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Old 08-22-2019, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by D'Anconia View Post
So when the Democratic House and Senate passed the ACA on a straight party line basis, were they acting as part of the Obama Administration?
When the ACA was debated, there were public hearings, testimony from industry, consumer groups, insurance companies, etc. Republicans offered amendments, some of which were adopted. They were allowed to be part of the process. None of them voted for it because they took a vow on Inauguration Day 2009 that they would not cooperate with the administration on any issue. When the Republican tax cuts were passed, no Democrats were invited, no hearings were held, and Democrats were not allowed to even see the bill until it was time to vote on it. Do you think there's a difference?