Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Senate committee approves heathcare reform bill

The Senate Finance Committee passed its version of the healthcare reform bill that was widely opposed by Republicans despite not even containing the contentious public option found in all other versions of the bill passed by both the House and Senate. Sen. Olympia Snowe, a Republican, voted for the bill.

The Senate will not work to merge all versions of the bill -- a process that could be done in a few days. However, it is not certain that a plan that includes a public option will avoid a filibuster by opponents. It takes a vote of at least 60 senators to overturn a filibuster.

Even if President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies cannot beat a filibuster they have another strategy that they can pull out as a last resort. A parliamentary move allows them to avoid a filibuster and pass a bill with only 51 votes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Comments must be approved by the blog author. (Thanks for the laugh)

The words change and hope embrace faith. Something the majority of people in the country wanted while Bush was in power. People get blinded by faith. The stimulus plan did what it was set out to accomplish, put money back into the pockets of people who helped bring this country into the mess it's currently in.

Quite hypocritical of a person to claim to vow of transparency to the world who has YET to divulge anything from his past. Who critizes and demeans the country he is the leader of, for what purpose? Cap and trade will destroy the already struggling people in this country. He inacted congressional marshal law to aggressively get the stimulus passed without giving enough time to read through all these hidden provisions. It's a sick game. One that people are tired of watching unfold before their eyes.

Every politician is a liar. Do you really think that the true players in the game are those you see everyday?
JFK spoke about these things weeks before this death.

Men to watch as they speak the whole world bends to what they have spoken.
Henry Kissinger, Alan Greenspan, and Zbigniew Brzezinski. Puppets are the mouthpieces.

note that I do not type in terms of right/left/independent because it's a form of division amongst the people

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