#1 EXCLUSIVE: Price says Pelosi ready for 'power play'
07-24-2009, 05:22 PM
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will bypass the committee working on the chamber's health-care reform bill and put the legislation to a full floor vote by next week, Rep. Tom Price said Friday.
"My sense as of last night is her plan is now to bring the bill to the floor," said Mr. Price, a Georgia Republican and orthopedic doctor. He spoke on The Washington Times "America's Morning News" radio show. "We've witnessed some remarkable conversations and discussions between the speaker and others that leads me to believe she's going to pull a power play."
Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, participated in a three-hour meeting Thursday on Capitol Hill in which she and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel tried to negotiate with fiscally conservative Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where work on the bill has stopped.
07-24-2009, 05:24 PM
Oh, how I'd love to be a fly on the wall and hear what that sick bitch is saying right now..
It's time for a house cleaning of politicians!! Every damned one of them needs to go!!Obama-if you're being run out of town, get out in front and pretend that it's a parade!!!
07-24-2009, 05:26 PM
They want the members to vote now, so that when they go home, their vote will already be cast, and they don't have to worry about those constituents in home districts telling their reps how to vote.
07-24-2009, 05:41 PM
07-25-2009, 10:43 AM
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Emanuel: Changes To Health System Take Time--House Will Vote Next Week!
"Bending arms and threats of reprisals Rahm Emanuel rages through the house of reps."
The House of Representatives does plan to vote on health legislation before leaving for its August recess, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told NPR.
Emerging from several hours of meetings Thursday with House leaders, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Emanuel told NPR's Steve Inskeep that "their intention is to go next week and she is working toward that goal."
Despite an earlier push by President Obama for Congress to complete its work on the legislation before the break, he and his chief of staff have acknowledged that a final product is more likely to be seen at the end of the year.
Still, setting the deadline for August was important, Emanuel said, because Congress "can use the summer months to basically work out and iron out differences."
Those differences include debates over thorny issues like taxing the wealthy to pay for expanding health coverage, whether to create a government plan that would compete for patients with private insurers, and what kind of role businesses should play, among other things.
"Having a deadline focuses the mind," he said.
Senate Inches Forward
On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged what had become obvious in recent days — that the full Senate would not vote on health care in August.
"It's better to have a product based on quality and thoughtfulness rather than try to jam something through," Reid said.
But he said the Senate Finance Committee would produce a bill and work on it before the August recess begins.
Still, many members of Congress have raised concerns about leaving incomplete legislation unfinished over the summer to be picked apart.
Emanuel dismissed the idea that this would bring down the bills, noting that 14,000 people a day lose their health insurance.
"The public wants health care reform that fundamentally doesn't put the insurance companies in control of the process, which is where they fundamentally are," he said.
He also said lawmakers would welcome hearing from people in their districts about the issue. "Hearing from constituents will not be the same as hearing from the special interests," he said.
Political Pressure From All Sides
Emanuel shrugged off comments from Sen. Jim DeMint, a Republican from South Carolina, who said Wednesday that health care is Obama's "Waterloo." He also dismissed remarks Thursday by Sen. James Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, that Republicans are plotting the bill's demise on a "week by week" basis.
"At least they're honest about their motivation. Their view about health care is about defeating President Obama," he said. "Politically, I actually appreciate what they said."
But tensions are also evident within the Democratic caucus as the Senate Finance Committee struggles to put together its version of the bill.
The administration's efforts to get and keep big health care interest groups on board has been worrying some Democrats in recent days. Hospitals, physicians, insurance companies and prescription drug industry groups have all pledged varying degrees of support for an overhaul.
Emanuel said it was important to keep the advocates who have been opposed to reform in the past on board, but "not at all costs. That has been a key part of this."
Fiscally conservative Democrats have also raised concerns about cost, but Emanuel urged the country to take a step back and think about the scale of what Congress is trying to accomplish.
Well all the elderly who voted for him, hope they enjoy hospice care cause that is what is coming. Boy, when I compared Obama to Hitler before the election people looked at me like I was nuts. What’s the difference, they both wanted to kill off a certain population
25 posted on Fri Jul 24 2009 14:39:34 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by Sarah Barracuda
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Why is this replusive POS involved? Why does he think he has the right to say anything?
26 posted on Fri Jul 24 2009 14:40:15 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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Funny how some people here like the 10th Ammend on this issue, but when it comes to issues such as abortion or other life issues, it is to hell with the 10th..
27 posted on Fri Jul 24 2009 14:54:28 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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I believe most people here would actually like to see the 10th apply to abortion. It was Roe that ignored the 10th Amendment and made it a federal right.
Overturning Roe would by definition return it to state law.
28 posted on Fri Jul 24 2009 15:03:39 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by ilgipper
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I agree most would, but there are some people here who doesn’t like the 10th..
29 posted on Fri Jul 24 2009 15:05:36 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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“Their plans are to not treat the elderly as it is not cost effective. Yes, that could be you!
Holocaust II in the making brought to you by Zero, Emanuel (Capo), and the US Congress.”
Correct—Social Security and Medicare are bankrupt. The government needs to get rid of as many baby boomers as possible. Capital Switchboard #800-965-4701, 800-828-0498, 202-224-3121. Call the White House at 202-456-1414.
30 posted on Fri Jul 24 2009 15:13:26 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by Fu-fu2
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Upstaging the prez should be a no-no, but Soetoro is illegit anyway and Rahm is.... Rahm. One of the meanest creatures to walk the earth. He thinks he can twist all the necessary arms in the next 2 weeks. This is either admin in chaos or a coup.
07-25-2009, 11:21 AMEmanuel dismissed the idea that this would bring down the bills, noting that 14,000 people a day lose their health insurance.
rm -rf obama*
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