In the early hours of Monday morning, the Republican effort to block the Senate version of Health Care Reform legislation failed on a 60-40 vote.Â There will be several votes to follow, but this was the big one. Later this week the final bill will be the subject of a simple majority vote, which is expected to pass and send the bill to conference committee to reconcile with the House bill.
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One of the best known songs of the Great “Republican” Depression “Brother Can you Spare a Dime”was written in 1931. Viewed as the anthem of the shattered dreams of the Depression era, considering our current economic recession and our shattered dreams of Change, this song seems to be strikingly relevant.
Yes, itâ€™s true. Iâ€™m a liberal Democrat. And proud of it. Well, more often than not. One of the things that truly irritates me about Democrats is the appearance that too many Democrats in elected office at all levels have misplaced or had their spines surgically removed. So today when I read one of Steve…