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CBO on Health Deal

  • 12:52 pm Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

The Congressional Budget Office is out with its budget analysis of the updated Democratic health bill, which says the plan would reduce the federal deficit over the first ten years by $132 billion. Critics will argue that’s because the bill simply brings in more tax revenues, and they certainly have …

Health Care Goodies

  • 11:04 am Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

Here is one provision of the changes made in the health care bill that won over the support of Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska – extra money in federal health matching funds. This is on page 98 of the amendment submitted today by Democrats. = Notwithstanding subsection (b) and paragraphs …

Health Deal Details

  • 10:22 am Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

Here are some of the details as laid out by Democrats on the changes being proposed to health care legislation before the U.S. Senate.  This should give Democrats 60 votes to break a filibuster against the bill. These details come from the office of Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid.  Note …

Health Care Changes

  • 9:27 am Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

Here are the health care changes released by Democrats on this Saturday, which will win the support of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and provide the decisive 60th vote in the Senate for approval. You can also download the entire pdf file (383 pages) at http://bit.ly/5w4Vrp . – IN THE SENATE …

A Bankrupt Pentagon

  • 2:50 pm Friday, December 18th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

Caught up in the health care battle, it looks like the budget for the Defense Department won’t be passed quickly enough, and that the military will run out of money at midnight tonight. You read that right.  But don’t expect a government shutdown or anything. What’s happening here? The temporary …

Ben Nelson Sweepstakes

  • 10:15 pm Thursday, December 17th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

No longer is Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) the Most Wanted Senator on Capitol Hill when it comes to health care reform.  That title is now squarely being held by Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), who can pave the way for a vote before Christmas, or delay action into the New Year. While Lieberman …

The Midnight Oil

  • 10:12 pm Thursday, December 17th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

The Senate on Thursday started working what might be up to seven straight days of all night sessions if Democrats are to get a health care bill approved before a Christmas break.  And even if that happens, lamwakers might be back in between Christmas and New Year’s for more battling. …

Cap & Trade Numbers

  • 10:07 pm Thursday, December 17th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

As the Climate Change conference wraps up in Copenhagen, some new numbers are out on plans from Democrats in the Congress on a Cap and Trade bill from the Congressional Budget Office.  They give both sides plenty to chew on. The basic numbers are that the Senate version of the …

Defense Budget Earmarks

  • 11:47 pm Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

I can tell that readers of my blog have gotten bored with the repeated stories that I have done this year about home state earmarks in various budget bills working through the Congress.  That kind of reaction is exactly why lawmakers keep going to the trough each year. The defense …

Presidential Health Words

  • 11:44 pm Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 by Jamie Dupree

A new theme has been evident in recent days from President Obama in the health care debate, as he has started to warn of impending doom for the United States if a health care bill is voted down in the Congress. “The federal government will go bankrupt,” if Congress does …