WASHINGTON — Given hardening Republican opposition to congressional health care proposals, Democrats now say they see little chance for the minority's cooperation in approving any overhaul, and are increasingly focused on drawing support for a final plan from within their own ranks.
Top Democrats said Tuesday that their go-it-alone view was being shaped by what they saw as Republicans' purposely strident tone against health care legislation during this month's congressional recess, as well as remarks by leading Republicans that current proposals were flawed beyond repair…
Obama and the Democrats are going to fashion the bill to their liking and the then go against the will of the people and pass the bill anyway they can.
Democrats have been wetting the bed for decades trying to bring socialized healthcare to the United States. Obama and the Democrats know that after the current uproar, the chances of ever socializing healthcare will forever be zero. This is their best, last and only chance to do it. Therefore they will risk everything.
It is highly unlikely they will get all 60 senators on board to stop a filibuster; therefore, they will go nuclear and use the reconciliation process.
Should the Democrats so willfully go against the clear objections of the majority of the people, we should consider our own nuclear option and repeal the 16th Amendment! Without the ability to tax income, estates or gifts, the Fed would never be able to fund Obamacare, Cap and Trade, bailouts, welfare programs or stimulus plans. Much of what Washington does now would fall to the states and at that level; we the people have far greater control.