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  •  I don't think so. (2+ / 0-)
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    Hawkjt, mos1133

    The Senate produced a flawed bill that is available for the House to pass and send to the president's desk.  That flawed bill is better than the status quo, and is the foundation for health care reform.  If the House can't get past their petty griping, then

    1. The Democrats will get slaughtered next November
    1. Millions of people who would have insurance won't
    1. Premiums will continue to skyrocket for years
    1. Medicare and Medicaid will likely go insolvent

    The flaws in the Senate bill can be fixed via reconciliation.  A vote against the Senate bill, however flawed it is, is a vote for the status quo.  

    Oba-MA bumaye! Oba-MA bumaye!

    by fou on Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 12:23:04 PM PST

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    •  But that isn't what is being discussed here (3+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, Shahryar, TKLTKL94

      The House is willing to pass the Senate bill, provided that the Senate improves it. But the Senate is unwilling to do just that simple request.

    •  Can You Read Newspapers or Polls? (0+ / 0-)

      Concerning newspapers, you do know that Massachusetts elected a Republican to the Senate based in large part on his promise to vote against the so-called healthcare reform bill?  Freakin Massachusetts!  

      Concerning polls, you do know that a so-called healthcare reform bill with insurance mandates and fines polls at about 36%, but gets a majority when a public option is added?

      So, what evidence, other than your turning a blind eye to the recent developments in ultra-liberal Massachusetts and recent polling data, do you base your contention that Democrats will get slaughtered if they do NOT pass an extremely unpopular bill?  

         

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