So, if you no longer hear from me, you’ll know why. (Sheesh!)
Here’s the post and my reply to it on Rep. Joe Barton’s (R) Amplify site:
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Rep. Joe Barton says:
Looks like the President is closing the door on transparency in the health care debate so Democrats can wheel and deal in private.
Amplify’d from www.washingtontimes.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is prodding House and Senate Democrats to get him a final health care bill as soon as possible, encouraging them to bypass the usual negotiations between the two chambers in the interest of speed.
Obama delivered the message at an Oval Office meeting Tuesday evening with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his No. 2, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., joined in by phone.
They agreed that rather than setting up a formal conference committee to resolve differences between health bills passed last year by the House and Senate, the House will work off the Senate’s version, amend it and send it back to the Senate for final passage, according to a House leadership aide, speaking on condition of anonymity in order to discuss the private meeting.
Obama himself will take a hands-on role, convening another meeting with congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday, the aide said.
Posted by Rep. Joe Barton January 6, 2010 – 10:53 am
4 Responses 3 Comments 1 Recommend
Eric Goldstein January 6, 2010 1:12 pm
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Eric Goldstein DM January 6, 2010 1:15 pm
The collective disappointment i’ve heard from people in Obama’s presidency thus far (from people who voted for him) is remarkable.
Mickel Adzema January 6, 2010 1:23 pm
Well, what’d you expect guv-nor.
Adults for Congress initiative: (To Republicans) You “stood up” to Obama? What the fuck, are you in grade school?:
Considering the ongoing health care slog Democrats confront in trying to save 45,000 lives a year of people who don’t have insurance, considering the unprecedented obstreperous stance of Republican politicians, things haven’t changed since Republicans tried to bring us all down with their monkey wrenching efforts on the stimulus legislation last spring. Is “just say no to all government” a rational, adult position or a two-year-old’s temper tantrum? Please, people, let’s vote for adults for Congress.
Mickel Adzema January 6, 2010 1:27 pm
Sorry, not guv-nor. You’re actually one of those creating the problem! And after refusing to play a constructive role you continue to find fault with those in government who, unlike yourself, actually are trying to govern! Unbelievable.