Sunday, July 16, 2017

Republicans use state payoffs to win votes for repeal bill

There's nothing new about this.  It's standard operating procedure in Washington.
Politico reports Republicans hammered Democrats seven and a-half years ago for larding Obamacare with state-specific payoffs and sweeteners to secure the last few votes for passage. Who can forget the “Cornhusker Kickback,” which funneled $45 million to Nebraska to nail the support of former Sen. Ben Nelson?

But the revised Senate Obamacare repeal bill shows Republicans engaged in the same pattern of horse trading as they try to win 50 ayes to advance an unpopular bill.

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It's called politics! 

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