Tuesday, June 20, 2017

"Sen. Claire McCaskill Weighs In On Secrecy Surrounding GOP Health Care Bill," NPR

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Alan: Compromise is the cornerstone of Democracy.

Notably, contemporary "conservatives" are far fonder of theocratic absolutism than traditions of compromise at the heart of healthy democratic process.

Sen. Claire McCaskill Weighs In On Secrecy Surrounding GOP Health Care Bill

'We Have No Idea What's Being Proposed": Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill Gives Impassioned Speech On GOP Healthcare Bill Secrecy

Excerpt: McCaskill then went after the Republicans for an alleged lack of communication and public transparency on the bill. McCaskill said (emphasis added):
"Dozens of Republican amendments were offered and accepted in that hearing process and when you say you're inviting us — and I heard you Mr. Secretary [Tom Price] that you want our support — for what? We don't even know. We have no idea what is being proposed. There's a group of guys in a backroom somewhere making these decisions. There were no hearings in the House. And listen, this is hard to take because I know we made mistakes on the Affordable Care Act, Mr. Secretary, and one of the criticisms we got over and over again was that the vote was partisan. Well, you couldn't have a more partisan process than what you're engaged in right now."
The Many Times The GOP Complained About Lack Of Transparency In Healthcare Policy-Making

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