Re: Public Option Losing Steam? White House Open to Health Care Reform Without Govern
Right now NOTHING gets passed in the Senate because Byrd and Kennedy are too sick to vote, and THEY are votes 59 and 60 to block a filibuster.
And that's a good thing. The bill as it stands now is a piece of shit. Why do you think they are trying to sneak it through? Why do you think the Unions support it? Why do you think the AARP's membership dropped by 60,000 members the SECOND they endorsed this lump of crap? Why do you think Obama is actively telling US citizens to sit down and shut up?
The AFL-CIO's days are over, and this is probably their death knell as they head into irrelevancy. I don't think they have enough pull to make anyone vote for a stupid bill that will costs trillions and fix nothing just because a few thousand remaining Union voters won't vote for them if they don't.
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