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    Would you be fine with reconciliation used for...

    Simple question, based on the support of many on this forum for its use on a bill that's focus is first and foremost concerning Health Care Reform. Would you be fine, even if you didn't agree with the position, the use of reconciliation for any of the above measures. If not, why?

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    Re: Would you be fine with reconciliation used for...

    For the parts of welfare that touch on the yearly budget (so, I suppose, almost all of it) I would be willing to use budget reconciliation.

    I love healthcare by loophole, by the way, just gives a fantastic message to the healthcare industry. Few people believe one of the healthcare industry's many flaws are a lack of squiffy accounting practices, but apparently Obama has different ideas.

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    Re: Would you be fine with reconciliation used for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Simple question, based on the support of many on this forum for its use on a bill that's focus is first and foremost concerning Health Care Reform. Would you be fine, even if you didn't agree with the position, the use of reconciliation for any of the above measures. If not, why?
    I am not in favor of reconciliation for any bill.

    The senate is a chamber that needs to be able to save us from the tyranny of the majority.

    People should be careful what they sign up for. This will have large consequences on the future of our democracy.

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    Re: Would you be fine with reconciliation used for...

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I am not in favor of reconciliation for any bill.

    The senate is a chamber that needs to be able to save us from the tyranny of the majority.

    People should be careful what they sign up for. This will have large consequences on the future of our democracy.
    Reconciliation is to me, an invalid rule. Even for budgets it's used to bypass the process so no - I'm not in favor of it's use for any measure regardless of political party.
    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: Would you be fine with reconciliation used for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Reconciliation is to me, an invalid rule. Even for budgets it's used to bypass the process so no - I'm not in favor of it's use for any measure regardless of political party.
    I don't know if it's invalid or not, but I would much rather see our congresscritters on record as having voted for or against each measure.
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    Re: Would you be fine with reconciliation used for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    For the parts of welfare that touch on the yearly budget (so, I suppose, almost all of it) I would be willing to use budget reconciliation.
    As argued here by those that support using reconcillation to pass the bill, -anything- that requires federal spending touches on the yearly budget.

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    Re: Would you be fine with reconciliation used for...

    I voted To remove this Health Care Reform if it passes. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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    Re: Would you be fine with reconciliation used for...

    I selected to ban gay marriage, create school voucher system, cut welfare, drilling in ANWR, and to remove the healthcare bill if it passes. None of these things put a dent in the federal budget, if anything they decrease because spending is cut.

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    Re: Would you be fine with reconciliation used for...

    It shouldn't even be an option, IMO

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    Re: Would you be fine with reconciliation used for...

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    It shouldn't even be an option, IMO
    Even though I would agree in the above circumstances I agree with you. Reconciliation should just be removed all together. Remove it as an option.

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