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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 02:32 PM
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11. Breaking news: Senate Majority Leader: Health care reform dead without 75 votes
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Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said in an interview today that in light of recent Republican comments, he believes a minimum of 75 votes are needed to enact health care reform legislation stating, "If we can't find a rule outlining circumstances under which a bill can pass the Senate with fewer than 75 votes, health care reform may be dead." Democratic Senators have since started a frantic search through the Senate rulebook to find a loophole that would allow them to pass health care legislation with fewer than a 3/4 majority.
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  -Anyone else notice GRASSLEY and other Repubs Are Saying 70-75 Votes Needed In Senate To Pass HCR? Blackhatjack  Sep-30-09 01:56 PM   #0 
  - Grassley must be getting senile  Warpy   Sep-30-09 01:57 PM   #1 
  - except certain spineless blue dogs and other Dems.  ChairmanAgnostic   Sep-30-09 02:01 PM   #5 
     - Nope , not even them  Warpy   Sep-30-09 02:04 PM   #7 
  - everyone knows you need at least 105  mikelgb   Sep-30-09 01:57 PM   #2 
  - 110 votes are needed according to their last count n/t  Xipe Totec   Sep-30-09 01:58 PM   #3 
  - So are there 150 senators now?  liberal N proud   Sep-30-09 01:59 PM   #4 
  - There Might Be IF Repub Senators COUNT TWICE As They Would Like. n/t  Blackhatjack   Sep-30-09 02:04 PM   #8 
     - Counting done by Diebold. n/t  Uncle Joe   Sep-30-09 02:06 PM   #9 
  - he wishes  fascisthunter   Sep-30-09 02:03 PM   #6 
  - They're simply full of it. I guess somebody needs to point out that they barely  sinkingfeeling   Sep-30-09 02:07 PM   #10 
  - Breaking news: Senate Majority Leader: Health care reform dead without 75 votes  laconicsax   Sep-30-09 02:32 PM   #11 
  - Oh My!  BlueIdaho   Sep-30-09 02:34 PM   #12 
  - It should be 70-75 to pass a tax cut.  denverbill   Sep-30-09 02:47 PM   #13 
  - There ought to be lots of video in the can showing Repubs threatening the 'nuclear option'...  Blackhatjack   Oct-01-09 06:27 AM   #14 
  - Would Be Nice If Someone Would Remind Grassley/Repubs that 'elections have consequences'...  Blackhatjack   Oct-01-09 11:13 PM   #15 
  - And, they lie just because they know  Cha   Oct-01-09 11:14 PM   #16 
  - My tea leave readying tells me we are closer than we think  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-01-09 11:18 PM   #17 
 

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