Saturday, December 19, 2009

Breaking: Healthcare Update 12/19

Tom122007 The manager’s amendment aka the Reid Amendment that denoted the final Senate version has been released.  The Repuglicans insisted that it be read in it’s entirety to further delay the process.  The Senate Clerk began doing so at 7:35 AM EST (4:35 AM PST) and is expected to finish around 3:00 PM EST (Noon PST), about two hours from now.

I looked at it, but integrating it back into the original would take me days by myself.  So I’ll have to wait for analysis for those with large staffs and specialized tools before I can render a final opinion on it.

Barack Obama is scheduled top speak on the Senate Bill at 1:30 PM EST (10:30 AM PST) about 30 minutes from now.

I expect to have a more detailed report tomorrow.


Karen said...

Yep... waiting for Prez O to start speaking...

Lisa G. said...

I can't watch him today. I'm afraid I'll do what I did when I used to watch Bush - throw shit at the TV. I have a new TV now and I like it. So, I'm not gonna watch. For everyone's safety.

Sue said...

Lisa that is too funny! I was feeling the same way this week but for some reason I have been much more optimistic today. I think this bill will have alot of positive stuff in it, I think once the 2 bills are combined we'll be happy, but keep in mind, the passage and signing is a good thing and our reps who represent us progressives will continue to fight for additions down the road. We really need this bill for the sake of dems, I believe it's their lifeline for holding the majority.

TomCat said...

Karen, I'm sorry I gave you a bum stear. That Obama would speak was in the CSPAN-2 chyron shortly before I posted this. When 10:45 came along and no Obama, the announcement in the chyron was gone.

Lisa, may I suggest throwing cotton balls. They smell better than shit and don't break your stuff. ;-)

Sue, that she is! Sue, I'n not so sure. Right now the GOP owns the health care system. If what we pass is bad enough, we will own it before the ink dries. I have a feeling I'll be campaigning to reform the reform before the bill goes into effect.

Oso said...

Lisa G.
I wish I had a dollar for every time my kids have said "They can't hear you dad" when I'm shouting at the TV.

I don't throw stuff,I am too mature for that.Instead I punch holes in our doors.easier to replace.

TomCat isn't there a prize for being the 20 and 21 thousandth visitor? maybe stuff to throw at the TV?

TomCat said...

Oso, I'm glad I'm not the only one that yells at the TV.

The prize was voting for your cat instead of Lisa's bunny. ;-)

Leslie Parsley said...

I don't know that I'm any happier or madder than anyone else. But I've kind of always felt that somethings is better than nothing.
But there is one thing I know for sure. I think Joe L is one rotten son of a bitch.

Speaking of which, Tom - I added some more info re HL in my comments section.

Lisa G. said...

I once almost picked up a glass ashtray to throw at the TV. Then I discovered that paper towel rolls work too. But they just don't have that same effect of glass smashing glass. I yell too. Then I just quit watching GWB because I couldn't stand the mangling of the English language that would come out of his mouth - and that friggin' smirk.

Oso said...

I appreciate the support,BTW. I feel Dulce has more to offer than Lisa G's bunny.

Distributorcap said...

you know - this should have been a no brainer for obama - but dont get me started

TomCat said...

Thanks, Leslie. I saw it and commented.

Lisa, the only reason I watched him was to gather ammunition.

Of course, she does, Oso. She's a cat.

It should have, DC.