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-- -- Republican senator Mike critical was joining us from DC senator I looked up do you legal definition of bribery in the dictionary and -- here's what it said.
They call it a secret payments to a public officer in exchange for preferential treatment.
By the way it also pointed out that bribery is illegal it seems like a lot that's going on with this -- with this health care bill are wrong.
No you're right completely as a matter of fact all across this country people are outraged by the fact that.
They see the United States senate making law this way.
Now we have the Louisiana purchase we have the Nebraska sweet deals we have the Florida what's now been called Gator aid.
We have this special hospital funding for Connecticut and the list goes on and on and frankly.
The process which started behind closed doors and has now ended without.
The public -- -- an opportunity to really dig into this bill and see what's in it before the final vote is forced is one that really has soured the American public.
So senator basically years.
There's nothing you can deal.
Well at this point as far as the senate bill that looks like a pretty significant.
Conclude -- foregone conclusion that tomorrow morning.
Senator Reid will have the fifty -- that he needs 51 he probably -- even keep his sixty together.
In order to pass the bill but it's not over yet we still have to see this bill go to the house.
We don't know whether they will avoid bringing it back to the senate through some more procedural maneuvers or not.
But the American public still has a chance to -- -- and frankly if there's any message that I could -- to the people in this country it's to call your senator now.
And tell -- how you feel and call your representatives now too because the ball's going to move back into their court.
Sacks last -- is probably a foregone conclusion we all know that they're gonna push it right through and get it done so that the big question is when the house and the senate have to come together and merge these bills.
Which -- -- some real big differentials.
Do you think that's enough to kill this or will we.
The house and the senate come together on some version Medicare abortion rights the public option.
Come together and not to push this thing through.
Well you know it's all speculation right now but I believe that they are pretty well convinced -- both the house and the senate.
That if this bill has to make another run in the senate -- simply won't make it.
Once the sixty Democrats senators go home for a few weeks and hear from their constituents I don't think there could be another successful sixty vote push in the senate.
And so because of that I believe that one way or the other they -- -- -- use -- procedural mechanism to change the bill.
Without subjecting it to a filibuster and there are -- few that they could try to tinker with there.
Or they will simply see if they can't get the house to admit that they've got 90% of what they wanted and that take that -- and just vote on the senate bill.
Right senator what is.
You know some of the other senators saying hey don't Ben Nelson Nebraska got himself a pretty sweet deal that it -- the Florida senators well.
What if one of the other democratic senators say what about us and they start you know pushing for a -- rethinking the vote is that possible what do we already passed.
Well they could still do that before tomorrow morning at 7 AM and say wait a minute I won't do this.
But frankly at this point senator Reid can pass the bill in the morning with only 51 votes so it would take eight or nine of them to change their minds.
I think we're past that and frankly I think -- -- their constituents a bit of an explanation as to why they allowed a bill with this kind of pork barrel politicking -- it.
To go forward.
But if senator this is been going on on the hill -- since you guys have existed up there are.
Where you exchange this for that this that it's just that it's -- you in your party doing it is now setting and I think if it was vice Versa.
The Democrats be saying oh yeah look at it traded -- of that so I mean we -- -- dad.
-- regardless of of which party comes from -- let's talk about this whole constitution well the constitutionality.
We have some attorney general's looking into what Eric brought up whether the at this trade for Nebraska and so forth whether that's legal.
And in general health care whether it's unconstitutional to force the government for all Americans to -- it I'll queries that couldn't go from here.
Well first of all let me say I agree that there's been log rolling in politics forever but to this degree I just gotta say I don't think you see we've seen it for.
Maybe forever to this level coming to the level that the constitutionality.
Of it is actually in question.
I think at this point they have been able to procedurally stop all of the challenges on the constitutional issues and on the other issues.
And so little probably end up going to court if it does he eventually passed.
You don't I judge -- sitting at my sensitive social studies -- -- social democracy.
You know what it is you pay high taxes -- you get things like free health care you get things like.
It help if -- out of work helping your sic help appear if you needed to disabled.
We've become a social democracy we've gone from a free market which hates -- -- -- added the last straw senator the last straw was health care I'm not mistaken -- -- wrong.
And Medicare website for decades.
We we have had significant amount of government control over the health care economy for decades through Medicare and Medicaid.
But the whole battle this year in the congress has not really been over.
Whether to to reduce health care costs or to find out a way to get improved access improve quality the battle has been exactly that.
Namely an effort to push just to the finish line to totally have a complete single Payer system and like I said a minute ago this bill didn't quite get to the full.
100% government control.
But it went -- down the road past where we have ever ban.
And essentially put the infrastructure in place for that final push over the finish line and that is what this whole battle has been about.
While senator out my -- thank you for joining us please don't give up on tort reform and the anti trust in across state markets all that you place thank you for joining us -- We're gonna keep fighting for the right kinds of reforms all right let's talk mark.
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