Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mitch McConnell is a coward

Here's the truth: the Senate could vote on the Republican health care bill any day now.

What's in it? Who the hell knows... Mitch McConnell won't let anyone outside of a few Republicans see it. And because he invoked some obscure procedural maneuver known as "Rule 14," it can come to the floor for a vote without committee hearings or under regular order.

The last stop for Republicans is to get a CBO score (cost estimate). That has to happen before a vote. So they're submitting it for a score, but doing so without showing it to the public.

This is a bill that impacts millions of veterans and one-sixth of our nation's economy. It's important that we all make our voices heard and demand Republicans stop hiding the legislation.

If Republicans won't show the American people the bill, Democrats should grind the gears of the Senate to a halt until they do. This is too important to happen behind closed doors. Because the truth is, whatever Senate Republicans try to pass will likely be swallowed by House Republicans. So this is it folks... what we see here is what we'll probably get. That's why it's so important to see the bill.

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