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Budget Reconcilliation

Reconciliation Bill to Return to the House

March 25, 2010

While the Republicans have virtually no hope of stopping ObamaCare and the reconciliation fix from passing at this time, I do take some pleasure in the fact that the GOP was able to force another vote in the House.  Senate Republicans obtained a favorable ruling from the Senate Parliamentarian yesterday, who ruled that provisions related [...]

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ObamaCare on Life Support

March 18, 2010

I am getting increasingly confident that ObamaCare as it is currently construed will not pass.  Despite the attempts of the state-run media claiming that Stupak’s supporters are caving (they’re not), despite Pelosi’s continued claim that she has the votes, this bill isn’t gaining momentum.  Both the state-run media and Pelosi are trying to create that [...]

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I’m Glad Scott Brown is on Our Side

March 4, 2010

Some accused Senator Scott Brown of being a RINO when he voted for Reid’s $15 billion jobs bill. Yet isn’t it worth him voting the wrong way a few times if he’s solid on the real important legislation, such as ObamaCare? Nicely said, Senator Brown.  I’m so glad he’s MY United States Senator, and not [...]

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Does He Have the Votes?

March 4, 2010

Does Obama even have the votes to pass ObamaCare via reconciliation?  Interestingly enough, the problem may lie in the House, not in the Senate.  Obama has decided to go all-in with reconciliation, but now he must convince his own caucus in the House to unite around a single bill. The original ObamaCare proposal passed the [...]

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Why the Filibuster is Important

February 25, 2010

There has been a lot of talk lately on ending the filibuster.  Democrats have proposed ending the 60-vote cloture threshold as well as the idea of pushing sweeping controversial legislation through via reconciliation.  The filibuster is an important institution in our nation and needs to be preserved.  But don’t take my word for it, take [...]

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Obama Proposes Takeover of America’s Health Care System

February 23, 2010

Barack Obama put forth his health care proposal yesterday, a nearly $1 trillion budget-busting takeover of 1/6 of the U.S. Economy.  Now, usually, American Presidents typically propose legislation before both houses of Congress pass their own versions, but I digress.  The plan is very similar to the Senate plan, but imposes new taxes, weakens the [...]

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Are House Democrats 100 Votes Short of Passing ObamaCare?

February 16, 2010

So says Michael Barone, who is one statistician that I am prone to trust.  His analysis rings true.  The Scott Brown victory in Massachusetts had the effect that many of us predicted.  Democrats in Republican-leaning districts (and there are many of them, that is how the Dems captured the House in 2006) are nervous about [...]

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Democrat Leadership to Push ObamaCare Reconcilliation Bill

January 26, 2010

So the Democrat leaders are insistent on trying to drive their party off a cliff by using budget reconciliation as a tactic to try to ram ObamaCare through.  Here’s the situation:  the ObamaCare bill that passed the Senate does not have enough support in the House without significant changes.  Everything from the public option, to [...]

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Obama’s Socialiation of America By Any Means Necessary

March 17, 2009

As Obama’s poll ratings climb back to earth, there is a concern among liberals that Obama is not up to the job.  Yet, incompetent as he may be, Obama has the capacity to fundamentally alter the economic and political landscape of this country.  Obama’s seeming incompetence may be related to the fact that he is [...]

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