Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This just in:

News Alert: In health-care remarks, Obama embraces legislative tactic known as reconciliation 02:03 PM EST Wednesday, March 3, 2010

President Obama on Wednesday endorsed the controversial legislative tactic known as reconciliation, saying his health-care overhaul deserves the same treatment as other significant legislation that has passed Congress with "nothing more than a simple majority."

"Reform has already passed the House with a majority," Obama said. " It has already passed the Senate with a supermajority of sixty votes. And now it deserves the same kind of up-or-down vote that was cast on welfare reform, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, COBRA health coverage for the unemployed, and both Bush tax cuts – all of which had to pass Congress with nothing more than a simple majority."

Under such an approach, the House would pass the health bill passed by the Senate in December. The House and the Senate would then use reconciliation to pass a set of fixes to the bill, to satisfy the demands of lawmakers in the House.

Using reconciliation rules, the fixes could not be filibustered and Senate Democrats could approve them with a simple majority vote -- a move intended to bypass a Republican caucus that remains united in its opposition to the legislation.

Well isn't that a surprise! I guess the will of the American people no longer matter.


In other news:

The Wall Street Journal writes of "Abuse of Power" even before the President endorsed reconciliation. Senator Nelson defends the Senate Health Plan. (Of course, his state is exempt forever). Will Congress ever listen to us again?

Thomas Sowell's part II of "Alice in Health Care"

Is this Congress' next target?

If you thought $4.00 per gallon of gas was high, this article and this article will really have you wishing the presidential elections would be held this November!

Can a Fox really protect the Hen House? The President seems to think so.

New York's elections are this November and honestly, they can't come soon enough. New York's financial morass is getting worse by the day. E. J. McMahon has some wise words for the Governor.

Roger Stone is hoping Larry Kudlow will run for U. S. Senate.

The Conservatives have a candidate in the 49th Senate District.

Please stop by our website: and find out if your Assembly Member and Senator have committed to No New Taxes. If not, you will be able to email them and ask them to do so.

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