Saturday, November 21, 2009

Update on the Senate Health Care Reform Vote

 To clarify my post yesterday on the Senate Health Care Bill- the vote today, Saturday, is a vote for Cloture, not on the actual passage of the bill.  But, the vote for cloture today is the actual deciding vote on this bill.  Harry Reid needs 60 votes for cloture, to move the bill forward towards a vote for passage, but he only needs 51 votes to pass the bill.  He most definitely has the 51 votes to pass the bill, so the only way to put the breaks on this monstrosity is for the Senate to fall short of the 60 votes for cloture tonight.

A recent study on cloture votes vs bill passage shows bills that passed cloture also go on to pass the Senate at a rate of 97.6% since 1999.

This vote will allow several moderate Democrats the opportunity to vote for the bill before they vote against the bill - an "out" for their reelection in tight states.

A vote for Cloture is a vote for the Health Care Reform Bill!

1 comment:

  1. Well it passed. No pro-life democrats stood up to Reid. I don't understand why the House could manage to put abortion funding restrictions in their bill, but the Senate could not.

    There was a quote from NRO along the lines of if we
    were to spend a million dollars a day since the day Jesus was born, it still would not add up to what this program would cost. Also, a senator from NH said it was enough money to run his home state for 100 years.


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