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Who said that there weren't going to ram this bill down America's throat?

Reid: Dems will use 50-vote tactic to finish healthcare in 60 days
"I've had many conversations this week with the president, his chief of staff, and Speaker Pelosi," Reid said during an appearance Friday evening on "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" in Nevada. "And we're really trying to move forward on this."
The majority leader said that while Democrats have a number of options, they would likely use the budget reconciliation process to pass a series of fixes to the first healthcare bill passed by the Senate in November. These changes are needed to secure votes for passage of that original Senate bill in the House.

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Asked by pvtjokerus at 8:18 AM on Feb. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • They will use the upcoming Repub forum as an excuse and say that the repubs are a party of no regardless on whether or not this bill is ill conceived. 51 people are going to turn this country upside down on it's head due to greed and power.

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 8:25 AM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • These changes are needed to secure votes for passage of that original Senate bill in the House.

    I wonder how much more these "changes" will cost the taxpayer?  No back room deals my azz.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:52 AM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • Then what is the POINT of Repubs meeting with them!!?? This is the way its been ALL along! We want your input.....but we are gonna do whatever we want anyway! And yet the REPUBS are being called the party of no....wth sense does THAT make?


    Answer by momof030404 at 8:56 AM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • These changes should send us into complete bankruptcy. China already warned us not to spend anymore money, the dollar is falling overseas to where even third world countries are backing away from it and since Europe/Greece is freefalling...we are in for a big wake-up call ourselves. Taxes are inevitable across the board. And just think.....this could have been handled differently and right if the idiots in office were so corrupt.

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 9:01 AM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • Yes it is very obvious there was never any real intent to work with the other side.Only to whine and point at the other side so those ignorant enough would fall for it you know the progressive lib base.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:19 AM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • As far as I'm concerned the Obama Administration has had the SUPERMAJORITY for the past year, and could have passed all of this crap in the first month after Obama took office....but, of course, they wanted a few Republicans on board so they could point the finger of blame at them when it all fell apart.

    Passing ObamaCare at this juncture with unemployment spiraling out of control, simply ENSURES that all of these Dems are going to be joining the ranks of the unemployed come November!!!

    Then when Republicans/Independents have regained the majority, all they have to do is introduce a bunch of cost-savings bills, which Obama will veto, ensuring that HE will be a "one-term wonder!!"

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:25 AM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • Who said it? Why the LIBERALS, of course....who "conveniently" disappear whenever things like this are brought to light!!! Coincidence? I think not!!! LOL


    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:35 AM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • I think I am either an Independent or a Libertarian....maybe just a person who thinks for herself.... and yet I really don't get why millions ofpeople should be without any health care????

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 10:05 AM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • Linda, the problem is they can't afford it. We all know that pricing is outrageous, but what this administration is doing isn't helping that factor. Plus, it will be illegal to not have insurance (i.e. pay for it yourself even if you can't afford it). Every single conservative I know is supportive of actual reform, but what these health care bills are isn't reform. If it was, the insurance industry and big pharma wouldn't have been included in the writing of the bills. But you just keep waiting for your hope of change, just don't complain about it when you get it.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 AM on Feb. 21, 2010

  • Lindalu, millions of people will STILL be without health care if HCR passes. I'm assuming that must bother you to no end.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:10 AM on Feb. 21, 2010

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