accomplices, remembering that the Senate version of the AMA bribe went down in flames, used the Orwellian tactic of attaching theirs to a measure calling for fiscal discipline:

It was a particularly slick move, even by congressional standards. With one vote, committee Democrats managed to propose spending a huge amount of money while also claiming to clamp down on spending.

What a bunch of crooks! It’s difficult to decide which entity is more cynical and dishonest: the American Medical Association or the Democrat-controlled Congress. Too close to call.

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