Hats off to the “Foundry” who predicted how this “Shell” was planned back in September and the steps of this complicated process. http://blog.heritage.org/2009/09/22/passing-a-shell-of-a-bill-how-congress-plans-to-ram-through-health-care-reform/ A must read to see how it plays out.
Larry O’Donnell has emphatically proclaimed that the way Dems intend to use reconciliation is “unprecedented” and has “never, never, never” been so used before. Larry was on Morning Joe-take a look: https://bunkerville.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/odonnell-reconciliation-never-never-never-been-used-like-this-before/
Shocking turn of events… while Reids family lays in the Hospital, he is out there beating this ugly drum. Here is a link to see where your congressman stands: http://www.hannity.com/pages/stop-obama-care Thanks to Sean Hannty
Rep. Paul Ryan says that Democrats are ready to ram a “shell” health care bill through the Budget Committee, on which he serves as ranking Republican member, to use as a vehicle to impose national health care.
In a phone interview with TAS Thursday afternoon, Ryan said that he expects Democrats to begin the complex process on Monday, under which they would have the Budget Committee approve a phantom bill by midnight, which they will then send over to the Rules Committee. At that point, the Rules Committee will strip out all of the language in the phantom bill, and insert the changes to the Senate bill that Democrats have negotiated.
“They don’t have the votes right now, but they’re creating the vehicle so that they can airdrop in whatever changes they want,” Ryan said. http://spectator.org/blog/2010/03/11/ryan-dems-ramming-shell-hc-bil