Just because THIS president is soooo incompetent, just because the Democrats are soooo corrupt, and both are soooo arrogant that the people themselves have decided they don't want what the Democrats are selling is not an indictment of process that has served this nation well for over 200 years.
England worships a Queen, so don't be babbling about how "undemocratic" you think things are in the Land of the Oppostion to Socialism.
Don't tread on me= Don't tread on my corporate masters
I think Harkin et al. are wrong on this one.
While republicans are abusing the system, changing a rule this like for short term gain has the strong possibility of biting the democrats in the backside when the republicans have a majority. Also since it is obviously motivated for the wrong reasons, I am pretty sure it will be unpopular with the voters.
I think if anything, they should just change the rule back to the person filibustering is forced to actually filibuster and not simply file a motion.
Baring that, a filibuster should last at most three months and during that time, politicians should be forced to fly home and hear from their constituents about how they really feel about an issue.
Take away that and no one will bother getting into the business.
The solution to the 'problem' is to remove third-party payment and expose everyone to the true costs of health care. This will, through free-market competition, reduce prices, increase quality and improve care.