Forget what's in the bill. I'm not sure anyone knows what's in it or not in it. But in this fracas that has turned both parties ineffective and played to the worst that is in each of us, focus on the politics for just a second. The Republicans keep warning the Democrats that they'll lose seats and their majority in November if they pass this bill. Of course that's just a tactic to try and scare off a few Dems in tough districts. When you start talking that way, it means you see a loss coming.
But the Democrats haven't asked the question they should when all of this goes round and round. It's a simple question really. If this bill is so bad (armageddon-like according to some who wouldn't know hyperbole if it bit them in the ass) and it is going to destroy the Democratic majority, why don't the Republicans just zip it up and let it happen? I mean that's the goal, yes? Destroy the other party. It's March and we won't see any signature on any bill until April at the earliest. That closes the gap between today and November. While there are supposedly some things that will go into affect on signing, there's quite a bit that won't effect change until later, leaving plenty of time for new Republican majority in Congress to change what they don't like or to hear them tell it, is so destructive. Oh, but that would mean actually taking action as opposed to playing games.
Don't get me wrong here. I'm no fan of the clowns who are running the show on the Democratic side, or for that matter what I can read of the legislation they've got before them. I've never seen such a fiasco as we're witnessing now. But then, the other thing that this so-called debate has proven, and proven well, is that those we have elected on both sides of the aisle in Congress are a feckless bunch of yahoos who couldn't care less about what happens to you and I.