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Agree on substance. On process...

by Greg, sittin on the dock of the bay, Monday, December 04, 2017, 08:31 @ JN reminds me quite a bit of the passage of the ACA. That is, it was a huge part of the President's campaign drive, the party in power held both houses and the White House and so had the ability to push it through, changes were being made up to the date of passage such that legislators did not really know what was in the final version (and said so on television), the vote was essentially on party lines, the final version had negative financial impacts on people it was putatively drawn up to protect, and much of the wrangling was done out of sight.

The Washington Post has a good (and I think fair, as it notes the process used last month is even worse than the ACA process) timeline/history here, drawn up in response to the current travesty of a bill:


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