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Thursday, October 8, 2009

What's the Rush?

Democratic dissenters are being told simply to trust that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi know what they're doing in remaking the health care economy.

by John Fund

Eight Democratic Senators have written Majority Leader Harry Reid and asked him to post the final health care bill on the Internet for at least 72 hours before any vote. They also want all amendments posted before they are debated.

The Democratic dissenters are picking up on an amendment first proposed by GOP Senator Jim Bunning during the Finance Committee's deliberations on health care. Mr. Bunning said he had been inundated with complaints from voters who "are tired of us taking the easy way out, tired of us not reading or having the time to read the bills." Mr. Bunning's amendment was voted down 12 to 11 after Finance Chairman Max Baucus said he could not waste any more time before passing a bill. Only Arkansas Democrat Blanche Lincoln sided with the Republican minority in supporting it...

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Fr. Phillips is the founding pastor of Our Lady of the Atonement Catholic Church, the first Anglican Use parish, established on August 15, 1983. Not that there is any confusion, but he is on the left, shown in his younger, less gray-headed days.