The race for the Minnesota Senate seat in 2008 was won by Al Franken against Republican incumbent Norm Coleman by a total of 312 votes out of 2.9 million people voting. The initial tally was that Norm won by 725 votes. The DNC lawyered up and began working on this and 8 months later, Franken was declared to have won by 312 votes.
While this was going on, a conservative group also was reviewing the records and found that 1099 felons, who were ineligible to vote, also voted in the election, which is a felony if it is done intentionally. While authorities conveniently ignored the effect on the election, they could not just sweep this under the rug, because Minnesota law also requires that this be investigated. So grudgingly, they have been working their way through the report. So far, 177 convictions and 66 more waiting trial. Won’t affect the election outcome or the votes in Congress that have resulted from it.
Obamacare needed 60 votes to pass the Senate. Franken was the 60th vote. Felons by a large majority, cleave to the democratic party. Professional courtesy?
This victimization has now cost every person in the US $2000 a year. That is the average cost as people waffle between paying for much more expensive, and lower quality and coverage health insurance, or paying a penalty. Since a lot of people are paying a penalty that is lower, this means that a lot of people are buying more expensive insurance or paying a larger penalty. That is the out-of-pocket cost. The other cost, according to the lasted and finally more realistic update on expenses by the CBO, is that it is going to rack up $2.6 trillion in costs, not the $1 trillion that it was publicized at.
When they look around to see who has any assets left to pay for this, it’ll be “How about grabbin’ yer ankles for yer ol’ Captain, now.” Victimized again.