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Monday, March 15, 2010

Screw You America

The House leadership is busy trying to convince its members that they can trust the Senate to permit Reconciliation to go forward after the House approves the Senate version of health care reform. Pelosi and Clyburn are having a tough time. They do not have the votes and what is even worse; almost fifty Democrats are against the Bill. In addition, there is no love lost for members of the "other" body. If the House approves the Senate bill it can be signed by the President and become law. Why would the Senate amend a bill they have already passed? If they liked the original House version they would have approved it and there would be no debate. What’s more the Senate has not even agreed to consider reconciliation. If they do not take it up it's over. The House is stuck with a bill it hates. The Senate laughs until Election Day, the American people get screwed and the President gets his long-sought victory. After all it's all about him, isn't it?