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September 23, 2017
Why won't McCain vote for friend Lindsey Graham's Obamacare bill?
Senator John McCain announced that he will yet again vote against an effort to repeal or at least mitigate some of the worst features of Obamacare. The current effort is the Graham-Cassidy bill, which is widely understood to be a quite reasonable albeit modest improvement to our present disastrous medical insurance system. McCain offers no substantive disagreement with the proposal, which is co-sponsored by his longtime friend, Lindsey Graham. His objection is that the bill is not bipartisan. "I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried[.]" It is worth reminding the senator of his previous effort to work with Democrats to solve a serious national problem. In 2008, then-presidential candidate McCain received word of the serious financial meltdown caused by the collapse of the housing bubble. ...(Read Full Post)