pvolcko wrote: I wouldn't expect the real language to be posted until maybe 24 hours or so before the vote is scheduled (72 hour public posting promises be damned)<emphasis mine>, and probably not until the CBO score comes back (can't actually stand by bill language that might break the faux $1 Trillion "ceiling" that has been set on this whole health care reform mess).
FAIL! It was posted this morning with a vote scheduled for Sunday afternoon. Lesse if we can figure the math out...Friday afternoon would be 24 hours, Saturday afternoon would be 48 hours, and Sunday afternoon? 72 hours!
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
I admit, I'm surprised they managed to pull together language in time for proper posting requirements. It's good that they did. I'd congratulate them if what they were trying to do wasn't so horrendously bad and if the prospect of using Deem and Pass weren't still on the table (by majority vote no less, even sadder). I hope they don't actually use that procedure for this. After all of this, if they can't be honest enough to give a clean up or down vote on the actual senate bill, separate from the fix bill, they betray their motives as being not to serve and be accountable to the people, but rather to accomplish their goals by any means necessary.
Lastly, I note that the CBO score is preliminary only, also that the score, preliminary or not, will be worthless once it gets mauled in the Senate due to reconcilliation rules violations and the amendment process.
But at least they managed to follow their own rule and pledge to get the crap sandwich follow up "fix" bill for the much derided and undesired health care reform bill posted 72 hours before the vote. Boo yah.