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-- to -- senator nice to see him out after yesterday -- -- farther towards a it does bipartisan.
-- -- But -- established yesterday was that the presence of very intelligent and do -- good job of question and also looking statements from an awesome and very clear that Republicans -- -- That they raise a lot of issues that really Republicans think have to -- in -- health care reform bill.
And that they're willing to -- equipment monitor.
The third thing is -- that.
He basically is gonna go to reconciliation and I think this is a photo -- In order to get them so that they can go to reconciliation.
Which would be an -- of but he is senate rules -- -- -- before.
Photo ops and nice -- for.
-- Well this in the future and -- -- -- if it flow as a photo opportunity for the president has demonstrated that he at least.
It's articulate in this area it was a photo -- for some Republicans are so they can say that they wanted to and Democrats who were there -- members of congress in at least.
Than what we sort of happened because the American people thought that the whole purpose of that -- and maybe it was that both sides really specific on the same room.
And considering each other's viewpoints in that was not the -- -- it's just a photo op but I obviously the word choke -- -- and that's a -- -- and it.
The visit was there and didn't do you think people really didn't go into this.
Thinking that there might be something -- com.
Underground was apparent that the Republicans.
That are -- words saying look we don't agree with your approach here's what we would do.
We've but certainly involves the states look at the press ahead a set of governors there.
They don't tell him look let us handle it we have different demographics we have different -- Utah's not.
-- Massachusetts although both states have what's called an exchange but they're different.
And Utah's considered number one -- state in the union right now and one reason is because of some health care approaches we have.
And there are other -- for other states and fit in that category as well.
But know what happened there are such that Republicans are expressing themselves and basically in the end I think it was set up.
So that the president could say well we're so far apart we're gonna go -- reconciliation in order to get this -- through.
So wasn't -- suspects was in going into this you're -- That there was no intention to do anything but there to listen to put a nice transparency -- program together for all of us to watch so.
Neither side gave the presence not considered not -- gonna take what you Republicans say is going to reconciliation.
Well I don't know that it neither side that the Republicans were saying look if we can do this this this this in this will be very interest in working with -- But I think at the -- of -- keep the same bill that we have with my eleven page addendum.
Which adds another 75 billion -- reference to the total bill of two and a half trillion dollars.
I thought was pretty interesting house and the Republicans pointed out some of the some of the gimmicks budgetary gimmicks -- they're using in this bill in order to get.
First of all the data to 950 billion dollars in costs when we noted they start to Texas but they don't start the program in many ways and -- 2000 fort -- And they haven't put off the Cadillac plan.
To satisfy the unions took 2008.
-- -- how long after the president will be gone from the prophecy even if it's a black eyes.
-- so what's -- let me ask about that 2018 tax if it's such a good idea.
That we should put attacks in the cannot what's the reason not to do it now.
Well there's only one race that is to get mr.
-- out -- this time term in office of the it's not going to be applied for so -- -- politically not taxable.
Which -- -- it's a gimmick.
The gimmick of delaying the actual implementation of the bill and -- 2014 as a gimmick so that they can keep under -- trillion dollars.
But that's not what it this extrapolated over ten years it's at least -- half trillion dollars and that's if we're lucky.
Our estimates Specter of always and not a -- more money in the end.
And that and that's if we're lucky now mark.
I think it was.
It will be of this as a justification to go to reconciliation because -- -- clearly does not agree.
With letting the states basically handle this with federal government now.
In accordance with their own and demographics.
In doing a lot of things that the Republicans think we can get together -- And and it made it very clear it's gonna go -- reconciliation.
Did he do thinking made that decision.
Before yesterday and said I guess panic at an appointment -- -- So so this was to use if photo op and we use my -- the law harsher but so yesterday I'd -- -- Greek island between.
I went -- a sham I think it was an exercise a good exercise -- what.
Well it's an exercise and talking back and forth and letting.
All sides of made up their minds ahead of time I'm -- let me just say from of them if if he Internet -- -- -- headed time.
-- -- -- -- -- Well it's very clear that he was not going to start on the step by sentences.
Work with Republicans on good ideas that the Republicans have that we think Democrats would accept.
And and that he was -- -- the very bill that basically went through the Senate.
Basically that bill at 75 -- first more to it and play a lot of budgetary gimmicks.
And then in the end.
Go to reconciliation.
Anywhere and that -- -- that.
So it does the American people are saying that they can that they keep -- in this -- reconciliation.
What what's that you wired and why the Republicans -- -- reconciliation on the.
And that the difference in house and senate the house -- fast acts and body.
If they get a rule and they can get 51%.
Of the votes.
On a given day they can pass anything they want.
The -- some more deliberative body it was designed that way that's why we have the filibuster rule so that the minority is not trampled upon.
And it has worked amazingly well over the years to stop all kinds of bad legislation.
That has gone through.
Now in order to because of a filibuster rule and because there are.
There have been budgetary difficult and difficulties in the past.
The -- -- the reconciliation rule was was designed by senator Byrd basically a Pratt a Democrat with the help of Republicans.
Designed to on budget matters concern with the deficit.
To get the deficit taking care by either increasing taxes or -- -- taxes and cutting.
You could go.
To a vote within twenty hours a debate that's a live very limited time and debate.
And you could and do it by -- 51 vote margin.
Now look we're talking about one suspects that the American economy.
We're not talking about just budget deficits we're not just talking about the budget we're talking about really reckon the country if we don't do it right.
Is this an abuse.
Of the process that went in the latest got to face it that's it you.
At least I I take -- my -- -- and abuse of recklessly partisan.
This of reconciliation I just brought let me give -- of the they quote from senator Byrd who really was the author of the reconciliation -- he said quote.
I was one of the authors of the legislation that created the budget reconciliation process in 93.
And I am certain that putting health care reform.
Legislation on a freight train through congress is an.
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