The ACA as it stood in passed in the senate would not pass in the house as it was constituted at the time. The way that the house wanted to pass it wouldn't pass muster in the Senate after Kennedy's seat was replaced with Scott Brown.
So a deal was struck in the House to pass the ACA, with essentially a verbal agreement that a separate bill amending ACA with all the issues the House needed to get people on board would be passed by the Senate utilizing reconciliation.
Thus, they basically piece mailed the final bill into two separate parts singularly due to the technicality of being able to use the reconciliation process on one part of it.
Completely legal and reasonable to do by congressional rules...JUST like what the Republicans are doing right now...but at the very least debatable in it's application and outside the norm...JUST like what the Republicans are doing right now.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Well, I have little more to tell you. I am superior by the way, as a thinker, to people who fantasize away an unsupportable debt and a belief that the Productive will willingly support the Indolents in perpetuity. In such company superiority of mind is an unchallenging goal indeed. Surely you can agree with this?
What exactly do you see Society as? I note with some distaste that most Leftists confuse and conflate "Society" with "Government."
By the way, I don't see the Left as a demon. According to the popular image, demons stood up to Authority, were willing to rebel against said Authority to further their ideals, are noted for individuality, and know full well when they are presenting a load of false promises and lies to the gullible.
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Quod scripsi, scripsi
Progress is not measured in receptions of a circular path, you know.
Quod scripsi, scripsi
You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.
Republicans are still trying to nullify laws enacted in past Congresses without actually nulluifying them.
Just as Repubs like Birther Cruz's Father continue to try to delegitimize the President by calling him a Muslim.
Repubs are losing the debate and now want to "negotiate" over "laws".
We have heard them say what is coming next, SS, Medicare, Medicaid and
every other social program that Paul Ryan once benefitted from but now wants to kill.