Skip to comments...Obama: Dems..Will Use Reconcil.-Pass Senate Health Care Reform Fix, If No Given Up or Down Vote
Posted on 03/02/2010 9:29:02 PM PST by STARWISE
White House officials tell ABC News that in his remarks tomorrow President Obama will indicate a willingness to work with Republicans on some issue to get a health care reform bill passed but will suggest that if it is necessary, Democrats will use the controversial "reconciliation" rules requiring only 51 Senate votes to pass the "fix" to the Senate bill, as opposed to the 60 votes to stop a filibuster and proceed to a vote on a bill.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been awaiting the presidents remarks direction on how health care reform will proceed.
In his remarks, scheduled to be at the White House, the president will paint a picture of what he will say will happen without a health care reform bill skyrocketing premiums, everyone at the mercy of the insurance industry as recently seen with the 39% premium increases proposed by Anthem Blue Cross in California.
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He just doesn't care about anything except more Big Brother control and the new 100+ agencies and bureaucracies and operatives for the unions ... the blacklash could be historic.
GOP should say “when you quit the ciggies, Bummer, then we’ll talk.”
IMHO, nobama has proven he’s an idiot one more time.
Somebody please tell me the difference between a reconciliation vote and an up-or-down vote.
The way I understand it, both are the same thing.
Reconciliation - gotta have 51 votes.
Up-or-down - gotta have 51 votes.
Full article LONG title, and so the abbreviation:
President Obama to Say Democrats Will Use Reconciliation to Pass Senate Health Care Reform Fix, If Not Given Up or Down Vote
Him & his commie rats will all be gone soon, vote them out!
DO NOT LET THE JAKE TAPPER AND THE DEM MEDIA BURY THAT TERMINOLOGY.
these Dem party work games need to stop today.
SCREAM AT THE DEMS ON THE PHONE AND CALL IT THE NUKING THE CONSTITUTION !
Obama would be spitting into the collective eye of every American if this is what he does.
Then there will be no going back, he will have crossed to Rubicon.
Form this time forward, his entire Administration will then be seen as a blatant “End justify the Means” experiment.
And it will be one that, like Communism, will FAIL.
All that the GOP needs to do is say that THEY WILL REPEAL it the Moment they take back power.
That is all
REAP THE WHIRLWIND,
Senator Obama (D-Kenya).
The difference is the Focus Group that said you sound better saying Up or down vote
This guy has a lot of power. The dems in the senate are waiting for their master to tell them what to do. I had no idea it was supposed to work that way. Again, who is he? Or “what” is he?
Progressive ends always justify the Means. Always.
The American people [Obama] dont care about Senate rules. - Obama on reconciliation
The Senate bill must first pass the House any there are serious doubts that it has the votes to pass.
The American people do care about Senate rules. The traitors to America who voted for and worship obama don’t. All the traitors want is the free money obama promised them.
All this emphasis on the Senate is smoke and mirrors.
The House is where the battle is going to be fought.
The Reconciliation issue is for House Democrats to be conned into voting for the Senate version with the promise that any issues they have would be fixed in Reconciliation.
But the Bill would still be passed.
The House is where the Bill must be defeated, not the Senate.
Up-or-down - gotta have 51 votes.
Think of it as a chocolate covered turd. One covered in white chocolate, the other in dark chocolate.