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October 26, 2009

Harry Reid: Senate Bill Will Have a Public Option

With an opt-out for states, though it's unclear to me if states opting out will still have to pay for the states opting in. Which would not be an opt-out at all.

Olympia Snowe will walk away from this bill, by the way, which seems to mean the Democrats can't get cloture on it, unless they have not a single defector.

Meanwhile, Democrats push to get ObamaCare's benefits started early, rather than later; before the 2010 elections, rather than in 2013, as the "plan" calls for now.

Bear in mind it was only by delaying benefits for three years -- so that taxes began coming in immediately, while benefits didn't start getting paid out until 2010 -- that got the Baucus Bill scored by the CBO as supposedly reducing the deficits.

So, my guess: They keep hat on paper, so they can parade around that "fact."

Then, in a separate bill, they push all the pay-outs three years early.

They blow up the budget in two parts, getting the tougher part through on a lie.


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