Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Reconciliation Roundup

A few quick updates on the proposed "reconciliation" tactic for ramming ObamaCare through the Congress:

Politico reports that "Senate Dems warm to reconciliation".

RedState reports that according to Micheal E. Hammond, former General Counsel of the U.S. Senate Steering Committee (in consultation with Senate parliamentarian Alan Frumin), the reconciliation process is not a legally valid way to pass ObamaCare 2.0 in the Senate. (Via David Catron.)

Keith Hennessey think that is more political theater rather than a real threat -- at least for now.

My own opinion -- I don't know. So much of this depends on details of backroom arm-twisting and deal-making that we in the general public (by definition) won't be privy to.

But we'll all find out soon.