Reconciliation…are we being bamboozled?

As I understand President Obama’s plan, what will now happen is as follows.

The Senate version of Obamacare has already been passed.  But, the House of Representatives does not like many provisions in the Senate bill.  So, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, is now scurrying around trying to draft, and obtain support for, what I will call a “fix it bill”. 

Her plan is as follows.  First, the House passes the Senate bill, and then it passes the “fix it bill”.  The “fix it bill” will need to go to the Senate where reconciliation is needed to obtain the votes to pass it.

Meanwhile, we have lost sight of the fact that both the Senate and the House have passed an identical bill,  and, thus, that bill  goes to the President for signature.  No need for reconciliation on the “fix it bill”, we have Obamacare.

I’m not a House or Senate parliamentarian, but, I am a cynic.

3 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    The president's advice to Democrats (and the American people) is the same as that given to Victorian brides by their mothers on their wedding night: "just lie back and think of England".

     

    All puns, metaphors and insinuations are deliberate.

    • donh
      donh says:

      This deal is worse than an offer by James O'Rourke to a drunk woman for a ride home in a snow storm.  This  is date rape politics at its worst . Whatever goverment wants you better take YES for an answer or you will find your self stalked , harassed, and beaten into submission.

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