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Blue Dogs strike deal: No health vote before recess
The Hill ^ | 7/29/09 | Jared Allen and Mike Soraghan

Posted on 07/29/2009 11:13:57 AM PDT by Nachum

The Energy and Commerce Committee will resume its markup of healthcare legislation Wednesday afternoon under a deal between Blue Dogs and House leaders, but there will be no floor vote on the legislation before August.

Delaying a vote until August was a key demand of the Blue Dogs, along with reducing the cost of the bill by $100 billion and allowing states to create health "co-ops" that would compete with the government-run "public option" and private insurers.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; blue; bluedogs; deal; dogs; strike

1 posted on 07/29/2009 11:13:57 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 07/29/2009 11:14:17 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I still say they’re going to have a floor vote before the next recess.


3 posted on 07/29/2009 11:15:58 AM PDT by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The final turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: Boiling Pots

Whether they vote or not before the recess will determine what I take with me to my rep’s “town hall”.

A sign urging him to vote the correct way,
or a pitchfork and a torch.


4 posted on 07/29/2009 11:17:35 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Nachum

The Blue Dogs got elected as good ‘ol boy, tobacky-chewin’, church-goin’, gun-totin’, pro-lifin’ rednecks. This is just cover for them to keep normal people from calling them out as effete, vin-sippin-with-pinkie-sticking-out, Christian-bashing elites during the August recess.


5 posted on 07/29/2009 11:19:35 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/TeddyVWad.jpg)
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To: Nachum
Just called Okie Boren.........

Guy that answered phone...said he will not be voting for Gobment Health Care.....

I said...he better not in any form.

Left it at that..

6 posted on 07/29/2009 11:19:50 AM PDT by Osage Orange (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. - Will Rogers)
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To: Nachum

I have just let my senators know if there is a vote period on the death care or cap and steal they are history. We are tired of their lip service and lies as to why they can’t do anything. It’s over for most of Congress if these bills are voted on.


7 posted on 07/29/2009 11:21:05 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

“reducing the cost of the bill by $100 billion”

oh.. (whew).. that means it’ll only cost $900B. Yeah, good dogs. /sarc


8 posted on 07/29/2009 11:21:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: Boiling Pots

“I still say they’re going to have a floor vote before the next recess.”

I agree, and it’ll happen in the dead of night.


9 posted on 07/29/2009 11:22:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: MuttTheHoople

Amen,brother!


10 posted on 07/29/2009 11:23:31 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: MuttTheHoople

Amen,brother!


11 posted on 07/29/2009 11:23:36 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: ScottinVA
(whew).. that means it’ll only cost $900B

The math I've been reading, it means the cost will only be $1.5 trillion.

12 posted on 07/29/2009 11:26:11 AM PDT by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: freekitty

Pelosi and Rahm can threaten them all they want; but if they are not in office(this includes both parties)it won’t matter.


13 posted on 07/29/2009 11:26:25 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Nachum

We need to ask “If the plan is so great, why is it good for US but not for THEM?”


14 posted on 07/29/2009 11:32:56 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Nachum

The Blue Dog’s got their individual payoffs. The floor vote will be before the recess.


15 posted on 07/29/2009 11:35:01 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: MuttTheHoople

Maybe The Blue Dogs are looking for cover, and maybe they’re really trying to do the right thing, I don’t know, but when the other Congresscum get back to their districts, they’d better listen to the the people and vote accordingly!


16 posted on 07/29/2009 11:36:09 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Just your average Whitey bitterly clinging to my guns and religion! FUBO Racist Kenyan Usurper!)
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To: Nachum

The are no Blue Dogs.

They are Red Scum.


17 posted on 07/29/2009 11:41:15 AM PDT by Yankee (Welcome to Obama's Fourth Reich.)
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“....By reducing the cost by $100 billion, the total price tag of the bill should be brought under $1 trillion.....”

Oh thank God, I really thought we would be in more debt than that. Wow, these guys are amazing how they save here and there.I guess I’ll tell my wife we’ll buy those 2 yachts we do not need to save 10% on the entire deal.


18 posted on 07/29/2009 11:45:46 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: Nachum
What's the difference?

and

19 posted on 07/29/2009 11:58:11 AM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org/)
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To: Nachum

Maybe when some of these clowns are out at recess someone will hit them in the b@lls during dodgeball.


20 posted on 07/29/2009 12:02:38 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Forget going Galt. Its time to go Braveheart.)
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To: ScottinVA

It’ll be $1.4 Trillion instead of $1.5. BGDD.


21 posted on 07/29/2009 12:03:26 PM PDT by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: Nachum
” We cut the cost of the bill, delayed a floor vote and ensured that the public option will not be forced on anyone,” said Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.) who has led the negotiations for the Blue Dogs. “Members will have time to go home to talk to their constituents and actually read the bill.”

It aint pretty, but its a move that will not please Obama and the moonbats who wanted public option to be key part of the bill. Now if this is delayed until they come back, I would have to ask everyone slamming the Bluedogs right now, what are you going to be doing during the month of August, Writing letters to your representatives, or going on vacation and cursing bluedogs?

I can't say it enough, Get Involved

22 posted on 07/29/2009 12:10:40 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: IM2MAD
We need to ask “If the plan is so great, why is it good for US but not for THEM?”

Absolutely!!! And this should be part of the deal! In what other job does an employee vote in his own raise and health care benefits??? Only in the U.S. privileged class known as Congress!

23 posted on 07/29/2009 12:35:56 PM PDT by Faith
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