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Senate Healthcare Bill In Trouble...If Not DOA

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posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 07:50 AM
Looks like some key members of the Senate might not follow the orders of Obama to "take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the American people." Good!

ObamaCare legislation in trouble

Not so fast.

President Obama's victory dance yesterday for the House-passed health-care bill came as Senate foes -- mainly Republicans with one key Democrat moderate -- pronounced the measure mortally wounded, if not outright DOA.

Speaking from the Rose Garden after the squeaker 220-215 Saturday-night vote, Obama urged senators to be like runners on a relay team and "take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the American people."

Instead, he met with immediate resistance.

If a government plan is part of the deal, "as a matter of conscience, I will not allow this bill to come to a final vote," Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut independent whose vote Democrats need to overcome a GOP filibusters, told "Fox News Sunday."

Lieberman said he was concerned about new government spending the health-care legislation would entail, saying deficits have gotten gargantuan.

"I don't want to do that to our children and grandchildren," he said.

posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 09:46 AM
reply to post by Ferris.Bueller.II

Baloney. Any statements that the bill is in trouble somehow are simply designed to make any remaining opposition "stand down".

This bill, and the process are just one sick joke. Health care bill, sick joke, get it?


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