BREAKING NEWS: Baucus Bill Passes Out Of Committee

The Senate Finance Committee passed the Baucus healthcare reform bill out of committee with a vote of 14-9, with Olympia Snow as the only republican that voted for the bill.

My questions would be:

  1. Are we going to be allowed to read this or is it going to be combined with the rest of the different committees’ versions behind closed doors and voted on in the middle of the night?
  2. Are there enough patriots in Maine to oust Olympia Snowe for voting against the will of America?
  3. Are you awake America?  Are you ready to fight against the tax increases, rationing of care, and single payer government option?

Senate Finance Committee Approves Health Care Bill

Health care reform cleared a momentous hurdle Tuesday, as the Senate Finance Committee voted to send its version of the legislation to the Senate floor after months of closely watched deliberations.

The committee voted 14-9 in favor of the package. One Republican, Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, broke with her party to support the bill. All 13 Democrats on the panel voted in favor of it, while the rest of the Republicans opposed it.

The panel was the last of five to act on health legislation, and the vote marked the biggest advance so far toward health care reform, as the committee’s legislation is considered the best building block for a compromise plan in the full Senate.

But much work still remains on the package.

The House still needs to bring a unified version to the floor, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will begin working with White House staff, Baucus and others to blend the Finance bill with a more liberal version passed by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee – before bringing a final product to the Senate floor.

Mitch McConnell on the floor of the Senate this morning before the vote:

6 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS: Baucus Bill Passes Out Of Committee”

  1. It is no surprise to me how Snowe voted. She is a member of the CFR; she’s an agent for “change”. She needs to go, but I bet she’s not one bit worried.

  2. Another thing. If they think we are going to roll over, they have another think coming. This is only going to make us stronger and more determined. They should start parking their bags and getting ready to crawl into their underground cities, cause we’re coming for em.

    • Dug – I go out to pay my power bill and what do I see when I get back – that article. Searching for corraboration right now. Keep ya posted. Everybody ready for that “bank holiday”?

  3. What is wrong with these people? Pushing this worn out hillary care obamacare that raises rates, reduces coverage, determines how long we live, funds free abortions and makes us slaves to the system is immoral. It will also enable them to peer into our private lives. My state (not MA) has health care and you have to sign a multi-page form that asks everything about you except what kind of toothpaste you use. It even asks for your bank account #. AND most are not eligible for it. Illegals are always eligible though. They run around cashing in their foods stamps on prime rib and other rich foods and collecting a pay under the table (which lowers the base pay for everyone else), driving cadilac eldorado’s, while having free health care and never pay into the system while most of the other people who do pay into the system struggle to get by. Tsk Tsk. Wrath of God…now is not too soon.

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