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    Democrats, White House close in on health bill

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    By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer Erica Werner, Associated Press Writer
    1 hr 14 mins ago

    WASHINGTON – A final agreement nearly in hand, President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders are about to embark on one last sales job that will determine the outcome of the president's signature health care overhaul.
    It will come down to a phenomenal effort by congressional leaders and the White House to win over skittish lawmakers after a year of incendiary debate, even as Obama keeps up campaign-style appearances designed to fire up public support.
    A closed-door meeting in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office Wednesday evening moved congressional leaders and administration officials close to agreement on such issues as additional subsidies to help lower-income families purchase health insurance and more aid for states under the Medicaid program for low-income Americans.
    Democrats still need to see a final cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office — and want to ensure it stays around $950 billion over 10 years — but they made plans to begin to read the bill to rank-and-file Democrats at a caucus meeting Thursday.
    "We're going to get started," Pelosi, D-Calif., said after her meeting with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other key officials. Some unanswered questions remain, Pelosi said, "but we're hoping that we'll get those answered over the course of the reading. It's not much."
    "I'm very pleased about where we are," she said.
    She's pleased, that's a joke. Nothing could be further from the truth. No doubt this means they are in trouble.
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    Re: Democrats, White House close in on health bill

    What I didn't read in this mornings paper nor saw on the morning talk shows was that the Senate Republicans... all 41 of them, signed a letter to Reid and the Democrats that any points of reconciliation will be up-held per the process and Republicans have the votes to throw out some of the "fixes" the House Democrats are requiring. I had to go searching for it as I caught about 30 seconds of this from "On the Record" from Fox News last night. If the House Democrats are needing to trust the Senate to fix the bill... they were put on notice by ALL Senate Democrats (including Snowe and Collins) that Republicans have the vote to styme such things and they're willing to go to the mat to kabosh it. That's pretty huge ...

    The only way this can get worse is if all the Republicans for the rest of this session, basically drop every bi-partisan support of every piece of legislation - which will feed into the "party of NO" campaign on one hand, but will be a solid show of solidarity against Democrats who are continuing to ram through an unpopular partisan bill using a reconciliation process meant for budgetary purposes only.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Democrats, White House close in on health bill

    Once again the GOP is locked out.

    If they are close why this?

    Power Line - The Slaughter solution?


    The Slaughter Solution is a plan by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the Democratic chair of the powerful House Rules Committee and a key ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), to get the health care legislation through the House without an actual vote on the Senate-passed health care bill. You see, Democratic leaders currently lack the votes needed to pass the Senate health care bill through the House. Under Slaughter's scheme, Democratic leaders will overcome this problem by simply "deeming" the Senate bill passed in the House - without an actual vote by members of the House.

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    Re: Democrats, White House close in on health bill

    Because the Constitution, which Democrats hate with a passion, is working against them.
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