Privately, White House aides have communicated to the House leadership that the onus on changing minds about the public plan is on Congress, not on the president.
The president continues to operate under the belief that liberals will warm to the bill when presented with a goodybag that includes includes an individual mandate, community rating, guaranteed issue, and a minimum required package. There's no chance, really, that a bill WON'T feature these reforms. Quietly, to secure and keep Democrats on board, the White House is going to bargain, providing inducements, like more money for favored projects, etc., in order to secure individual votes.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
No Give, No Take and No Cigar
Why the fuck did this guy even want to be President?