[Marxism] Fwd: Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition - The New York Times
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Tue Sep 26 10:50:32 MDT 2017
My opinion: The Republicans have been playing the same game as the
For the latter, when they actually had a chance to introduce single payer
(in 2009) they punted. At the state level, we saw that game they played in
California where the majority in the state senate voted for a state wide
single payer and then arranged for the bill to die in committee in the
House. Now, when there is absolutely zero chance of single payer passing,
they introduce it in Washington DC.
And the Republicans?
Basing themselves on the inadequacies of Obamacare, plus the right wing
propaganda against any state intervention, for years they've been
campaigning to repeal Obamacare. This strikes a chord with their base, many
of whom are so blinded that they won't consider how a repeal will affect
them, personally. But if it were repealed, all of a sudden a whole swath of
their supporters would be hit and would switch sides.
So what do the Republicans do? Why, continue the campaign, and arrange to
get just enough "no" votes to sink their repeal. This way, they get the
best of both worlds.
What a sham is US politics!
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