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Looking back: Mitch McConnell on Senate deliberations on the Affordable Care Act

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“This massive piece of legislation that seeks to restructure one sixth of our economy is being written behind closed doors, without input from anyone, in an effort to jam it past not only the Senate but the American people.”

—  Mitch McConnell in 2009 accusing Democrats of writing their health proposal secretively and without input from outside their circle.

Of course, Mitch is not only a rank hypocrite, he’s also a liar: the ACA was developed over 9 months of deliberations, with plenty of hearings, open debate, input from the public and health professionals, amendments by the GOP. And that wasn’t good enough for old Mitch.

But his process: It’s okay if you’re a Republican, apparently.

The US Congress is a cesspit of shameless dishonesty and corruption. This is bad for the public and bad for the country. The big puzzle: why don’t people vote?

Written by LeisureGuy

21 June 2017 at 9:14 am

Posted in Congress

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