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  •  Whitehouse proposal: decaying filibuster (1+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean

    Starts out at 60.

    After 2 days, it's 57.

    Another 2, and it's 54

    Another 2, and it's 51.

    I like that. The only thing I'd add is that the VP should get to cast "tiebreaker" votes in all of those. Otherwise the VP tiebreaker power is meaningless.

    Senate rules which prevent any reform of the filibuster are unconstitutional. Therefore, we can rein in the filibuster tomorrow with 51 votes.

    by homunq on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 11:32:28 AM PST

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