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  •  If Obama vetoes this, does the Hyde Amendment (2+ / 0-)
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    go down with it? That would be something.

    What are its chances in the Senate, anyway?

    It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness - Eleanor Roosevelt

    by Fish in Illinois on Wed Feb 09, 2011 at 10:26:06 AM PST

    •  Nope (1+ / 0-)
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      The Hyde Amendment is federal law and the only way it can be invalidated is through legislation or being struck down by the USSC.  Some of the language in this bill has been addressed before in the Hyde Amendment but IMO this bill goes waaaaaaaaaaay to far even it was approved and signed into law.  Of course with the right-wing activist USSC, anything is possible, but my bet is even they would strike most of this bill down as unconstitutional.  Fortunately we won't have to find out as this bill is going nowhere.  Of course Obama would veto this nonsense and it may get past the House but that's about all.   IMO this is the republiks mostly wasting time when they promised to focus on jobs.

      Mr. Boehner where are the jobs?

      •  Thought it had to be renewed yearly (2+ / 0-)
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        Or I've been mixing up my political news with my Consumer Reports subscription.

        It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness - Eleanor Roosevelt

        by Fish in Illinois on Wed Feb 09, 2011 at 10:51:05 AM PST

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        •  Don't think so. (1+ / 0-)
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          Anyway but I don't believe this would affect the Hyde Amendment either way.  That's what makes the GOP look so phony about the entire process except to only their far right-wing religious (sic) conservatives.

          Mr. Boehner where are the jobs?

          •  If the Hyde amendment were acceptable to Rs, (1+ / 0-)
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            we wouldn't be having this discussion.

            I do wonder however how this argument about how everything between an abortion and Federal money is so connected, ala the six degrees of Kevin Bacon, and the presumed rightfulness of the Federal government to reach the entire distance in between to get at the abortions, will affect the scope of the necessary and proper and commerce clauses whichare probably its foundation if it has any, in the HCR litigations saying you can't make a person buy an insurance policy if you are the Feds. If one is constitutonal, the other will be as well.

            •  Interesting (0+ / 0-)

              however IMO one is a restriction on a woman's right to choose what to do about their own body and even state laws prohibiting abortion have been ruled unconstitutional.  By singling out a single medical procedure as being exempt from allowance as a tax deduction it is in effect a limit on the freedom of all women in this country.
              I am not a lawyer so this is a layman's opinion but unless laws requiring individuals to purchase auto insurance or be subject to a fine are also considered unconstitutional, the requirement to purchase health insurance or pay a tax penalty surely would not be.
              That's my take anyway but with the current right-wing crew in the USSC anything is possible.

              Mr. Boehner, where are the jobs?

              by Tx LIberal on Wed Feb 09, 2011 at 08:20:26 PM PST

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