Democrats Deny GOP Bid to Put Health Bill Online

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    WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Democrats have rejected a GOP amendment that would have required a health overhaul bill to be available online for 72 hours before the committee votes.

    Republicans argued that transparency is an Obama administration goal. They also noted that their constituents are demanding that they read bills before voting.

    Democrats said it was a delay tactic that could have postponed a vote for weeks.

    The Democrats noted that unlike other committees, the Finance Committee works off conceptual language that describes policies — instead of legislative language that ultimately becomes law, and which the GOP amendment would have required.

    Democrats Deny GOP Bid to Put Health Bill Online
     
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    Well, they're not gonna read it, so they're gonna make sure nobody else does either.
     
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    If you can read the draft, read the amendments, and see if the amendments are approved, how would this proposal change anything? It's just another stalling tactic.
     
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    Didn't Obamaturd promise to put every bill he signs into law up for the public to see 72 hours before?
     
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    So, he lied.
     
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    We would just be all confused about it anyway.
     
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    Well, in that case, the Republicans should just go ahead and put their own bill on line.

    Wait, they DO have a bill, don't they?

    Hello.

    Republicans DO have a bill? Right?

    Well, they can't just be complaining about Democrats. They must have a bill? Right?

    Well?

    Well?

    Thought so.
     
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    since the GOP bill has ZERO chance of getting out of the dem controlled commitees, why bother
     

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