Not So Fast

Lieberman Says He'll Filibuster Health Care

Sen. Joe Lieberman, once a Democrat and now an independent, said Tuesday that he would support a Republican-led filibuster of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health-care bill. It’s the public option that Lieberman said he has trouble stomaching. "We're trying to do too much at once," Lieberman said. “To put this government-created insurance company on top of everything else is just asking for trouble for the taxpayers, for the premium payers and for the national debt. I don’t think we need it now." Lieberman’s break demonstrates that Reid doesn’t have the 60 votes needed to move the bill out of the Senate.