(Closed) what is going on with our government???

posted 12 years ago in Legal
  • poll: Do you support what they are doing?

    yes

    no

    not sure

  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I feel like I’ve been living under a rock.  I haven’t heard about this.  ??

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Clarifcation, OP?

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Uh, that’s not what’s happening at all. I’m assuming you’re talking about heath care. A bill passed both the house and the senate, but the two versions were different, so they’re basically combining the two.  It’s called reconciliation, and despite what the alarmists say, it’s a perfectly common way of passing laws. Both Republicans and Democrats use it all the time.  Remember: cable news stations make money by getting as many people to watch as possible- thus it’s in their interest to make every little thing out to be the end of the world. That’s capitalism.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Health care? They, uh, are voting.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Well said, greenleafmountain!!

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Um, can you explain? I don’t see what you’re talking about. I think “deem and pass” is what you’re going for, and it’s used often as far as I know.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Perhaps OP is upset about the way the vote will be carried out?  The Republican party isn’t very happy with some of the options (self executing rule, etc).

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    Stop watching Fox news. It’s bad for your health. Tongue out

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    It is indeed legal.

    Republicans have done it before.  Which makes it a little bit iffy for them to complain now no matter what one thinks about the politics involved.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Yes, I totally support this, or else, nothing would ever get done. Have you seen them bicker? Not pass things out of spite? Well, personally, I helped vote this president in and by doing so, I gave him my vote to carry things out. I honestly wish they would do more of it, so that as a country we aren’t constantly in limbo waiting for change that won’t happen.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Hookay. 

    The House makes its own rules, so if they want to make it such that a particular bill may be passed on the basis having been deemed so, conditional “aye” votes ro whatever, they can.  It would be perfectly legal.

    Whether or not it would be Constitutional is something else again.

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