Monday, September 21, 2009
Klein: Snowe is Serious
Ezra Klein thinks Senator Olympia Snowe has expressed a genuine willingness to compromise after examining her amendments to the bill. With that in mind I would urge the Democrats to hold off on any reconciliation threat and try to make a deal with Senator Snowe. We might get two for the price of one if Senator Susan Collins takes Snowe's cue and jumps on board. It's worth a shot. And given how bad the Baucus bill is for the middle class it really can't hurt, particularly when some of the very amendments Snowe is proposing would make the bill could make the bill more palatable for the average middle class worker.