This morning the new health care bill made it out of Ways and Means. WITHOUT the committee ever having read the report on it’s impact.
Because the report isn’t done yet. The Congressional Budget Office hasn’t had time to research and prepare it.
But that means nothing to them. Vengeance for 8 years of Obama, regardless of it’s impact on the nation is the only thing they really care about.
Sean Spicer has already begun to say that the CBO report isn’t going to be accurate. CBO is a non partisan, highly respected office.
The Republican Whip said that he didn’t want to “unelected bureaucrats in Washington” slow down the Republican promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.
The report is due on Monday. So essentially they would need to wait one week to be responsible. But nope. Not gonna do that.
Likely because they know it’s going to a negative report.
So let me back up here. This is the WAYS AND MEANS committee. The entire point of this committee is to make sure a bill can be paid for with existing taxes and what kind of impact it will have on the deficit. But they don’t know. Because they don’t have the fucking report.
They obviously know this is going to a bad report. I’m not sure how it could be otherwise, even if they had written with good intention, they wrote a complex bill in a few weeks. They scrabbled together our future without even proper consideration or research. Because they want to win.