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***As Predicted...Republicans "Improving" Health Care Bill So It Can Pass***

 
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***As Predicted...Republicans "Improving" Health Care Bill So It Can Pass***
Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)

Wednesday, December 2nd at 11:08PM EST
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Friends, it is as bad as I feared. The Republicans are playing so nice with the Democrats in the Senate that they are improving the health care bill so it can pass.

Here is an email from Don Stewart in Senator Mitch McConnell’s office:

The Leaders just locked in a unanimous consent agreement for four amendment votes tomorrow.

There will be votes on the Mikulski and Murkowski amendments in the morning at 11:45. The McCain motion to commit (on the half-trillion dollars in Medicare cuts), and a Sen. Bennet amendment, will have votes at 2:45.

As Sen. McConnell noted on the floor, Republicans offered to vote on the Mikulski and Murkowski amendments this evening. But despite all the “obstruction” talk from Democrats today, there was an objection on the Democrat side to having those votes tonight.

As Sen. McConnell just said on the floor about the Murkowski/Mikulski amendments: “our side of the aisle, the Republicans side of the aisle, was prepared to vote on both of those amendments tonight, and then a problem developed on the other side.”

Let me know if you need any further information

Why was “The Republican side of the aisle prepared to vote on both of these amendments tonight?” Or tomorrow? Or ever? Why would we help the Democrats pretend to fix their unfixable bill.

The GOP and Democrats are putting up several amendments, all designed to “improve” the bill:

* The Democrat Mikulski amendment purports to ensure mammograms are covered, but actually ensures abortions are covered.
* The Republican Murkowski amendment response to the Mikulski amendment ensures mammograms are not cut and beefs up pro-life protections.
* The Republican McCain vote sends the bill back to Finance Committee to restore funding to medicare.
* The Democrat Bennett amendment responds to the McCain vote by ensuring no one ever loses their medicare.

Whoopideedoo. While I’m glad the Democrats are now fighting it out amongst themselves, the GOP is not really helping the fight for freedom here.

If Mikulski and Bennet pass tomorrow, Democrats will argue that they have fixed the Medicare and mammogram issues. Why are we in such a rush to allow Democrats to vote on their amendments to fix the bill? This is a unanimous consent request. All Senators are responsible for this disaster. Will anyone stand up and say “I object?”
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12/03/2009 08:17 AM
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Re: ***As Predicted...Republicans "Improving" Health Care Bill So It Can Pass***
How we can rattle all their cages everyone go change your party affiliation from whatever party to "INDEPENDENT". Doesn't it make sense if there was a huge movement for people to depart from either party making the independents a strong central group who need to be persuaded.

I say it is high time or past time we reboot dc entirely. Sent them all home next year those who are running anyway. There are thousands of good hard working people who could walk into congress and the senate and do the peoples work better than the life long career politicians who sell us out at every opportunity.
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12/03/2009 08:19 AM
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they know that the democrats run congress right now so they are doing their best to at least make it as decent as possible, which is a false hope at best
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12/03/2009 08:21 AM

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What's really wrong is an amendment process in the first place.

The bill should be exactly as it was passed in the House.

Otherwise it's not really the same bill is it?
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12/03/2009 08:23 AM
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Still being amended by crooks; they are all the same no matter if they have an (R) or (D) next to their name. We need to boot these bastards out of office and start over period or none of this will ever change.

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What's really wrong is an amendment process in the first place.

The bill should be exactly as it was passed in the House.

Otherwise it's not really the same bill is it?
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Many of these 'amendments' are for selfish reasons. They usually have a 'initiative (pork) attached to them for the sponsors.
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12/03/2009 08:30 AM

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Until we have term limits we will continue this bull-shit , three ring circus sideshow.

They are the same. It's the same old tired faces. Doing the same crap over and over.

They are padding their nests. That is all. Mary Landriue proved this. She was for sell. They all have a price.
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12/03/2009 08:32 AM
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another nail in the republic and the dollar coffin
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."
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food, water, ammo, weapons, battery back up solar, hand well pump, wood stove and 1 year of food...oh yeah PM's too...good luck
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12/03/2009 08:49 AM

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The amendments are where the pork usually gets ridiculous. This whole bill should be canned, all they are doing is attempting to polish a turd...and it's still a giant turd.
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