Grappling for ways to ram the health care overhaul bill through Congress, Democratic leadership is now considering a tactic known as the “self-executing rule” to pass the legislation. The rule also known as “deem and pass” would be used to vote on fixes to the Senate bill – which would effectively sidestep the need for an actual congressional vote on the legislation, and protect lawmakers who are unwilling to vote on the bill because of political repercussions.
How much deeper will Congressional leaders continue to dig before they realize they might need to reconsider this health care bill? Here’s a thought: abandon the failing takeover and focus on incremental and cost effective measures for improving health care that everyone can agree on.
Taken from an article in the Washington Post, Speaker Pelosi:
“It’s more insider and process-oriented than most people want to know,” the speaker said in a roundtable discussion with bloggers Monday. “But I like it,” she said, “because people don’t have to vote on the Senate bill.”
She may like it. But I think the voters may take a different view…
Either way, tomorrow marks the latest White House deadline.