On Friday, every Republican Senator sent U.S. Senate Majority Leader Reid a letter which said, where is the bill text?
Here is an excerpt from the letter:
“The American people and every member of Congress should be allowed to read the bill that was sent to CBO. The bill should be made available for taxpayers to read and learn how the federal government is spending their money. We are writing to request that you immediately make all materials sent to CBO publicly available on the internet.”
Senator Reid’s response was — uh, the bill “does not exist.” So, yet another Senate Vapor Bill Rises.
Majority Leader Reid’s letter to every Republican Senator makes clear that:
“Apart from my decision to include a public option from which states may opt out, no final decisions have been made — and none can be made until we get more information about how CBO would score different combinations.”
So, for all work, time, effort and Committee votes and amendments “no final decisions have been made.”
But here is the Vapor bill admission:
“…there is no bill to release publicly — it does not exist.”
We are changing the world of health care as everyone knows it, and we will not show you the bill — not because Reid does not want to, he says he wants to show it to America — but because it “does not exist.”