Reid Caves to Lieberman, And?
Let’s play a what if game, shall we? According to a numerous reports, Senator Reid has caved to Senator Lieberman’s demands — NO public option, NO trigger, NO Medicare buy-in. Senator Reid now needs 60 votes to pull the public option out of the bill. Will all the liberals, the Burris-Sanders-Franken-Brown-Feingold block of Senators, and perhaps others, vote to pull the public option out of | Read More »
Sen. Susan Collins (R, ME) rejects trigger for ‘public option.’ [UPDATE: Sen Snowe rejects public option]
(via @seanhackbarth) For the very commonsense reason that you can’t trust the people who would be pulling the trigger. No, really: that’s what she said. A moderate Republican who has previously broken with her party to support President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus bill said Sunday that she does not support the idea of using a so called “trigger” on the public health insurance option as | Read More »
If a trigger, then an off-switch!
I’m not advocating compromise. What I AM saying is that, “trigger” will be offered as to test the good faith of Republicans. As if to say, “We’ll go it your way unless and until it doesn’t work.” But, we know how this “unprincipled fight” is supposed to go. This is supposed to be a reform that fails and, as a result, DEMANDS a single payer. The term “off-switch” is, in poker terms, the call; as if to say, “Let true competition work and install an public option off-switch when it does.”
Read More »