Will Obama Drop Health Bills WhenThey Don't Have The Votes?
Wonderful use of the bully pulpit, we don't have the votes, and we won't try to get them says the White House:
In today's press briefing, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama didn't include a public option in his health care plan because it doesn't have the votes to pass.
"We have seen obviously that though there are some that are supportive of this, there isn't enough political support in a majority to get this through," Gibbs said today, according to Sam Stein. "The president ... took the Senate bill as the base and looks forward to discussing consensus ideas on Thursday."
I bet that, as of today, the Obama Proposal does not have the votes in the Senate or the House. Given Gibbs' answer, one can assume that Oama will be dropping his health proposal right after the summit Thursday.
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