It looks like Obamacare is now on a fast-track that bypasses reconcilliation. New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg told CNBC's Squakbox this morning that the messy business of reconciliation may not be necessary.
"...If they can pass the Senate bill in the house--and the way they do it that is going around to their liberal constituencies and buying their votes by saying they're going to reconcilliation in the Senate and change it. But, once they pass that big bill in the house, that 2007 page bill--games over. It's done. The President signs it.
Judd refused to speculate if the democrats have the votes in the house to pass the bill, but he feared that they may. Or, that they could be purchased.
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