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    to fix some very complex problems. Different people understood different pieces and there was a lot of expert help behind the scenes.

    That is why, for example, the Senate Finance committee worked on the financing provisions almost exclusively. They had the house bill of course but that didn't really deal with the ins and outs of the financing including the mandates on the insurance corps and businesses.

    The SEnate Health education and Labor Committee, Kennedy's committee had staffers who had been working on various aspects of what improvements the health system needed for years.

    Not everybody had the time and background to know everything.

    Meanwhile the Republicans are starting a campaign behind the scenes to get the tea partiers to deluge the Senators with mail and screaming town halls to take up and vote on the Repeal bill. They want to embarrass the Democrats and let the repub Senators say see, we did our best.

    Reid said he wouldn't bring it up. Cantor just announced "they will have to listen to the will of the people — and they will hear from them." This is a set up just like Boehner was saying all July '09 while bouncing on his toes.

    I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... I'm asking you to believe in yours. Barack Obama

    by samddobermann on Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 01:36:50 AM PST

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