Kennedy vows filibuster of Medicare bill

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  1. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    CNN article here...

    What happened to majority rule? I don't care who is doing it anymore...

    Who else is tired of filibuster after filibuster?
     
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    Re: Kennedy vows filibuster of Medicare bill

    yea i was wondering that as well back during the 2000 election
     
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  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    our entire government was set up to be a bureaucracy. that was by design -- a bureaucracy, by its nature, is slow to respond.

    sometimes, it's very frustrating. but it's done to make sure decisions aren't made too quickly. if there's something for which i'll remember this congress, it's how they pass stuff (patriot act, resolution in support of iraq action) quickly and w/o proper debate.

    if the filibuster has become the MO for this congress, maybe it's not such a bad thing.
     
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    hey, we agree on something! but i'm guessing we disagree on whether that's a good or bad thing.

    no, this is the pure essence of democracy. its goal is to formulate compromise.
     
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    here's what i'd like to see: bills passed by a wide margin after long deliberation and enough compromise that large numbers from both parties are pleased.

    so many bills are passed by such a few votes that, to me, it means the body was sharply divided. some people will chalk it up to partisanism, but i think it demonstrates how divisive some of these bills are, and, further, reflects how divided the country is.
     
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  9. jonapete2001, Nov 28, 2003
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