Behind closed doors, Reid and Pelosi have agreed in principle that changes to the Senate bill will be made to satisfy liberal House members -- but only after the Senate bill is passed and signed into law by Obama.
This deal will be secured by a pledge from Reid and the Senate's Democratic caucus that they will make "fixes" to the Senate bill after it becomes law with Obama's John Hancock.This secret plan being hatched by Pelosi and Reid requires not only a pledge by 52 Democratic senators to vote later for the House modifications. House liberals must actually believe these Senators will live up to their pledge and pass the fixes at some future date.
Answer by pvtjokerus at 7:22 AM on Jan. 26, 2010
Answer by truealaskanmom at 7:30 AM on Jan. 26, 2010
This deal will be secured by a pledge from Reid and the Senate's Democratic caucus that they will make "fixes" to the Senate bill after it becomes law with Obama's John Hancock.
THIS is what I am afraid of....being able to "tweak" a bill AFTER it has passed! If THEIR version of Obamacare is so wonderful, then why not FULLY disclose all of the details?! I really cannot understand why 52 Senators would choose to end their careers for Obama and company--because that IS what will happen, if they sneak in all of their plans at a later date!
"Clinton tried but ultimately failed to pass a health care overhaul in the early 1990s. The failure is considered one of the reasons for the GOP takeover of Congress in the 1994 midterm elections."
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:51 AM on Jan. 26, 2010
It would be political suicide, but I guess they are hell bent on passing something they can call reform. Even though very little in either bill actually did anything to help anyone. They are obviously not listening to the American people and don't care that the majority don't want this garbage. They should scrap the whole thing and start over on bi-partisan talks and decisions that will not only help those that need it, but to work on bills that won't cost the tax payers trillions of dollars. I know that will never happen, but it would be nice to see them work on behalf of the people they represent and not the special interests that bought their way into the office.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:18 AM on Jan. 26, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 8:28 AM on Jan. 26, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 10:46 AM on Jan. 26, 2010
Despite the emotional deficiencies "some" have, my original answer still stands. Political Suicide if Dems proceed with health care... If much can be undone after 2010 elections? I say let them kill their careers. We are still a strong nation of a majority who prefer to LIVE FREE (and NOT dependent on the Government). Despite the liberal progressives agenda to break America down to a redistributed commune.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:45 PM on Jan. 26, 2010