Somehow, the hysterical Democratic response to the GOP’s tax-reform bill has managed to be worse than the fumbling Republican disunity that created this legislation. Rather than giving voters a sense that Democrats could govern effectively and realistically, liberals have just matched Republican incompetence with their own ridiculous hyperbole and panic.
On Monday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) led her party’s response with a measured assessment of the bill as “Armageddon.” That was a reference to the inclusion of a repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate in the Senate version, which would eliminate the most unpopular part of the Affordable Care Act. Pelosi then followed up that assessment with a claim on the House floor that the bill is “the worst bill in the history of the United States Congress.” Pelosi claimed that Republicans had achieved this historic accomplishment because the bill “involves more money, hurts more people, increases the deficit by so much more.” Pelosi’s attacks mirrored others, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders’ claim that Republicans were “looting the Treasury,” and laments by liberal celebrities and media figures that “America died tonight,” and that there was no going back after this collapse.
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Source:: The Week – Politics