Obama & Dems to Ram Through Unpopular Health Care Bill With 51 Votes
There was a reason that President Obama and the democratic-media complex were going off about the dreaded filibuster these past few weeks. The filibuster is the successful blocking of legislation in the Senate by forcing a failed cloture vote. Obama said that senate democrats had to “break more filibusters last year than in the entire 1950s and 1960s combined” despite the fact that there wasn’t a single filibuster in 2009. Not one.
Now we know that it was all a set-up. It was just a ruse by the democrats and Obama so that they could come back and ram their health care bill through the US Senate with 51 votes.
FOX News reported:
President Obama is working on health care legislation intended to reconcile differences between House and Senate Democrats that could be attached to a budget bill and avoid a Republican filibuster, according to a published report.
The president’s proposal, which is still being written, will be posted on the Internet by Monday morning, senior administration officials and Congressional aides told the New York Times.
By piggybacking the legislation onto a budget bill, Democrats would be able to advance the bill with a simple majority of just 51 votes, averting a Republican filibuster in the Senate.
The White House signaled Thursday that an aggressive, all-Democratic strategy for overhauling the nation’s health system remains a serious option, even as Obama invites Republicans to next week’s televised summit to seek possible compromises.
“It will be a reconciliation bill,” the Times quoted a Democratic aide as saying. “If Republicans don’t come with any substantial offers, this is what we would do.”