Aside from reopening the government and agreeing to raise America’s debt over the current $16.7 trillion limit, the Republicans made several other concession to President Obama and the Democrats. One such example is that Obamacare would receive funding. The Republicans would get to take out a portion of the president’s signature legislation, but the law would substantially remain intact. The AP reports:
Under a proposal she and other GOP senators have been developing, a medical device tax that helps finance the health care law would be repealed, and millions of individuals eligible for subsidies to purchase health insurance under the program would be subject to stronger income verification.
In addition, some of the across-the-board “sequester” cuts would be reversed under the GOP plan. It has not been determined which specific cuts will be targeted at this time.
Total, utter, complete collapse.
I wonder if Boner will be able to sell this to the conservatives in the House. My guess is that it won’t matter. Boner and the RINOs will ally with the Democrats to pass this thing. Same with the Senate. Because it’s not the GOP against the DEMs any more. It’s the Ruling Party against the Insurgents.
I wish we could somehow find a way to formalize that into a true two-party adversary relationship.