We know the legislation that passed the House. It was the worst piece of legislation, frankly, against working class people that I can remember in my political life in the caucus. Throwing 23 million people off of health insurance is beyond belief. Now in the Senate what you have is you have I believe it is ten Republicans working behind closed doors to address one-sixth of the American economy.
That's what healthcare is. Republicans, the average Republican doesn't even know what's in that legislation. My understanding is that it will be brought forth just immediately before we have to vote on it. This is completely unacceptable. I mean, nobody can defend a process which will impact tens of millions of Americans and nobody even knows what's in the legislation.
And, John, the important point here is the reason they don't wanna bring it public is because it is a disastrous bill, I suspect, similar to what passed in the House. Who is going to defend cutting Medicaid by $800 billion at the same time as you give massive tax breaks to the wealthiest 2%?