An eight-lane one way road that will kill a lot of Democrat’s political careers is being bought tonight. The bribes, promises and back room wheeling and dealing are ongoing as I type this. But the triumphalism in the media indicates that the sweetheart deals and the promises will pay off – partly.
The House appears ready to pass the Senate bill along with a package of “fixes” to it. Unfortunately, the fixes appear to be heading for the rocks – something I have said all along:
Senate Republicans say they can get the whole package of reconciliation fixes – the fix-its that make the Senate plan palatable to House Democrats – thrown out with a trump card procedural motion. And they say Democrats are slow-walking a decision from the parliamentarian until the House passes the Senate bill.
That means the Senate bill, which everyone in the House seems to universally hate, will be the law of the land.
This afternoon Senate Republicans say Democrats won’t meet with them and the parliamentarian – a charge Democratic staffers call “absurd”. (The timing of the allegation also works as a last-minute, probably too-late message to wavering House Democrats).
Bottom line: Don’t expect the health reform debate to end tonight even though the health reform bill will become law as soon as Obama signs the Senate bill.
Pray for your children. Pray for your grandchildren. Pray this can be stopped. If it passes, pray it can be repealed before the impending economic collapse becomes inevitable. The taxation alone in this horrible bill will cripple the economy. When the bill kicks in fully, it will destroy lives – and America.
If the Democrats pass this beast, pray they are gone politically in the next election. Make sure that there are no safe seats for such as these.