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Sat May 6, 2017, 08:31 AM

Yes, House Republicans, the heartless health-care vote will define you - By E.J. Dionne Jr.

We should never forget May 4, 2017.

It should forever be marked as the day when the House of Representatives descended to a new level of cruelty, irresponsibility and social meanness.

The lower chamber has always claimed to be “the people’s house.” No more. It should now come to be known by other names: the house of selfishness, the house of suffering, the house of the wealthy, the house of expediency, the house of untreated illness. Perhaps also: the house of Trump.

The Anti-Health-Care Bill passed on Thursday bids to be the most remarkable redistribution of income in congressional history, from the poor and middle class to the very wealthy. An earlier version of the legislation, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), would have thrown 24 million Americans off health insurance. This spiteful abomination is worse.

Republicans from Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) on down, who complained that insufficient study was given to Obamacare (despite more than a year of debate), rushed this bill through without scrutiny or a CBO score. They thought that having no numbers would make it easier for them to conceal the damage it would do to the American people — and get away with it. But their lies will be exposed.

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Sat May 6, 2017, 08:39 AM

1. Great post

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Sat May 6, 2017, 08:51 AM

2. yes we know that it is an abomination

We know all too well that Republicans, ALL REPUBLICANS, are liars and criminals, who are motivated by only one thing - the greedy lust for more money. They worship money; it is their god. Appeals to a sense of compassion is a waste of breath. Any time that you see a republican showing compassion, you can bet that it's theater for a photo op. They masquerade as Christians, but they're all just greedy bastards groveling after money.

If that sounds a little harsh, too bad. Actually I have practiced great restraint not to write stuff that's much harsher.

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Sat May 6, 2017, 10:36 AM

3. K&R

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