Thursday, January 28, 2010

A few quick links

The State of the Union obviously didn't have a clear message of 'pass the Senate bill.' For health reform, the most telling was what he didn't say.

Here is NY Times coverage of speech and WSJ.

There are all sorts of paths to a reform bills being painted, but it is just hard for me to believe there is a realistic way other than the House passing the Senate bill and then the Senate making changes via reconciliation in the Senate. The longer it goes with no clear way forward and moves back burner....i just don't see how it comes back front burner.

A few links. Speaker Pelosi saying two track reform, easy stuff now and more comprehensive later. Discussion of moderate Dems worried that reconciliation will end any hope of bipartisanship in Senate for rest of session....freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose and all that. Word of House sending Senate $300 Billion in changes to be done via reconciliation, which makes it sound more likely that reform not going to move but House setting up opportunity to blame the Senate. We would have done it if....etc. More Senate blaming House, House blaming Senate.

Most likely outcome by far is no bill I think. I hope I am wrong.

1 comment:

  1. Any reaction to alternate universe white president giving the Republican rebuttal from same Virginia capitol house that once housed the confederates?