By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press Writer Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press Writer – 50 mins ago
WASHINGTON – The glow from a health care triumph faded quickly for President Barack Obama on Sunday as Democrats realized the bill they fought so hard to pass in the House has nowhere to go in the Senate.
The problem is that the Senate won't run with it. The government health insurance plan included in the House bill is unacceptable to a few Democratic moderates who hold the balance of power in the Senate.
If a government plan is part of the deal, "as a matter of conscience, I will not allow this bill to come to a final vote," said Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut independent whose vote Democrats need to overcome GOP filibusters.
"The House bill is dead on arrival in the Senate," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said dismissively.
I LOVE IT!
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 8:54 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
IMO, most informed ppl know that this will be a Hard sell in the Senate. Yet, the chicken little, sky is falling, dramatic whiners had a good 18 hour tantrum, didn't they?
Answer by Sisteract at 9:01 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
It IS dead in the water, people!
Democrats will have their azzes handed to them.
Plenty of bus tickets home to go around.
Can you say one term?
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:10 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
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Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:18 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
Thank God for the way the Founding Fathers put our government together. One set of representatives do not have the final say on bills. The Senate understands what the House didn't. Those that voted for this piece of crap legislation in the House will most likely be looking for a job in the economy they have helped perpetuate in the very near future. I hope the ones up for 2010 reelection get busy on the economy. I'd hate for them to join the unemployment ranks. It will give the rest of the unemployed a bad name.
Answer by jesse123456 at 9:35 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:13 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
Already claiming its dead huh? A little pre-emptive posting don't you think? Perhaps just hopelessly optimistic? LMAO.
Don't be surprised if a bill gets passed. It might not be the same one that entered the Senate, but its still entirely possible.
Answer by SRiveroC at 10:50 PM on Nov. 8, 2009