this is just the beginning of a profound polemic that is gonna preoccupy american politics the next 2 years and beyond
the goip is gonna go after obamacare in the senate, we will revisit it upstairs in the summer, we will take it on in the courts (26 states object to the mandate), we will remedy it at the state level (gubs, legislature, ag's, insurance commissioners), we will expose its dozens of ugly realities in hearings in the house where we have subpoena power
we will address the 1099's, the hiring of irs agents, the massive cuts to medicare, the collection of citizens' personal data, the 200 billion dollar unfunded mandate on the states in the form of expanded medicaid, the 10 years of taxes vs 6 of benefits, the exemptions of the too bigs from the annual limit, the sanctions against physician owned hospitals
and, more than anything else, THE MANDATE
repeal of the mean mandate is a DONE deal downstairs anytime we decide to go
upstairs, meanwhile, senator mccaskill (and, therefore, presumably, joe manchin, ben nelson, bill nelson, jon tester, kent conrad, jiltin joe lieberman and others) are waiting
McCaskill moves away from mandate - David Catanese - POLITICO.com
without the mandate, the forced inclusion of the young invulnerables, the entire obamacare unravels
and that aint ME talkin
Repeal vote is just Republicans' first step on health care - Carrie Budoff Brown - POLITICO.com
Last edited by The Prof; 01-19-11 at 10:13 PM.
Can't be done. The vast majority of the bill is entitlement spending, not discretionary spending. The Republicans can't simply choose to defund it unless the bill is repealed. At most, they can defund some minor, noncontroversial elements of the bill.Originally Posted by Zaserac
Yeah, I'm sure it would be in his best interest to sell out all the people who voted for him to enact this legislation. He could TOTALLY get conservatives to vote for him then! What a wonderful idea.Originally Posted by Zaserac
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