Saturday, December 19, 2009

Progress on Heath Care Reform

This morning's news on health care reform is good on two fronts.

  1. The CBO has scored the latest bill and it will reduce the federal deficit by $132 billion over the next ten years. An earlier GOP alternative would have save only have as much.
  2. Democrats have secured a 60th vote that will end debate and bring the current bill to a vote before Christmas.
Clearly, there is a lot of emotion on both sides of the issue, but the extreme positions of far left liberals like Howard Dean and Keith Obermann, along with the do nothing antics of the entire GOP congressional caucus (less one) make the pragmatic approach taken by the President and the Democrats of the Senate even more satisfying.

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