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:
like the President is closing the door on transparency in the health
care debate so Democrats can wheel and deal in private.
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.
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.
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.
himself will take a hands-on role, convening another meeting with
congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday, the aide said.
Eric Goldstein January 6, 2010 1:12 pm
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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
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