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WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats' drive to pass health care overhaul by Christmas sputtered Wednesday as a lone moderate holdout remained undecided and Republican delaying tactics stretched an already protracted debate even further.
Despite a one-on-one meeting Tuesday with President Barack Obama that lasted 30 minutes, Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., said he still has concerns about abortion and other issues. Nelson, the only known holdout among 60 senators whose votes are needed to move the bill, said it had been his third meeting in eight days with the president.
Obama "made a strong case f
Also I don't think Ben Nelson is going to vote for it, the admin threatened to put a military base, which happens to be the US Strategic Command HQ, on the list of bases to be closed if Nelson doesn't vote for the bill.
Obama repeated his demand for action, telling ABC News "the federal government will go bankrupt" if the health care bill fails. He said Medicare and Medicaid are on an "unsustainable" path if no action is taken.
I also think it is pretty lame for the President of the US to advertise to the world that we are on the verge of bankruptcy.
I wonder how many other "legislators" share the same pride in their bills and amendments.
on the verge of bankruptcy
Originally posted by Grayelf2009
reply to post by burdman30ott6
Will you marry me ?
You said it all . I think I am going to copy your post and spread it around town....if thats ok ?