SustiNet Veto Overridden

Both the House and Senate have passed the SustiNet universal health care bill over the governor’s objections, and (for the most part) along party lines.

Any threat of Republicans using parliamentary tactics to delay the Democrats’ passage of the bills seems to have vanished, as both chambers passed the legislation very rapidly, and with little debate.

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12 responses to “SustiNet Veto Overridden

  1. M. Jodi Irrelevant

  2. Connecticut makes health care reform history!

    Score one for the people!

    Sympathies to the CBIA and other profit-first-AND-last insurance companies.

    Would you believe?!!?!!??

  3. Bruce Rubenstein

    excellent news !!!!!!!!

  4. Sympathies to the CBIA and other profit-first-AND-last insurance companies.

    Well considering how many people the insurance companies employ; and the amount of revenue for the state they generate both directly and indirectly – it appears the Democrats have just flipped a large group of Connecticut citizens the bird.

    Hopefully they’ll remember that.

  5. M. Jodi Irrelevant

    Now that’s just plain funny! How many did she veto and how many were overridden?

    She’s FAR from “irrelevant” but you’re free to believe whatever you want, even if you’re wrong.

  6. When asked by State Rep. Gibbons about who is going to pay for this State Rep. Steve Fontana (D-North Haven) responded:

    “I don’t – because that’s the nature of the process,” Fontana responded. “I do not know, and I cannot provide the gentle lady with an answer.”

    Typical answer from that moron Fontana…..

    The guy never provides anyone with answers. He’s a complete tool and his answer is totally irresponsible.

  7. M. Jodi Irrelevant

    Well, now we know Democrats can pass a budget if they wanted to. Just shows they can’t accomplish the important issues.

  8. AndersonScooper

    What happened to the Republican filibuster? McKinney rolled over like a dead guppy!

    Looks like he put his own political aspirations before the GOP’s ideology.

  9. M. Jodi Irrelevant

    According to a press release from Senator Williams, there were 89 Republican votes from the House and the Senate on the overrides today and not since 1974 has the legislature overridden as many gubernatorial vetoes.

    In 1992, the legislature overrode 7 vetoes and in 1974 they overrode 9 vetoes.

    According to Chris Keating, two of the Republican Senators that voted to override Gov. Rell’s vetoes included John McKinney of Southport and L. Scott Frantz of Greenwich on the establishment of a Bi-State Long Island Sound Commission.

  10. 2010 is the real battle.

    A Democratic governor in January 2011 and HB 6600 survives in some form.

    A GOP governor and a loss of a super majority in the Senate?

    Good luck with that scenario.

  11. What happened to the Republican filibuster? McKinney rolled over like a dead guppy!

    Wrong again oh ignorant one!

    How many vetoed bills didn’t even come up for discussion?

    McKinney and Cafero saved the state from a whole lot of really bad bills. The both of them increased their political stock today whether you want to admit it or not, no “filibuster” and bad bills got killed.

  12. When asked by State Rep. Gibbons about who is going to pay for this State Rep. Steve Fontana (D-North Haven) responded:

    “I don’t – because that’s the nature of the process,” Fontana responded. “I do not know, and I cannot provide the gentle lady with an answer.”

    Typical answer from that moron Fontana…..

    The guy never provides anyone with answers. He’s a complete tool and his answer is totally irresponsible.

    Miss B. Starr,

    You do yourself a disservice by manipulating Rep. Fontana’s actual answers so horribly, then using your own fabrications us a sad excuse to rank on him. Having you been hanging out in the stalls too long with Mr. Dr. GoatBoy? Here’s the actual (not imagined) response from Fontana to Gibbons, after she asked for the total plan cost:

    Fontana: “That will depend upon the recommendations contained within the SustiNet plan sent to us in 2011 as well as our decisions as to what we choose to do or not to do with them.”

    Gibbons rambles for a bit then asks the same question again.

    Fontana: “I don’t. Because that’s the nature of the process. That’s what the SustiNet Board of directors and their committees and task forces will be working on for the next 18 months. So I do not know and I cannot provide the gentle lady with an answer.

    See – in REAL life, Fontana set the context for those final lines of his answer. And he doesn’t look like quite the “tool” you need him to be, eh?

    Now, Brenda, you can – and you (or your pals) WILL – dismiss your own manipulations with something like a, “Who cares what I wrote. Who cares what he said. He STILL couldn’t give the exact cost.” Etc. blah blah excuses angry attacks blah blah excuses.

    Oh – check out the CT-N tape of the House debate, at 1:38:11, if you like.

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