Pelosi clears House schedule for full Dem conference to twist arms for health care vote…

Video update: Michele Bachmann R-MN on the closed door House Dem arm twisting conference on health care

Hugely important to call your critters today. Pelosi has cleared the schedule to have a meeting with the entire Democratic caucus and present them with her plan to ram ahead on the health care vote …

…A closed-door meeting in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office Wednesday evening moved congressional leaders and administration officials close to agreement on such issues as additional subsidies to help lower-income families purchase health insurance and more aid for states under the Medicaid program for low-income Americans.

Democrats still need to see a final cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office — and want to ensure it stays around $950 billion over 10 years — but they made plans to begin to read the bill to rank-and-file Democrats at a caucus meeting Thursday.

“We’re going to get started,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said after her meeting with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other key officials. Some unanswered questions remain, Pelosi said, “but we’re hoping that we’ll get those answered over the course of the reading. It’s not much.”…

…meanwhile out on the ‘campaign trail’ Obama says he is ‘tired of talking about ‘ health carenewsflash Mr President, so is America. MOVE ON, accept your loss, show some grace and move on…

March 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes. Comments off.

G20 Notes: Continental Europe is So Tired: Socialist Shoe on The Other Left Foot: French Parliament to Sarkozy: Be More like Obama..Germany’s Merkel, Just Says No to Global Stimulus..

Global Karma Baby, I truly hated watching Sarkozy schmoozing all over nominee Obama during Obamapalooza…now he is fighting off Hopenchange fevah in the form of ‘tax the rich’ legislation at home…

And Angela Merkel, (who had to inform Team Obama is isn’t okay to do a campaign event at the Brandenburg gate) in the land of the thousands of media hyped Obama adoring Berliners, and schmoozy Sarkozy are teaming up to send Timmeh home emptyhanded from the G20...Sounds as though Old Continental Europe is not interested in HopenChange…they are so tired…

Here’s to Old Europe, they are tired of socialism..ironic no?

Background on the G20 failure by Team Obama:

However, Eurozone officials continued to put off a U.S. push for more coordinated government spending to stimulate economies.

Key players in the Eurozone, especially France and Germany, have rejected U.S. demands for spending increases to solve the recession, and said that recovery plans should focus on tighter regulation.

Last weekend’s meeting was intended to set the agenda for the group’s April 2 summit in London, which is being viewed as the acid test to determine whether the world’s leaders can find enough common ground for a solution to the global economic crisis…

Britain, led by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, attempted to bridge divisions between the United States and Europe on the stimulus issue, but was thwarted by Germany, whose officials maintain that fixing the financial system must remain priority one.

It makes no sense to pump more and more money in our economy when we haven’t restored the confidence on the financial market,” German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck told the Associated Press.

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March 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Cabinet, Economy, Entertainment, Film, Finance, Immigration, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Uncategorized. Comments off.

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