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-- congress deluged with calls after conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh are urging listeners to call over the health care bill.
-- but the question really is will congress listen James Freeman his assistant editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal.
He joins us now it doesn't look like anybody is listening now -- And Washington what is well aware of -- watching this health care debate is because most of the time members of congress are very sensitive instruments for measuring public opinion.
And and they didn't listen so it's been kind of bizarre for people.
You know watching this march toward passage is as polls keep keep pounding this plan but but ultimately the answer is yes they are.
Concerned and if they weren't concerned about what their constituents thought they would have passed it but why we all the letters and the phone calls and emails make any difference or have they got they -- optimize at all and inside beltway.
-- thing now right I mean you have you have to two issues are one issue basically every member who's on the -- -- saying.
-- I fear the voters more than I fear Nancy Pelosi.
She and Nancy Pelosi is obviously putting a lot of pressure on this week.
So I let me make sense that how voters how -- -- Well that's that's what we can't know precisely so you can't say what is this gonna pass -- 50506040.
You can't really W you know no one -- back -- and it -- you don't know what inducements she's offer a cat.
Big carrot or stick maybe maybe it's well it's funny it's all stick for this bill because unlike some other -- she can't put any more -- it.
-- you know.
This is an American people are watching this thing passing and you know right before their very eyes through a reconciliation.
Procedure that lets face it -- -- -- ticker on the margins of health reform of the past of cobra since 1982 was used.
But the point is the Medicare tax that they're gonna hit now -- investment income.
I didn't even Bill Clinton didn't try to do that with in the middle in the mid nineties right so.
All right I think you're you know they might have had an argument.
Probably not a good one for reconciliation but I think they've they've crossed the line with the slaughter rule that.
We're gonna deem it passed even though we're not black vote on a woman slaughtered where slaughter from New York who runs -- rules committee.
I think that has kind of it's one it's shown desperation that they can't get that done I think you're also gonna see people really turn against that even if you like Health Care Reform this is just.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Let's call the slaughterhouse five anymore.
If Louise Slaughter you but Pelosi put Reid who also to put in there what in terms of pushing -- -- naked at slaughterhouse five.
Well it's -- -- George Miller in the house he likes this.
He's trying to get the student loan.
Reform so called reforms in there.
Tom -- in the senate so -- consist of five but actually to five but but the calls and -- who helped if it's someone who represents you if you're in Oklahoma calling congressman from Jersey they don't care they'll have the bullet.
Ask that again that we need a path I hope not I don't know I don't you think.
I thought -- you're gonna get out of my -- put it haven't -- -- It's all -- vernacular would make the right arm but don't let it doesn't.
-- the thing that I was sitting at your colleague heard congressman doesn't represent you whether you were coming in your garden yeah.
And it is an uncertain -- -- and to clarify Dave thank you very -- by the way we expect that bill -- -- posted sometime tonight when it is posted you can read all of it on Fox Business dot networking website -- -- -- so hard to get into fair and balanced and accurate information stick with us -- right next.
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