Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Healthcare debate hasn’t gone away

The election of Scott Brown certainly changed the playing field for the healthcare legislation that was looming large in Congress; but it hasn’t made it go away completely.

President Obama is attempting to use reconciliation to have the Senate version (which the USCCB has loudly denounced as unacceptable for several reasons) passed. This would allow a 51% vote to pass the bill; which would prevent the Republicans from using a filibuster to stop it.

Oddly enough, President Bush did the same thing in 2005. Any idea how those who want do this today reacted then? Did they see it as fair play? Did they see it as necessary?

Watch and see. “If we are ignorant of history we are bound to repeat it”.

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