The Senate democrats are trying to get the reconciliation bill passed, exactly as-is. The Senate Republicans are trying to stop this, by trying to change the reconciliation package in some way. In any way. One word would be enough.
You see, if the Senate reconciliation package is different in any way from HR4872 then it has to be voted on again in the House. Otherwise it can’t be passed and signed into law. So the Republicans plan to offer amendments to the Senate reconciliation package that might peel off certain democrats. The Republicans are challenging the language of the bill with the Senate Parliamentarian, to see if he’ll rule that something in the bill needs to be changed. They’re doing anything they can to scuttle the reconciliation package.
So what’s in the reconciliation package that’s so bad? Well, it removes all the ‘special’ deals that everyone hates. The reconciliation bill would remove the Cornhusker Kickback, and Gator-Aid, and all the others. Those ‘special’ deals are repugnant. And the democrats cannot be allowed to remove them.
Why not? Wouldn’t Obamacare be much better if everyone were treated the same, with no ‘special’ deals for one state or another? Of course it would, and that might actually make Obamacare more popular, which would be a huge tragedy. We need to make the democrats and their ‘health care reform’ at least look corrupt if we’re going to get a Republican majority in November. We need the worst bill possible. You know, for America.
That’s because the only way to save America is to get these progressives out of office and regain a Republican majority in November. And if that happens (oh, say, 150 more seats than today so that we could override the President’s veto) then we can repeal Obamacare and give America back its traditional healthcare system. And then we could all breathe a sigh of relief. Unless you’re asthmatic.