Obama Calls for Scaled-back “Reforms”

Following the victory of Scott Brown in Massachusetts:

President Barack Obama suggested he’s open to Congress passing a scaled-back health-care bill, potentially sacrificing much of his signature policy initiative as chaos engulfed Capitol Hill Wednesday.

One day after losing their filibuster-proof Senate majority in a Massachusetts special election, exhausted Senate Democrats looked downtrodden as they filed into their weekly lunch in a second-floor room at the Capitol. “People are hysterical right now,” said one Senate aide.

According to the article, one of the things that may be dropped is in the unconstitutional individual mandate. All in all, it’s still bad reform and we’d be better off without it, but for now it looks like we’re going to dodge the worst of the worst.

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