First, a little bit of history:
Senate failed to end a Democratic filibuster designed to force direct votes on campaign finance legislation.
Justice Alito Nomination (check here and here)
Now. Let’s look at WHY Senator Mikulski is now FOR filibuster reform.
Bills approved under reconciliation cannot be blocked via filibuster and need just a bare 51-vote majority to win passage.
Both Maryland Senators are FOR a single payer healthcare system.
Ask yourself – what will become of YOUR current insurance carrier down the road.
And how long, or short, will that time be?
Mikulski told to run, but wanted to retire at end of this term. Hhhmmm. Maybe?
Gee. I wonder why? Naw. I don’t wonder at all. How about you?
Why wait any longer? Yes, I know that is true.
And, apparently the recent CBS Poll (by way of Don Surber’s fine Blog) has it right.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) stops an amendment offered by Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) that would create a Senate rule to enact a 72-hour waiting period and a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score before considering any legislation in the U.S. Senate and all of its committees from coming to the floor for a full debate (Oct. 8, 2009).