Thursday, March 18, 2010

One Step Closer...

In a move bringing us even closer to monumental legislation, the "Slaughter Solution" was just passed in the House 222-203. By House Republican Leader, John Boehner, the Slaughter Solution is described as such:
The Slaughter Solution is a plan by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the Democratic
chair of the powerful House Rules Committee and a key ally of Speaker Nancy
Pelosi (D-CA)
, to get the health care legislation through the House without an
actual vote on the Senate-passed health care bill. You see, Democratic
leaders currently lack the votes needed to pass the Senate health care bill
through the House. Under Slaughter’s scheme, Democratic leaders will
overcome this problem by simply “deeming” the Senate bill passed in the House -
without an actual vote by members of the House.
Two of my state's pathetic excuses for human beings, Gerry Conolly and Jim Moran (and also my miserable shame of a congressman) voted "yay" on the bill. I'm glad Tom Perriello stood up and said no.

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