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Wed May 24, 2017, 01:04 PM

 

Senator: GOP is writing health care bill in secret, without experts

Senator: GOP is writing health care bill in secret, without experts
05/24/17 09:20 AM By Steve Benen

Later today, the Congressional Budget Office will release its report on the final House Republican health care plan, which passed the lower chamber a few weeks ago. That CBO “score” will initiate a new round of policymaking in the Senate, where the chamber’s health care working group – 13 conservative white guys – have been quietly crafting their own legislation.

In fact, “quietly” is a polite way of describing the Senate process. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has insisted on as much secrecy as he can muster, and he’s made a deliberate decision to exclude all Senate Democrats – 48% of the chamber, representing more than 50% of the country – from the deliberations. (There is some irony to the fact that Donald Trump is looking for ways to force Democrats to the negotiating table, while GOP leaders block Dems from reaching that table.)

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/senator-gop-writing-health-care-bill-secret-without-experts

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workinclasszero May 2017 OP
Doreen May 2017 #1
Sugar Smack May 2017 #2
workinclasszero May 2017 #3
Sugar Smack May 2017 #5
dchill May 2017 #4
workinclasszero May 2017 #6
dchill May 2017 #8
Sugar Smack May 2017 #7

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:07 PM

1. The new health care bill:

Take all doctors out and it will work great!!!

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:08 PM

2. The bill, in other words: "Kill Everybody and Take Their Stuff".

At the risk of sounding paranoid, I think it's pretty simple. They want to kill us and take our stuff.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:12 PM

3. You are 100% right no doubt or why the need for secrecy?

 

13 conservative(republican)white guys hold the fate of millions of Americans in their rich, fat, greedy little hands.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:22 PM

5. NONE of this is about health care. It's so blatant.

I'll bet each one of those guys goes home & whines about what a bad day they had. Eliminating an entire nation of poor people takes work.

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Response to Sugar Smack (Reply #2)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:14 PM

4. Why do you think that sounds paranoid?

Sometimes they really are out to get you.

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Response to dchill (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:32 PM

6. And they are for sure really out to get us this time

 

As we will all see soon enough sadly.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #6)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:43 PM

8. I know. Roddy Piper wouldn't even need those...

special sunglasses to see them.

("They Live" 1988, John Carpenter film.)

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Response to dchill (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:43 PM

7. Oh, I know. Don't get me started on

Trump's apparent attempt to build some sort of "Garibaldi"- style army using his rally attenders.

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