Tuesday, July 11, 2017

They're just puppets of the insurance industry

I wrote the other day about the Republican charlatans in the House and Senate, who proclaimed for eight years that they would undo Obamacare but now mysteriously find themselves unable to do it.

Here's some more. Angelo M. Codevilla writes:
Republicans pretend that they are powerless to do more about the great ship Obamacare than to change the fuel on which it runs and rearrange its deck chairs — never mind to sink it. Because they lack 60 votes to stop “unlimited debate,” they claim to be unable to vote even on whether to allow health insurance to be sold across state lines. They pretend to believe that fidelity to unlimited debate in the Senate trumps the importance of our health care system. But the reason why they prop up Obamacare rather than tearing it down is that they are even more beholden to the insurance companies and hospital chains than the Democrats who passed it in the first place.
Neither the filibuster nor the requirement of 60 votes to “cloture” it prevents voting and passing anything that a majority wishes to pass. Moreover, Senate rules can be made or changed by simple majorities. In practical terms, even without “cloture,” a minority’s protracted talk cannot stop a determined majority from voting. 
Meantime, even Senate Boss McConnell acknowledge that people are being screwed by Obamacare. Can you understand anything he says? He reminds of of Howdy Doody, except I could understand him.

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