3/5/10

GOP planning on throwing a wrench in Reconciliation?

3/5/10
That would seem obvious, but it kinda has been suggested otherwise. He doesn't name any sources, but Greg Sargent of The Plum Line claims the Republicans are going to "bleed reconciliation to death" via the Byrd rule:
Senate GOPers will repeatedly invoke the Byrd rule to ask the parliamentarian to strip individual provisions (ones fixing this or that in the original bill) out of the fix, on the grounds that they are policy fixes. If individual provisions are stripped, it would change the Senate’s version of the overall fix.

That would force the House to vote on it again and again, stalling the process further.
The thinking behind this is that the longer this nightmare goes on for the Democrats, the more they will bail, thus dooming Obamacare. Here's hoping.

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