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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:46 PM
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Reid To GOP: I Am Prepared To Use Reconciliation To Pass Healthcare Reform
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/22/reid-to-gop-i-...

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) gave Republicans his most direct warning to date that he is prepared to use a procedural maneuver to pass healthcare reform with a simple majority.

Reid told Republicans that he would prefer to pass healthcare reform under regular order but warned that he would not hesitate to use budget reconciliation if the legislation stalled in committee. The Senate Finance Committee began marking up a sprawling healthcare reform bill on Tuesday morning.

If we cant work this out to do something within the committee structure, then well be forced to do reconciliation, said Reid, who said the tactic would be used as a last resort.

Reid then spelled out how healthcare would pass under budget reconciliation proceedings, giving his colleagues a clear picture of what they face if they fail to reach bipartisan agreement.


*crossing fingers*

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tabbycat31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:49 PM
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1. wow, did Harry grow a pair?
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:53 PM
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2. good
:thumbsup:
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 07:54 PM
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3.  he had to have taped them on...
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:10 PM
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4. Harry noes best....he had balls all along...
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Union Yes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:03 PM
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5. Occasionally, Harry's inner progressive makes an appearance.
Hat's off Senator Reid!

Stick to your guns on this issue!

:patriot:
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:10 PM
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6. ? Why don't we just do it NOW!?! Pardon me, but . . .
frak the Republicans.
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ShadowLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:29 PM
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8. I think we have to wait until October 20th something to do it
I believe the way it was written to let us pass it through reconciliation was that if we hadn't passed health care legislation by October 20th (something around that time, I could be wrong about the exact date) that we can then pass it through reconciliation.
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Fading Captain Donating Member (895 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:12 PM
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7. LOL!!! Reid is going cram a fucking PROINSURANCE PLAN DOWN THE SENATE'S THROAT
Fuck him.
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DireStrike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:35 PM
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9. Write the dems in committee and tell them to stall negotiations
If the bill is gonna pass through reconciliation, maybe we can make them put more in that we like. The GOP committee members will surely stop stalling and try to get a bill passed now, but they will get their way on a lot of it....
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