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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:27 PM
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Where Congress Stands on a public option
Will vote for a public option:

Senate 50

House 220

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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:29 PM
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1. Wouldn't VP Biden break a 50-50 vote in the Senate?
Or am I being naive?
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:30 PM
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3. Yes, but this is also just the ones on the record. n/t
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:32 PM
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5. With a GINORMOUS smile on his face he would!
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:33 PM by Clio the Leo
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:35 PM
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8. There is no 50-50 tie
There's a 50-49 majority.

Remember, there's one seat unfilled.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:07 PM
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10. Ah, yes... Of course...
Thanks...I forgot :(
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:29 PM
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2. I'm just glad that health care reform will NOT be distributed based on how your reps. voted!
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 03:30 PM by Clio the Leo
Because I would be SO screwed! lol

Sens. Alexander and Corker and Rep. Bubba, I mean Wamp aren't doing me ANY favors.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:31 PM
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4. Whoa! When did it rise to 50? n/t
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:32 PM
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6. We're there!
We don't even need Biden in the Senate because the count is currently 50-49 and there is no tie.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:33 PM
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7. And hopefully, Dukakis will be there to make 51! n/t
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:36 PM
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9. I'm convinced that rallies like the President had today......
... are not for the purpose of encouraging constituents to urge their reps. to pass health care .... but to prepare the American people for what is now the inevitable.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:38 PM
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16. He always said he needed our help to
get this thing passed with a PO..a swelling from the ground up :bounce: So you think we're there?
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:09 PM
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11. Okay, it passes with 51 votes when Dukakis is sworn into Kennedy's seat or with VP Biden
in reconciliation. DEMS DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND PASS A PUBLIC OPTION. THE HOUSE WILL AND THE SENATE CAN WITH RECONCILIATION. DO IT.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:48 PM
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12. Interesting

I didn't know that either Bingaman or Wyden had agreed.



More will follow. Only 10 are 'undecided' I am guessing that we will end up very close to 60 when all of the arm twisting actually takes place.

Another and even more interesting question is who is willing to support a filibuster against it. I imagine that there will be some that may vote against the Public Option but will not filibuster it.
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andym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:12 PM
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13. The problem with reconciliation is the 10 year sunset rule
Anything passed must include a 10 year sunset terminating the legislation.
Still 10 years should be enough time to establish and strengthen a strong public option.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:16 PM
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14. That's fantastic! Now just use reconciliation
Where did Baucus say he supports a public option, though? I thought he was still trying to get his inadequate proposal passed.
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:29 PM
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15. Baucus will support reconciliation.
There will still be 50 votes without him when Kennedy's seat is filled. I actually think there will be more than 50.

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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:44 PM
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17. But the press INSISTS we NEED 60 votes or is it 80 votes or perhaps 90
I forgot. :)
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