The buzz on Capitol Hill is that the Democrats are now considering what is being called the “Slaughter Solution” that will allow ObamaCare to be signed into law WITHOUT HOUSE MEMBERS EVEN HAVING TO VOTE.
According to Congress Daily, House Rules Chairwoman Louise Slaughter…
“…is weighing preparing a rule that would consider the Senate bill passed once the House approves a corrections bill that would make changes to the Senate version.”
The Washington Examiner explains that this will allow Democrats to approve ObamaCare without actually voting on the bill:
In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would declare that the House “deems” the Senate version of Obamacare to have been passed by the House. House members would still have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but they would then be able to say they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.”
+ + Dems escaping the “Catch 22″ /p>
The Slaughter Solution would allow Democrats to escape their
“Catch 22.” Simply put, the House must pass the Senate bill
BEFORE the “reconciliation” tactic can be employed —
trusting that the Senate will actually do what is promised.
The “Slaughter Solution” solves that — and gives House members an “out” because they never actually had to vote on the Senate ObamaCare bill.
>+ + Pelosi says backroom deals “pretty close” to final
Whether by the “Slaughter Solution” or another means, it is clear that Democrats are rapidly pushing ObamaCare to a final vote. After yesterday’s backroom deals, Speaker Pelosi said they were “pretty close” and Majority Leader Reid added:
“[H]ealth reform is going to be done. We don’t have it all worked out, but we made a lot of progress.”
As I noted a few days ago, grassroots pressure from the Left has increased in recent days, not-so-coincidentally timed with this final push to pass ObamaCare.
+ + Three ways to let your voice be heard
If you want to get a message right now to your members of Congress and other key Congressmen, one of the best ways is our FaxFire system.
Go here to schedule faxes:
(As always, we provide all the information for you to send your own faxes if you prefer. Just click the above link.)
#2 — Petition ADDENDUM opposing “Reconciliation” and other procedural tricks like the “Slaughter Solution”
We recently modified the text of the “Stop ObamaCare” petition you signed to reflect the concern over the use of procedural tricks like “reconciliation” to pass ObamaCare.
If you would like this new language to be added to your petition, go here to approve the PETITION ADDENDUM. It takes just a few moments.
Petitions from those concerned about reconciliation will be delivered to Congress prior to the upcoming vote.
#3 — Call your Senators and Representative
It is your right as a citizen to contact your members of Congress and express your voice on this issue. Here are the numbers:
Rep. Call the Congressional Switchboard (202) 224-3121
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