Democratic officials said the president’s proposal was being written so that it could be attached to a budget bill as a way of averting a Republican filibuster in the Senate. The procedure, known as budget reconciliation, would let Democrats advance the bill with a simple majority rather than a 60-vote super majority.
May I remind you all that president Obama said before his
election that reconciliation was considered "unconstitutional",
but does that matter now? Here is the full analysis of Senator
Asked by Anonymous at 3:51 PM on Mar. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
“The TANF program affects millions of American children and families and deserves a full and fair debate. Under the rules, the reconciliation process does not permit that debate. Reconciliation is therefore the wrong place for policy changes and the wrong place for the proposed changes to the TANF program. In short, the reconciliation process appears to have lost its proper meaning. A vehicle designed for deficit reduction and fiscal responsibility has been hijacked to facilitate reckless deficits and unsustainable debt.”
Answer by Anonymous at 3:53 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Wow, that doesn't seem to be the same perspective as he has
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/President-O...
Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 4:21 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
The whole lot of them were against it in Bush's days. Here they are saying exactly that.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:33 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 4:36 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Answer by jesse123456 at 4:39 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
"Under the rules, the reconciliation process does not permit that debate. Reconciliation is therefore the wrong place for policy changes" ~Barack Obama
People have such short memories. Personally, I would expect more from our president, but it's more "do as I say, not as I do".
Answer by mancosmomma at 4:43 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Answer by 29again at 4:59 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Hypocitical. Obama and Pelosi deserve each other. Hope we survive their reign.
Answer by MunchMunch at 5:01 PM on Mar. 12, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 7:21 PM on Mar. 12, 2010