Because we all know that when the Democrats finally get some balls and use reconciliation to get health care reform, watered down though it might be, passed, there will be screams of “Fascists!” and “Dictatorship!” and “The End of America as We Know it!” from all the usual liars and nutcases, you might want to make note of the following.
George Bush used reconciliation for his tax cuts and to open the Arctic Wildlife refuge for domestic oil drilling when he was in office.
Republicans used reconciliation to pass the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001…
Saint Ronnie Reagan used reconciliation to pass his historic tax cuts for the rich.
In fact, (quote from that last link):
The counter-argument is that every president since Ronald Reagan has used reconciliation one time or another for everything from deficit reduction to renewing a student loan program.
All links above are from this post at Crooks And Liars.
It would not hurt at all, might I further suggest, to bookmark this post and forward that link to the appropriate news organization or talking head each and every time they buy into or are bamboozled by the uproar from the Wingnut Scream Machine.
Let’s not let them–any of of them, all of them–get away with this crap any longer.