Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Breaking: Lieberman will join GOP To filibuster ObamaCare

Looks like Senator Lieberman is exercising some independence:

Lieberman, who caucuses with Democrats and is positioning himself as a fiscal hawk on the issue, said he opposes any health care bill that includes a government-run insurance program — even if it includes a provision allowing states to opt out of the program, as Reid’s has said the Senate bill will.

"We're trying to do too much at once," Lieberman said. “To put this government-created insurance company on top of everything else is just asking for trouble for the taxpayers, for the premium payers and for the national debt. I don’t think we need it now."

Lieberman added that he’d vote against a public option plan “even with an opt-out because it still creates a whole new government entitlement program for which taxpayers will be on the line."


Lieberman realizes that a state 'opting out' of ObamaCare doesn't allow it to opt out of financing it, so if people in Texas or Maine decide they don't want it, they'll still be footing the bill for it.As well as paying the interest on the increased national debt.

In order to shove this through, Harry Reid will need all 58 Democrats and the 2 Independents that caucus with them if the Republicans stay together. One of those independents just told him 'no sale,'

I'm also hearing rumors that Olympia Snowe, who is not particularly happy at Reid and the Democrats forcing the public option is saying that she will stay with the GOP as well.

I'm cautiously optimistic, BUT KEEP CALLING YOUR SENATORS!

Senator Snowe has confirmed that she plans to vote to block Reid's government run public option bill...

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