Jersey Senate Drops Same-Sex 'Marriage' Bill
loses one-fourth of yearly donations
received word that a nefarious plan may be afoot in DC to pass this
terrible legislation. Now I know it comes as a BIG surprise that some of
these folks would even dream of doing something like this.
The cloture vote to end debate on the Senate floor is THE only vote to watch right now. That may come early next week.
I have previously written about the House and Senate versions going to a Conference Committee to resolve the differences, which are significant, then that report going back to the respective bodies for an up or down vote.
the Dems want this done by Christmas, we are hearing that they are
planning on bypassing the conference committee process.
That means, all this talk of having to meld the House and Senate bill
together and reconcile will not happen. Rather, Harry Reid,
should he muster
together the 60 votes to pass, will immediately go to
Nancy Pelosi with the bill and say, “Here’s the bill, vote on it now, no
amendments.” As you can see from one of the articles below, Pelosi is
signaling support for the Senate version. So, if the House votes and
passes the exact version of the Senate bill, then it will go directly to
Obama’s desk for signing. Never mind that the American people OPPOSE this
travesty. Never mind that the cost may top $6 Trillion. Never mind that
these bills contain a 'marriage penalty'.
Senator Mitch McConnell has it right: Start Over and Get it Right
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The message: Vote NO on cloture.
1. Pelosi Indicates Support for Senate's Medicare Deal
proposal would open Medicare to some people ages 55 to 64, and is a key
feature of a deal among senior Senate Democrats that would abandon efforts
to enact a big government-run health-insurance program. The deal would
also empower the government's Office of Personnel Management to contract
with private insurers to offer new low-cost insurance plans.
2. Polls show dim support for health care bill
3. MARRIAGE PENALTY IN HEALTH CARE BILL?
4. ObamaCare's Cost Could Top $6 Trillion
One gimmick makes the new entitlement spending appear smaller by not opening the spigot until late in the official 10-year budget window (2010–2019). Correcting for that gimmick in the Senate version, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) estimates, “When all this new spending occurs” — i.e., from 2014 through 2023 — “this bill will cost $2.5 trillion over that ten-year period.” Read more here.
While Some Democrats Express Concern With Health Care “Deal,” Others Sign On Without Even Reviewing The Bill
SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): “So What’s Becoming Abundantly Clear Is That The Majority Will Make Any Deal, Agree To Any Terms, Sign Any Dotted Line That Brings Them Closer To Final Passage Of This Terrible Bill. They are, for lack of a better term, winging it on one of the most consequential pieces of domestic legislation in memory.” (Sen. Mitch McConnell, Press Release, 12/8/09)
DEMOCRATS ADMIT THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE SUPPORTING
The Washington Post: Democrats Doing Health Care “On The Fly.” “The only thing more unsettling than watching legislative sausage being made is watching it being made on the fly. The 11th-hour "compromise" on health-care reform and the public option supposedly includes an expansion of Medicare to let people ages 55 to 64 buy into the program.” (Editorial, “Medicare Sausage?” The Washington Post, 12/10/09)
FACT CHECK: “CONSENSUS”
Democrats Say They “Haven’t Signed On To The Proposal,” “There’s No Specific Compromise,” “I Will Not Vote For It” And Opposition “Remains”
SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): “This Has Been A Long Journey. We Have Confronted Many Hurdles, And Tonight I Believe We Have Overcome Yet Another One. … [We] Have Come To A Consensus.” (Sen. Reid, Press Release, 12/8/09)
SEN. BEN NELSON (D-NE): “I Haven’t Signed On To The Proposal.” (“Nelson Still Withholding Cloture Vote,” Lincoln Journal Star, 12/9/09)
SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-LA): “There’s No Specific Compromise. There Were Discussions.” (“Landrieu, Lincoln: No 'Compromise' Made On Health Bill,” The Hill, 12/9/09)
“According To Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Sending The Bill To The CBO Was About All The 10 Senators Agree To Do.” (“Landrieu, Lincoln: No 'Compromise' Made On Health Bill,” The Hill, 12/9/09)
SEN. ROLAND BURRIS (D-IL): If “It Does Not Have A Public Option In It, I Will Not Vote For It.” (“Burris Threatens To Filibuster Health Care Without Public Option,” The Huffington Post, 12/9/09)
SEN. RUSS FEINGOLD (D-WI): “I Do Not Support Proposals That Would Replace The Public Option.” (Sen. Feingold, Press Release, 12/8/09)
SANDERS (I-VT): “I Understand That The Leadership Wants To Move
This Bill Forward As Quickly As Possible. I Understand That. But In My
View, We Have A Lot Of Work In Front Of Us … In My View, The Only Way We
Are Going To Provide Comprehensive, Cost-Effective, Universal Care Is
Through A Single Payer.” (Sen. Sanders,Congressional Record,