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Pelosi: Democrats Will Have The Votes

From Bloomberg.com:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, march 15, 2010, following a meeting with children’s advocates to discuss the health care overhaul legislation.

Pelosi Says Democrats to Have Votes for Health Bill

By Laura Litvan and Kristin Jensen

March 16 (Bloomberg) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, still shoring up support for legislation to overhaul the U.S. health- care system, vowed that Democrats will be ready to pass the bill when the time comes.

“When we bring the bill to the floor, we will have the votes,” Pelosi told reporters yesterday.

Representative John Larson of Connecticut, chairman of the House Democratic caucus, echoed Pelosi that the leadership will get the votes to pass the bill, perhaps later this week. Still, he said, there’s “tremendous anticipation and certainly anxiety” as the vote nears.

Democrats are awaiting a cost estimate for the legislation from the Congressional Budget Office that they had expected as early as last week. Democrats are looking for the CBO — a nonpartisan agency that President Barack Obama calls the “referee” — to determine that their legislation can reduce the federal budget deficit…

The House Democratic leadership is working with the CBO to make sure the reconciliation legislation meets “the precise requirements” for deficit reduction, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland told reporters last night…

Pelosi may try to shield her members from a vote on the Senate bill by using a mechanism that would “deem” the legislation passed without a full vote. The idea drew fire from Representative David Dreier of California, the top Republican on the House Rules Committee.

Dreier said that process would undermine future efforts to pass bipartisan legislation and that voters would hold Democrats accountable. Pelosi said no decision would be made until members can see a CBO cost estimate and legislative language.

“When we have the substance, then we will decide on the process,” said Pelosi, a California Democrat

Traders on Intrade, an online exchange for futures contracts on political outcomes, placed 77 percent odds on Obama’s health-care plan becoming law by June 30.

If they have the votes, why use the Slaughter end around?

Meanwhile, notice how Ms. Pelosi is taking to hiding behind human shields – and babies no less.

Never mind the main stumbling block to the reconciliation bill is federally funded abortion, which of course Ms. Pelosi favors.

Note too, that there is no mention in the AP’s photo caption about how much each of these infants already owes the federal government.

Which is, at the moment, $40,658 per child.

And that is before ‘Obama-care’ sends the deficit through what’s left of the roof.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Pelosi: Democrats Will Have The Votes”

  1. Reality Bytes says:

    Ever wonder what’s going thru Pelosi’s mind when she speaks. Here’s an example.


    If you play this backwards it says “I buried Massa”.

  2. proreason says:

    The babies in the picture can have a life expectancy of 80……or 70.

    But if it’s 70, their medical costs will be “free”.

    • Mithrandir says:

      Did they hand out the babies like they did the lab coats? I wouldn’t put it past the Democrats that they have things in suspended animation in a warehouse somewhere for these occasions.

      The ends justify the means you know, and just like Stalin, when he is done using you, he will have you thrown under the bus as a sacrifice to the regime.

  3. Right of the People says:

    I wonder if the Botox Beech ever pondered how many more supporters she could have if she didn’t favor abortion. How many of those aborted fetuses would be around to perhaps vote for San Fran Nan?

    Plus I think she’s just pissing into the wind when she says she has the votes. I don’t think her arm twisting has quite the effect it did a year ago.

    Just sayin’.

  4. MinnesotaRush says:

    I’m hoping and praying they have to go to their foolhardy “Slaughter Rule”!

    Let them concretely and unquestionably display their true colors to the American public – unlawful and inep elitists doing whatever it takes to install their agendas.

    Every ally of that “Slaughter Rule” needs to be gone after unrelentlessly and banned from any public office in this country.

    • proreason says:

      One of the posters on Ace said today that the Supreme’s wouldn’t strike down the Slaugher ploy.

      He said the Supremes don’t get involved in the rules Congress sets for themselves, despite Constitutional language that says the House and Senate must vote on and approve the bills before they can be signed into law.

  5. bill says:

    When they have the votes, they will vote. If they don’t have the votes they will deem it passed, and then all hell breaks lose across America.

    In the meantime, keep calling.

  6. Reality Bytes says:

    Here forward “Animal Crackers in My Soup” shall be the official Pelosi’s theme song. I’m looping it over her press conferences & it’s hilarious!

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