I think that sums it up. We are gambling with our futures.
This is probably crazy talk, but has anyone considered that maybe enough backlash happens and new enough information comes to light (including revised scoring from CBO and the Actuary, plus clarification of the fuzzy math used by the House) - that the SENATE develops a conscience and finds a way to kill this thing?
I know, crazy....
No honor among thieves, don't cha know?
Take a look at Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Judd Greggs statement tonight.
Immediately after receiving the final reconciliation bill language, Senate Republican staff was ready and willing to meet with Senate Democratic staff and the Senate Parliamentarian to discuss the fact that the House reconciliation bill may be brought down by the 310(g) point of order in the Senate. Senate Democrats are mysteriously unavailable until after the House votes on the health care bill tonight. The Senate Democrats appear to be pushing off this meeting so that House Democrats will remain in the dark about what is likely to happen to the reconciliation bill on which many have staked their careers in Congress. House Democrats should be alarmed by this latest development, since the survival of the reconciliation bill is clearly at risk in the Senate.