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12-21-2009, 02:45 PM
I probably should count my eggs yet but it looks like we're going to get something. It isn't what I wanted but as someone said yesterday on a news show, it can be incrementally improved as time goes by.
In an impassioned plea to Democratic senators threatening to vote against the health care reform bill, Victoria Reggie Kennedy begs them not to squander this opportunity because the bill isn't all they would like it to be. "Ted often said that we can't let the perfect be the enemy of the good," she writes, arguing that the bill, "while imperfect, would achieve many of the goals Ted fought for during the 40 years he championed access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans."
"He's not here to urge us not to let this chance slip through our fingers," she writes in the Washington Post. "So I humbly ask his colleagues to finish the work of his life, the work of generations, to allow the vote to go forward and to pass health-care reform now."
12-24-2009, 07:55 AM
It will be something shortly.
12-24-2009, 01:30 PM
The House and Senate bills need to be reconciled next.
12-24-2009, 06:31 PM
They will reconcile soon at the local exotic dancing studios with allittle bit of alcohol. Hopefully, their charitable donations to the local economy will put a few ladies through college. Right before they cooperate with the local law enforcement agencies for their dubious blood alcohol content levels, as well as get a first hand view of the legislative powers given to such agents in action, to prepare for the future legislation proposals as necessary. Seems they always get at least two congressmen around this time of year. Bonus if they are with a private excort who specializes in the sensual art of the pelvic region of the human body with varieties of techniques such as the oral.
12-24-2009, 11:44 PM
How's the reconciliation process work? Do the chambers have to vote on it?
12-27-2009, 08:34 PM
Not really, mainly they do the afore mentioned process, except they get pictures of what goes on in the champagne room. They then use that as leverage to gain the votes needed. Or else it goes public.
Nah how it really works is the intial draft goes through the house, changes are made, then, goes to the senate, changes are made, shipped back to the house, house then changes, or does nothing, bill is dead. Or votes, ships back to the senate with any additional changes. Senate, then changes or kills the Bill, or votes. On going process, the president gets involved after senate approval, by signing the Bill, or sends it back to the house with recommended changes, or vetoes altogether, then, ships back.
They really do not talk about the full process in school.
12-28-2009, 12:33 PM
Hey, that is old-school. Nowadays they have women present so they can't act like rowdy school boys any more... unless they split off on their own and do it. I guess it never stopped Randy Cunningham.
Somehow I can't see Diane Feinstein slipping dollar bills into the g-strings of well-built male strippers.
12-28-2009, 04:33 PM
I can picture Pelosi, Feinstein, Hilary, Condoleeza all going out for cosmos doing that.
12-29-2009, 04:03 PM
I think I'd pay for a copy of THAT picture!
12-30-2009, 06:51 PM
Now that they've lost, the "Republicans" are trying to throw lawyers at the issue:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091230/ap_on_re_us/us_health_care_deal_statesAPNewsBreak: 13 AGs threaten suit over health care
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Republican attorneys general in 13 states say congressional leaders must remove Nebraska's political deal from the federal health care reform bill or face legal action, according to a letter provided to The Associated Press Wednesday.
"We believe this provision is constitutionally flawed," South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and the 12 other attorneys general wrote in the letter to be sent Wednesday night to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
"As chief legal officers of our states we are contemplating a legal challenge to this provision and we ask you to take action to render this challenge unnecessary by striking that provision," they wrote.
The letter was signed by top prosecutors in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington state. All are Republicans, and McMaster and the attorneys general of Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania are running for governor in their respective states.Right, as if the "Republicans" have never given special kickbacks to win votes. :rolleyes:
It boggles my mind that any intelligent person, regardless of their views, would vote for these people. Oh wait, none do!
01-01-2010, 11:46 AM
No offense, but, they got a point on the pork for Nebraska.
01-01-2010, 02:38 PM
No offense, but, they got a point on the pork for Nebraska.Then I suppose they should agree to undo every "Republican" deal that involved pork. Like, all of them.
Don't get me wrong, that Nebraska senator was an asshole for his extortion and doesn't belong in politics, but I've never seen a bigger bunch of hypocrites before.
01-04-2010, 12:46 PM
Well, one possible good side-effect is it might eliminate that sort of extortion in the future.
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