CODE RED! CODE RED! CODE RED!
HARRY REID SCHEDULING CLOTURE VOTE AT 1 A.M. MONDAY MORNING TO STOP DEBATE ON HEALTHCARE BILL!!!!!
KEEP CALLING THE SENATE AND CONTINUE TO MELT THEIR LINES:
Definition of desperation: Recklessness arising from despair.
Harry Reid is so desperate to pass some version of healthcare that he will not stop no matter how insane it makes him and his cronies look. I wonder how many of the senators are going to be able to read Harry manager’s amendment before they vote for cloture at 1 AM on Monday morning?
Let’s start here:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will make his final offer on healthcare legislation on Saturday morning, unveiling a highly-anticipated amendment to the Senate healthcare bill.
Reid will unveil his amendment with a cost analysis from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shortly after the Senate votes at around 7:30 Saturday morning to clear a Defense spending bill.
“That’s the plan, soon after that vote because we want to file cloture on that quickly,” said Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
Reid’s amendment will include all the changes he has proposed to secure the votes of 60 Democratic senators for the healthcare bill. The amendment may include a compromise on abortion language, a sticking point for centrist Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.).
Durbin said it was necessary to unveil Reid’s amendment and file a motion to cut of a GOP filibuster on Saturday morning to set up a preliminary vote at 1 a.m. Monday.
Lawmakers must vote early Monday to cut off debate on Reid’s amendment if they are to stick to a timeline that would set a final vote on the healthcare bill after 7 pm on Christmas Eve.
Republicans may demand that Senate clerks read aloud Reid’s amendment, which could total several hundred pages. But Democrats say a reading could be completed within the same day and would not disrupt the schedule.
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Issue: Health Care Bill
The Senate recently inched a little closer to passing ObamaCare, but the fight is far from over.
The vote right before Thanksgiving was a “motion to proceed” that simply begins debate on the Left’s proposed takeover of America’s health care system, and the Democrats’ Majority Leader Harry Reid barely got the 60 votes he needed. Becasue of procedural rules in the Senate, he will need to get those same 60 again in order to shut off debate and actually pass this massive legislation that is over 2,000 pages, costs $2.5 TRILLION from 2014 to 2024, and will be paid for with huge tax hikes.
Our sources tell us to expect at least 3 to 4 weeks of debate and mabye more before there is a final vote to invoke cloture and actually pass the bill…if during this time we can peel off just one of the 60 that voted in favor of the motion to proceed, we will WIN and stop Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the others on the Left in their quest to socialize our health care.
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