A senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told CNSNews.com that it is “likely” that Reid will use H.R. 1586—a bill passed by the House in March to impose a 90-percent tax on bonuses paid to employees of certain bailed-out financial institutions—as a “shell” for enacting the final version of the Senate’s health care bill, which Reid is responsible for crafting.H/T Curmudgeonly & Skeptical website!
Under the procedure, the substance of House Resolution 1586 would be removed and replaced with the entire Senate health care package. The maneuver would initially require the support of 60 senators to vote for cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 1586 (i.e., end debate on the congressional procedure and move forward).
If Reid wins 60 votes, then debate begins on his health care package. Reid could then decide to block all amendments and attempt to get a vote on the entire package.
Nice going you despicable snakes! You know that Americans don't want your freaking bill and you're going to ram it down our throats by stealth. Can't even screw us in the unforgiving light of day, can you? I have a message for you from the American people. Your run is OVER. Come November 2010, you will be unemployed. In fact, many of you should and may be prosecuted for malfeasance and just generally being buttheads! Isn't there a law against being an asswipe? There ought to be!