Monday, December 21, 2009

Like thieves in the night, Senate health care bill passes key test at 1:00 AM

I don’t think I have ever seen a more sterling example of how hell bent these Democrats are to foist their shitty bill on us. Imagine performing a procedural vote at 1:00 AM for a bill than most Americans said no thanks to long time ago. 

Where is this dogged determination to bring down the deficit? Where is this dogged determination to remove waste and fraud from the skyrocketing budget?

From the New York Times
WASHINGTON — After a long day of acid, partisan debate, Senate Democrats held ranks early Monday in a dead-of-night procedural vote that proved they had locked in the decisive margin needed to pass a far-reaching overhaul of the nation’s health care system.
The roll was called shortly after 1 a.m., with Washington still snowbound after a weekend blizzard, and the Senate voted on party lines to cut off a Republican filibuster of a package of changes to the health care bill by the majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada.
The vote was 60 to 40 — a tally that is expected to be repeated four times as further procedural hurdles are cleared in the days ahead, and then once more in a dramatic, if predictable, finale tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve.


Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

All I can say is WOW... the deceit has reached proportions beyond my own personal belief. I can't fathom it... but why are we surprised? I've marched, written, called... til I'm blue in the face. What's next?

Clifton B said...

Vicki's Bit o earth:

For starters, keep doing what you are doing, it is going to have to be standard operating procedure from here on out. Next start apply that pressure to your local government, perhaps we can get nullification started (see up coming post).

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