Good. If you're telling Americans that healthcare "reform" is a bigger priority than jobs are right now, then have the balls to do it the right way by voting on it, rather than taking on a means that corrupts and prostitutes our Constitution.
House Democrats on Saturday decided against using a controversial tactic to pass the Senate's version of the health care bill without an actual vote.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-MD., said he believes Democrats have enough votes to pass the legislation.
The decision capped an ongoing discussion on whether to use a so-called "deem and pass" strategy that would allow House members to approve the Senate version of health care bill without an actual vote before taking up a second "fix-it" resolution, known as reconciliation.
The stage is now set for three big votes on Sunday: the first to bring the "fix-it" bill to the House floor. The second on the bill. Then the final vote would be on the Senate bill itself.
If the final bill passes the House, the Senate plans to take it up next week.
Rep. David Dreier, R-Calif., cheered the decision by Democrats to abandon "deem and pass,"calling it a sign that Democrats are buckling under pressure.
"In the words of Ronald Reagan, 'they may not have seen the light, but they certainly felt the heat," he said in a written statement.