President Obama is calling on the House to just give the people a vote on healthcare. Obama would like the House to quit dragging their feet and just pass the bill as it was presented to them from the Senate and then he promised that the Senate could “tweak” the bill by using the process of “reconciliation”. Democrat Senator Durbin would call on the Senate to make “adjustments” by using this process, commonly called the “nuclear option,” which only requires a simple majority.
OBAMA: It is time to act on healthcare speech
It is interesting that the Democrats would stoop to using the nuclear option considering what they had to say about this tactic 5 years ago when the Republicans tried to implement it to pass one of their bills. In 2005 the Democrats said the nuclear option is an arrogant abuse of power and was against our very constitution. I guess it all depends upon who’s doing it.
This is what the Democrats had to say about the process 5 years ago.
What do our readers think? Should the House just send the bill as is and then hope for the best once it gets back to the Senate? Or should the House members demand that the corrections be made now? Don’t you just love it when either the Republican or the Democrat party hacks try to cram something down your throat? What is really troubling is the thought that the 300 million of us that voted for these 545 congressional people are not being heard now that they are in Washington.