They announced they are planning to have a vote next week, but the Speaker is still looking for “certain assurances” from the U.S. Senate.
They do not have the votes to pass it. Here is the latest from The Hill newspaper’s Whip Count:
Thirty-four House Democrats are either firm no votes or leaning no, according to The Hill’s whip list. Dozens more are undecided.
The list of Democratic members who haven’t committed ranges widely, from liberal Reps. Michael Capuano (Mass.) and Anthony Weiner (N.Y.) to centrist Reps. Jason Altmire (Pa.) and Chris Carney (Pa.).
Two committee chairmen — Reps. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) — say they are firm nos and three others, Reps. John Spratt (D-S.C.), Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) and Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.), are undecided.
If every House member votes and all Republicans reject the bill as expected, Pelosi can only afford 37 Democratic defections.
They think they will find the votes, despite the fact CBO says to finance the cost of ObamaCare the U.S. will have to borrow 39 cents of every dollar spent on ObamaCare.
We must work to prevent them from finding the votes.
And they will not find the votes.
ObamaCare will fail in the House next week.
(Posting this from an AirTran coach seat, at an altitude of 32,000 feet.)