4.27.2009

Man-on-Dog Santorum Lies Again: Reconciliation was "never used"

The sad part is most people in the corp. media will play stenographer to his lies and not bother to see if what he said was actually factual, hypocritical or in many case with someone as pathological as Ricky here, even sane.

As Think Progress points out, it's been used 20 times since the 1980:

Last week, the White House increased the pressure to pass President Obama's budget proposal this week by keeping the reconciliation language in place that would allow the budget -- and the essential health care reforms it includes -- to pass with 51 rather than 60 Senate votes.

Adding his voice to the conservative hysteria over the use of reconciliation, former senator Rick Santorum declared today that such a move would "short-circuit the process" and "has never been done before":

SANTORUM: What the Democrats have done is to try to short-circuit the process on a major piece of legislation. This has never been done before. We have never seen a major, long-term, policy prescription, whether it's Medicare, or go back throughout history and look at all the major pieces of legislation, none of them have ever been passed using this procedure. ... This is truly an abomination.

Of course, reconciliation has been used nearly 20 times since 1980...

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