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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:09 PM
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Pelosi nixes healthcare deal with Blue Dogs
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/59839-pelosi-nixes-de...

By Mike Soraghan - 09/22/09 05:03 PM ET

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is nixing a deal she cut with centrists to advance health reform, said a source familiar with negotiations.


Pelosis decision to abandon the agreement that was made with a group of Blue Dogs to get the bill out of committee would steer the healthcare legislation back to the left as she prepares for a floor vote.

Pelosi is planning to include a government-run "public option" in the House version of the healthcare bill. She wants to model it on Medicare, with providers getting reimbursed on a scale pegged to Medicare rates.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:12 PM
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1. Public option is "ON THE TABLE!!!"
:woohoo:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:12 PM
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2. YES! nt
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Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:15 PM
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3. She must be feeling more confident of her position
This is why I started the morning with a call to keep the faith.

Well, not THIS specifically, but it would be silly to abandon our reps when we need to make them hear us.
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maglatinavi Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:37 PM
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9. Call
How can I call Pelosi and say, Atta Girl?!?!?!? :applause: :applause: :applause: and ... don't let the Potus persue a compromise ...
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Nuclear Unicorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:43 PM
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10. I'm willing to wager that...
...Pelosi and Obama have been discussing this non-stop and they see the winds changing to their favor.

Contrary to contrarian belief it would be silly to assume that the congressional leadership and the President are not in constant communication.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:21 PM
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4. She might get a public option, but if the Senate passes a piece of crap, there's still trouble.
Because the negotiations would try to reconcile the bills, and some of the good stuff might get cut out in the process. Ideally, if both houses pass a strong public option, then it is much more likely you will get a strong public option after the bill leaves the conference committee.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:21 PM
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5. My faith is restored!
Speaker Pelosi,

THANK YOU!
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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:26 PM
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6. Whoa!
Completely unexpected and completely welcome!

Good job, Speaker Pelosi!

Now THAT is what being a Democrat is about. Fightin' for the people!
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:29 PM
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7. This with Reid saying
he will use the Budget Reconciliation option to pass a bill. Do I sense a stiffening of spines here?
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asdjrocky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:31 PM
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8. You beat me to it.
Sirota just posted this on my facebook. I like Nancy more and more.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 05:51 PM
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11. k&r.....
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tazkcmo Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 06:11 PM
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12. I am one Pelosi's harshest critics....
...but I will give props when they're due. Thank you Nancy Pelosi for finally doing your job.
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Ruby the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:00 PM
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13. So we are hauling all of the dry powder out of storage?
About time.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:24 AM
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14. yeah.
a kick for good news
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:28 AM
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15. Wonderful! K&R n/t
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