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Friday, September 25, 2009

The audacity of the demoncrats! They stick the middle finger up at us again!!!

The Senate Finance Committee spent more than one hour Wednesday morning debating an amendment to a healthcare reform bill that would have required that the committee receive both the legal language and the final Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost and analysis of the bill before a full committee vote.

And in the course of the debate, Democrats may have lost one key Republican, who's vote many thought they had.

The measure, authored by Sen Jim Bunning, R-KY, was promptly defeated on a near partyline vote, with Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-AR, a moderate, joining all of her Republican colleagues in arguing vociferously against committee tradition that normally allows "conceptual language," or bills written in plain English, and not the more technical "legislative language" required by law before final Senate passage, be used to conduct committee business. Any discrepancies between the two are then, theoretically, corrected by the chairman of the committee when the bill is taken up by the full Senate.

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