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Senate Democrats Refuse Bi-partisan Meeting With Parliamentarian Until After House Votes

WASHINGTON DC – Senate Democrats have balked at a bi-partisan meeting with the Senate Parliamentarian to discuss a rule violation that could doom the entire House reconciliation proposal.

DON STEWART, McCONNELL SPOKESMAN: “Republicans have been trying to set up a meeting with Senate Democrats since yesterday to discuss this fatal point of order but have been met with nothing but silence. We suspect Democrats are slow walking us so as to have the House vote first. Since Senate Democrats refuse to meet with us and the Parliamentarian, we’ve informed our colleagues in the House that we believe the bill they’re now considering violates the clear language of Section 310g of the Congressional Budget Act, and the entire reconciliation bill is subject to a point of order and rejection in the Senate should it pass the House.”


DEMOCRAT LEADERSHIP RELEASE:The Congressional Budget Office estimate of the health care legislation shows an increase in Social Security revenues… CBO projects that the resulting increase in wages will generate $29 billion in additional FICA contributions to the Social Security Trust Fund.” (“Health Care Reform Update,” Office of Rep. Steny Hoyer, 3/21/10)

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT: “LIMITATION ON CHANGES TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any reconciliation bill or reconciliation resolution reported pursuant to a concurrent resolution on the budget agreed to under section 301 or 304, or a joint resolution pursuant to section 258C of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, or any amendment thereto or conference report thereon, that contains recommendations with respect to the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program established under title II of the Social Security Act.” (Congressional Budget Act Of 1974, Sec. 310g, P. 31)

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.


  1. Monica Key says:

    Republicans did NOTHING to solve our healthcare crises for the entire EIGHT YEARS they were in charge. Why? Because they want to have NOTHING done on this issue. It’s not a matter of starting over, it’s a blatant attempt to make sure NOTHING is done.

    • Tom White says:

      Agreed, Monica. And this bill will add to the deficit and increase premiums. It breaks a broken system even more. This is not Health Reform, it is Insurance Company destruction designed to allow single payer.

      You do not have ANY IDEA what is in the bill, other than the Obama bumper stickers you have been fed.

      I do feel sorry for those of you that are simply being duped. And in case you are part of the other people that support this bill, the freeloading mooches, well, I say get a job and support yourself. I am tires of carring your deadbeat ass.

  2. AG says:

    Monica – what “crisis”? 85% of Americans are happy with their current health care. The United States has the best cancer survival rates in the world and access to specialized care and diagnostics is second to none. The question becomes – why destroy the entire system in an attempt to fix specific issues?

    The government already controls 46% of all healthcare spending – they are the “elephant in the room”. Medicare/Medicaide payments don’t cover the cost of procedures NOW. It is everyone else that is paying that makes up the difference. What happens when 500 billion comes OUT of those programs to fund these new mandates? What happens when less people have private insurance and the government controls more? People complain about HMOs, what happens when the govt controls more and pays less? Get ready for quality and availability to go down, and costs to go up.

    If we want to lower helathcare costs and provide more care than we (the United States) should be DEREGULATING not imposing even more massive federal bureaucracy on one of the most regulated industries in existence.

    After being layed off last year I started my own company and pay for insurance for myself and my entire family. I’m in fear that I won’t be able to afford healthcare anymore thanks to this bill if it passes. With the new “no pre-existing conditions” clause there is no doubt that the insurance companies costs will go way up. Couple that with the fact that their margins are 3% or less and there is no doubt that my costs will go up. The problem with this bill is that it creates many more problems than it solves. How moral is that?

  3. Elmer says:

    Monic, Monica, Monica…

    have you read the bill and amendment?

    H.R. 3590 the Health Care Bill, 2,409 pages, can be found here:

    H.R. 4872, the Reconciliation Bill, 2,310 pages, can be found here:


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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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