Slaughter Time… Dems One Vote Short of Nationalizing Health Care …Update: Nope— Dems Lose One

One to go…

FOX News reported that House Democrats are one vote short of nationalizing health care using the “Slaughter Rule” to ram it through the House.

Democratic Rep. John Boccieri of Ohio is switching his vote to “yes” on President Obama’s health care overhaul, bringing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just one vote shy of the 216 needed for passage .

The freshman lawmaker announced his decision at a Capitol Hill news conference on Friday. Boccieri opposed the House version of the bill last November.

Boccieri said he was standing up and doing what he believes in.

He is one of four Democrats to switch from no to yes in the past few days as Obama and Democratic leaders try to corral enough votes for the legislation. A vote is expected on Sunday.

Boccieri has been pressured on the issue. Labor unions and other groups backing health care reform ran ads in his district.

Bloomberg says the Democrats still need 6 more votes.

55% oppose the democrat’s nationalized health care plan. Only 35% support it.


Paul in Houston posted a chart that pretty much says it all.

Caterpillar Corporation says Obamacare will cost the company $100 million in the first year alone.

Here’s a list of wavering democrats. You know what to do….
Democrat Caucus Website:

Rep. Jason Altmire (PA)
Rep. Michael Arcuri (NY)
Rep. John Boccieri (OH)
Rep. Jim Costa (CA)
Rep. Brad Ellsworth (IN)
Rep. Gabby Giffords (AZ)
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (FL)
Rep. Betsey Markey (CO)
Rep. Scott Murphy (NY)
Rep. John Tanner (TN)

UPDATE: They’re not there yet….

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