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Old 10-23-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi counted votes Thursday night and determined she could not pass a “robust public option” — the most aggressive of the three forms of a public option House Democrats have been considering as part of a national overhaul of health care.


Pelosi's decision—coupled with a significant turn of events yesterday during a private White House meeting—points to an increasingly likely compromise for a “trigger” option for a government plan.

Exclusive: Nancy Pelosi lacks votes for most sweeping public option - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: between Ath,GR & Mia,FL...
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Let's hope that the Blue Dogs & some "New Dems" hold their positions...

The "progrsssives " / socialists ,with their 100 Reps & 30 Sens are not going to govern USA...

The...rest 335 Reps & 70 Sens will govern...
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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There will be a public option in the House version of health care. Good chance for one in the Senate version too. ~60% of the American public favor one.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Pelosi lacks votes for public option
Good news.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:43 AM
 
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Thanks goodness.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:45 AM
 
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Well, this one is all up to the Dems...they've been promising this since Clinton's first term and now have the numbers to make it happen (or not).

Then again, Pelosi who knew about torture, called for troop withdrawals until recently and complained bitterly about Guantanamo...which is still open....has zero credibility.
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