Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sen. Harkin still barkin'

Iowa's Senator Tom Harkin has some interesting quotes regarding the healthcare bills in the Senate. Snowe need for Republicans
A lot is being made of U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe’s vote in favor of the health care bill this week, but Sen. Tom Harkin said this morning her vote isn’t needed to shut off debate, which he considers the key test.

“I’m confident we’ll have it with or without Sen. Snowe,” the Iowa Democrat said.
So I guess that means bi-partisanship is out?
As for bi-partisanship, Harkin said it’s not as important as passing an effective piece of legislation.
“It seems to me we have to do what we believe is right and the correct course of action,” he said. Republicans, he says, have been given a chance to weigh in but still are opposing reform.
I guess he's never heard of the tyranny of good intentions.

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