Skip to comments.Snowe to vote YES on Baucus Bill [per MSNBC}
Posted on 10/13/2009 10:07:19 AM PDT by ejdrapes
Per MSNBC's front page, Olympia Snowe will vote YES on the Baucus Bill. No surprise here....
I will pay $1,000 cash to watch, in either case.
With Snowe voting “yes” watch for Lincoln to vote “no.” Lincoln is in very deep doo doo in Arkansas because she voted for the “stimulus” and waited too long to come out against a government run option. Most voters in Arkansas now view her very negatively, and she is currently losing to all of her declared 2010 Repub opponents. Lincoln has survived politcally by aggresively promoting her “moderate, indpendent, pro-Second Amendment” credentials back home while usually siding with her liberal colleagues on the Senate floor in Washington. A classic phony. She is going to have an extremely difficult if not impossible re-election effort in 2010 as Arkansas in trending brighter Red under Obama’s presidency.
This chick would sign the Communist Manifesto if it was set in front of her. You know, out of bipartisanship.
And the people who brought this about will be long gone by the time we see the results of what they’ve done.
Time to show her the way to the unemployment line.
Look at it this way. Now she can come out and ridicule Harry Reid after he rewrites the entire bill, and vote NO. It actually is not only her best option but the Republicans best option in the long run.
Pond scum has a higher standing with me than Olympia Snowe does. Why is she even a Republican? Get her the f*** out of the Senate.
Got to keep an eye on things going to Maine...wink wink
What did she get and why is the President meeting personally with some...they get a little something I am sure!!
WE HAVE TO GET READY FOR THE BIG VOTE...NEED A HUGE GATHERING!!
Do you think Congress should vote on bills without reading them? How about voting on bills that dont even exist yet, except in fragments?
The Senate Finance Committee is poised to vote on a massive health care reform bill on Tuesday allegedly authored by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.). A glaring, outrageous, unreported fact is that the bills actual text has been kept secret. No one actually knows whats in it not even the senators who will be told to vote for it.
Perhaps the Nobel committee will award President Obama another prize to share with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, for imagination in medical financing.
Bits and pieces are leaking out, but entire sections will be added later. Thats what happened with the House version. Nobody read the bill, and 75 phantom amendments were added after the vote. A similar maneuver happened in the Senate when a key committee approved another version of a sweeping health care bill in July without seeing the text. Actual language was unveiled months later in September.
In short, senators will follow recent precedent and be voting on something that does not even exist yet.
Even the Congressional Budget Office, which issued a report this week saying the Baucus plan would cost under $900 billion instead of more than a trillion, was operating without actual text. When the CBO crunched the detailed, 1,018-page House version this summer, it reported that it would cost far more than President Obama claimed. Obama then broke precedent and summoned the CBO director to the White House for a talk. Now the CBO says the Senate bill will cost less. They think. They hope. They speculate.
Whats more, CNSNews.com reports that an aide to Sen. Harry Reid said that current debates may be irrelevant because an entirely different version might be inserted into an unrelated House tax bill, HR 1586. Thats the measure that levies a 90 percent tax on bonuses given to executives of firms that receive bailout money. Among other things, this could be a way of getting around the constitutional requirement that all tax bills originate in the House.
Works for me.
No surprise at all. Perfidious Albion is now Perfidious Snowe.
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