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Reconciliation is part of the budget process that makes it easier to achieve deficit-reduction goals by making changes to taxes and entitlement policy-but it can also be abused to make major policy changes.
Putting cap-and-trade in reconciliation would be a procedural short cut that would allow it to pass in the full Senate without proper debate and with just 50 votes needed instead of the usual 60 votes. On this issue, with 60 votes required, it’s a dog fight. With 50, it’s a relative walk in the park for Harry Reid and his high-tax allies, including President Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Originally posted by jsobecky
A bill of this magnitude demands that all aspects of it be examined and debated, and that the American people are informed of it's ramifications at every step of the process.
Originally posted by Verd_Vhett
I Say we should all Sponser a Slap and obama voter day! They need to a good Slap and a We told you so. I swear if this country ever Degenorates in to a lawLess civil war these are the people I am going after first. Obamnites are all Enemeys to the constitution!
Originally posted by paddlefish jr.
reply to post by gimme_some_truth
Its OK if liberals hurt others by taxing us to the point of taking food off our families tables, allowing those that are here illegally to take our jobs while forcing us to pay for their health care, and demonize those who still believe in the constitution while eating away at our rights?
Dollars that will be taken away from us for carbon trades could just as well be spent on sending our kids to college or planning for retirement.
[edit on 21-3-2009 by paddlefish jr.]