I just posted the following remarks, with a copy of the full text of John Cole’s statement on the secrecy the GOP members of the Senate are engaging in to pass Trump and the GOP’s “replacement” of Obamacare, which is in fact, a plan to destroy it.
To Sen. Joe Donnelly, Sen Todd Young, and Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09):
I just want you to know that I have given up on the GOP. All members of the party are total hypocrites, who care nothing for the average American, and care only for their power, their money, and finding ways to give ALL wealth to the 1%.
The current plan to destroy the health care structure established under Obama, throw 23 or more million Americans back into non-insured limbo with no access to healthcare, destroy Medicaid, and cut Medicare, while giving further astronomical tax cuts to the super rich and the corporations, is just one example, but one that stands out like puss oozing sore.
The following post by John Cole lays it out. I have quoted bits of it, go read the whole thing. It is an awesome summation.
This is insane:
Senate Republicans are working to finish their draft health care bill, but have no plans to publicly release it, according to two senior Senate GOP aides.
“We aren’t stupid,” said one of the aides. One issue is that Senate Republicans plan to keep talking about it after the draft is done: “We are still in discussions about what will be in the final product so it is premature to release any draft absent further member conversations and consensus.”
Why it matters: Democratic senators are already slamming Republicans for the secrecy of their bill writing process, and this isn’t going to help. Republicans are sure to release the bill at some point, but it’s unclear when — and they want to vote on it in the next three weeks, before the July 4 recess.
What to watch: When the bill is finished, it’ll be sent to the Congressional Budget Office. It’ll take CBO about two weeks to evaluate and score a draft bill. Senate Republicans then want to vote on the bill before the July 4th recess. The draft bill had been expected to be finished tonight, but aides say the timing has slipped.
This is just not how this is supposed to work, and there are so many things about this that it just leaves you wondering how fucking evil these people are. Obviously, there is the hypocrisy. We’re all old enough to remember all the way back to 2008-2011 with every Republican and all their tea party brownshits in tricorne hats screaming about Obama care being rammed down their throats, when it took several years, went through multiple committess, was scored incessantly, etc., ad nauseum, all right there out in the open. It was bullshit then, but it is the reality now.
And all for a few more bucks for people who have so much money they don’t know what to do with it anyway. It makes me fucking sick, and it makes me livid. I’m punching the goddamned keyboard as I write this. Fucking evil motherfuckers.
There is more Cole has to say, it is bluntly stated, but it is all true.