Interesting blurb from US News & World Report January 11:
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The ObamaReidPelosi healthcare bill is, in the words of CT Sen. Chris Dodd, “hanging by a thread.”
The retiring Democrat told CNBC Monday that he was not at all sanguine that the House and Senate could resolve their differences to produce a single piece of legislation that would have the support of a congressional majority. “Everyone feels, I guess, to some degree who have been for this, that they would have liked something different, and that’s not uncommon when you’re considering an issue of this magnitude,” Dodd said….

Frustrating the Democrats’ plans for moving forward are a half-dozen issues on which the bills that passed the House and the Senate disagree – and none may be harder to bridge than the conflicting way in which the 2 bills treat the issue of tax-funded and taxpayer-supported abortions….
A switch of 3 votes in the House or 1 in the Senate could be enough to kill the bill, or at least force Obama, Reid, and Pelosi to start all over again. But it’s not at all clear that any of them have the stomach for that.
The shifting poll data, which continues to show a majority of the American people are opposed to the bill pending in Congress, also reflects a change in attitudes about Obama and the Democratic majorities.
Starting again would likely exacerbate the public’s discomfort with the current congressional leadership and could even produce bigger changes in the composition of Congress than are currently expected.

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