Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: Report says 225,000 Haiti children work as slaves, Gibbs passes on one last chance to make health care negotiations transparent, and why the filibuster is more essential now than ever.
- AP: Report says 225,000 Haiti children work as slaves
Poverty has forced at least 225,000 children in Haiti’s cities into slavery as unpaid household servants, far more than previously thought, a report said Tuesday.
- ABC Gibbs passes on one last chance to make health care negotiations transparent
Gibbs’ response: “Well, Jake, first of all, let’s take a step back and understand that this is a process legislatively that has played out over the course of nine months.
Real Clear Politics: Why the filibuster is more essential now than ever
We can get rid of the filibuster to facilitate legislative policymaking, but we should brace ourselves for ideologically polarizing laws that will leave a third to a half of the country deeply unsatisfied. Democrats will enact very liberal policies; Republicans very conservative ones.