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Monday, March 1, 2010

Washington Roiled Over Reconciliation


“The battle lines crystallized over the past week. From Thursday’s White House health care summit to the Sunday talk shows, Republicans have blasted reconciliation as everything from ‘cataclysmic’ to a ‘trick’ to push the bill through Congress.

“Democrats, in turn, argued Republicans have no grounds to criticize, accusing them of rank hypocrisy given their frequent embrace of the tactic during the past 30 years, when they passed several major bills using the threshold of a 51-vote Senate majority, not the usual 60.” (Politico, Monday)

And it worked out so well for the Republicans.

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