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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Democrats' "Deem and Pass" Sleight of Hand Strategy is Becoming "the Story" - Video 3/16/10

Here is video of Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Jason Altmire today saying he does not agree with the process Democrat Leadership is planning to use to pass the Senate Health Care Bill. He was specifically referring to their planned use of the "Slaughter Solution," which would "deem" the Senate Health care bill to have been passed as part of a reconciliation package of fixes to that bill. In other words, under this strategy, there would never be a straight up or down vote on the Senate Bill itself.

Altmire is one of the very votes the Democrats need to win over. Their use of "Deem and Pass" already appears to be backfiring on them. It is becoming the story. Democrat Leaders may have unwittingly unleashed the very thing that will prevent passage of ObamaCare!


Anonymous,  March 18, 2010 at 1:00 AM  

I would like to point out that this exact procedure has been used time and again by both parties since the 1930's. Some have questioned it's constitutionality, but it has been and continues to be regularly used for all sorts of things. In the 10 years of Republican controlled House from 1995 to 2005, self-executing rules were used over 200 times. Here is some interesting reading on the history of this procedure:


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Mike Cramer

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