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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:38 PM
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simple question on health care reform: are there even 51 votes for public option?
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A lot of us have clamored for reconciliation to get around the GOP threat of a filibuster that would be aided by a handful of corrupt Democrats, but my sad question is are there enough progressives in the Senate to pass a public through reconciliation?

Or are so many corrupt that they couldn't muster even 51 votes? (or 50 plus Biden)?
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  -simple question on health care reform: are there even 51 votes for public option? yurbud  Jan-17-10 01:38 PM   #0 
  - Didnt 54 Senators commit to the PO a few months back?  DJ13   Jan-17-10 01:41 PM   #1 
     - Sounds about right.  Sebastian Doyle   Jan-17-10 01:44 PM   #2 
     - then why didn't THEY push for reconciliation instead of a lame bill that could get 60 votes?  yurbud   Jan-17-10 01:51 PM   #3 
        - Maybe the Democratic Senate photo is a clue?  DJ13   Jan-17-10 01:58 PM   #4 
        - they're the chickens that let the corporate fox in the henhouse.  yurbud   Jan-17-10 02:08 PM   #7 
        - Reconciliation has certain problems  liberalpragmatist   Jan-17-10 01:59 PM   #5 
        - they could have split it into two bills  yurbud   Jan-17-10 02:07 PM   #6 
           - Possibly  liberalpragmatist   Jan-17-10 02:10 PM   #8 
              - that would have been a double edged sword--if insurance regulation didn't go through...  yurbud   Jan-17-10 03:00 PM   #9 
              - Yes public option first. This would lessen opposition to a mandate.  dkf   Jan-17-10 03:00 PM   #10 
        - They're using the 60 vote bullshit to hide their allegiance to their corporate masters!  B Calm   Jan-17-10 03:21 PM   #11 
 

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