The argument seems to be that repubs have used this "deem" process in the past. And while I keep hearing some SAY this 1) I dont think THAT makes it RIGHT and 2) I cant find WHERE they used it. Can anyone else? Google is NOT being my friend today :(
Also...do you think this is ok for ANY party to use? PLEASE try and keep in mind if you hate repubs that dems will not be on power forever and when the days comes do you WANT there to be a precedent for this or should it be STOPPED in its tracks NOW?
Answer by truealaskanmom at 6:25 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
As I understand it, both sides have used it for minor issues that would have passed anyway. They just deemed it passed, no one cared, it was ok with everyone. Obviously, this isn't ok with everyone. This is too big, too important, and too controversial to use this type of maneuver to pass something that impacts so much. Have the intestinal fortitude to put it to a vote and then accept the outcome. The "do whatever it takes" attitude is going to cause a lot of problems.
Answer by jesse123456 at 7:10 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
The first time that the chamber used what's known as a "deeming resolution" -- the mechanism Democrats are leaning toward using to pass the Senate health care bill through the House -- was March 16, 1933.
Then, as now, it involved a bill that had little support in the chamber among individual Democrats, but all of them knew they had to pass it. Very few Democrats want to vote for the Senate version of health care reform, but most are okay with it as long as it's amended through reconciliation.
Less than two weeks into FDR's first 100 days, Congress needed to raise its debt ceiling, a ritual vote that hasn't gotten any easier for the majority party in the intervening 77 years -- and is still political fodder for partisan opponents.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:41 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by agentwanda at 8:51 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:54 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
We the People like this before. We the majority Who said you have the majority?? The WSJ poll had it evenly spilt have been VERY SPECIFIC THAT WE DO NOT WANT THEIR H/C BILL! THEY ARE IGNORING US, They aren't ignoring me, just you..but that sOK, they been ignoring me for the last 8 years
HOW CAN THEY BLATANTLY DISREGARD OUR TOTAL LACK OF SUPPORT? YOUR support, they dont lack mine
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:57 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:08 PM on Mar. 16, 2010
Answer by truealaskanmom at 9:26 PM on Mar. 16, 2010