Since the Democrats intend to actually vote on the health insurance bail out next week, now that Speaker Pelosi has repeated that the Public Option is Off of Our Table, and said,
“I’m quite sad that a public option isn’t in there. ”
Sad in the Baby Seal Syndrome way, as she also said she was for single payer, herself (eyeroll icon øø),
…. they’ve sent out a memo with the schedule (try not to laugh too hard at the thought of the them sticking to one) and some talking points for Congresspeople to take back to their districts during the Easter vacation. They also told the members to just shut up on reconciliation:
“At this point, we have to just rip the band-aid off and have a vote – up or down; yes or no?” the memo said. “Things like reconciliation and what the rules committee does is INSIDE BASEBALL.”
“People who try and start arguments about process on this are almost always against the actual policy substance too, often times for purely political reasons.”
I take it they are going to do everything in their power to prevent just that – an up or down vote – from occurring with the Senate and the Public Option, so look for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ proposed amendment to mysteriously and quietly vanish into the ether.