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Origanalist
03-02-2017, 10:29 AM
BY PAULINA FIROZI - 03/02/17

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blasted House Republicans for keeping their ObamaCare plan under wraps in a series of tweets on Thursday.

“I have been told that the House Obamacare bill is under lock & key, in a secure location, & not available for me or the public to view,” Paul tweeted.

“This is unacceptable. This is the biggest issue before Congress and the American people right now.”

In several tweets, Paul accused House leadership of not wanting to admit to a watered down version of Obamacare, and demanded that they release text of the bill.

House Republicans’ new version of the replacement bill is being kept in a “dedicated reading room,” Bloomberg reported, where it will be available to members of the House Energy and Commerce committee. The move is an effort to prevent leaks of the draft.

Paul’s series of tweets follows a closed-door meeting of Senate Republicans Wednesday to discuss a strategy for repealing the healthcare law.

Paul urged House lawmakers to release text of the ObamaCare draft "today."

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http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/321990-paul-blasts-house-gop-for-keeping-obamacare-bill-in-secure-location

PatriotOne
03-02-2017, 10:43 AM
Get em Rand!

CPUd
03-02-2017, 10:49 AM
I guess they're going to try and whip it out at 3AM for a quick vote.

CPUd
03-02-2017, 11:32 AM
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specsaregood
03-02-2017, 11:52 AM
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CPUd
03-02-2017, 11:57 AM
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https://twitter.com/pdmcleod/status/837347111792439297

bunklocoempire
03-02-2017, 12:36 PM
Ain't no sunshine when truth and lady liberty is gone... Hide in the dark, you cockroaches.

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William Tell
03-02-2017, 12:39 PM
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EBounding
03-02-2017, 12:59 PM
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Jan2017
03-02-2017, 01:02 PM
New Obamacare replacement bill is being hidden in a basement, out of view of public, and even this GOP senator can't see it


Paul and other members of Congress then went on a hunt to try, unsuccessfully, to actually look at the bill.

The bizarre security measures for the bill, which came to light Wednesday night, underscore how politically risky repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has come to be seen in the past month by GOP leaders.


Another member of Congress, House minority whip Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Facebook live-streamed himself walking around the halls of the Capitol trying to locate the bill.http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/02/gop-obamacare-replacement-bill-hidden-in-congress-basement.html

CPUd
03-02-2017, 01:20 PM
Rand Paul accuses Republicans of sneaking around to push “Obamacare-lite” in secret

After clashing with GOP leadership last week, accusing them of trying to push legislation that did not fully repeal Obamacare, Sen. Rand Paul now says the same Republicans are trying to double down on their efforts in secret.

“I have been told that the House Obamacare bill is under lock & key, in a secure location, & not available for me or the public to view,” Paul tweeted on Thursday.

“This is unacceptable. This is the biggest issue before Congress and the American people right now.”

The Hill reported: “Paul later said he’s been told the House Republicans’ draft of the repeal bill is ‘take it or leave it.’ ‘I think that’s why it’s top secret,’ he said. ‘Why don’t they want us to see it? The only copy we’ve seen is from the media — does that sound to you backwards?'”

“We saw a leaked copy that the media was given that we weren’t given,” Paul said on Thursday according to The Hill. “Now we’re told that it’s being classified, that the hearing is like a security clearance hearing, you have to have a clearance and permission.”

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http://rare.us/rare-politics/issues/obamacare-rare-politics/rand-paul-accuses-republicans-of-sneaking-around-to-push-obamacare-lite-in-secret/

devil21
03-02-2017, 02:03 PM
Probably has language unrelated to healthcare that they don't want getting out but is going to have a big impact once passed.

afwjam
03-02-2017, 03:33 PM
Go rand!

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XNavyNuke
03-02-2017, 06:43 PM
#NotHisDad

Exactly. Proper protocol is to bring this up on the floor. This posturing for the MSM is unstatesman-like. We need an investigation to see if this was initiated by his new found Trump buddy.

XNN

phill4paul
03-02-2017, 06:50 PM
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https://twitter.com/pdmcleod/status/837347111792439297

Rand should have went with a few hundred armed constituents.

eleganz
03-02-2017, 06:53 PM
#NotHisDad

:rolleyes:


Don't forget, obvious Trump stooge is obvious :toady:

phill4paul
03-02-2017, 07:32 PM
Well, if Rand and Trumps are such buds now then Trump will at least tweet about it too.

"A Senator cannot even show his constituents what is in the plan. Disgraceful."

Superfluous Man
03-02-2017, 08:00 PM
Where are all the Trump trannies complaining about Rand being so liberal?

milgram
03-02-2017, 08:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSE-D3iRQDc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QMPyCHWKXA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhWJ7w7hqc

seapilot
03-02-2017, 09:13 PM
It must be such a great bill they want to keep people from seeing it in order to surprise everybody! Go get em Rand end this crap legislation being crafted behind locked doors.

The Northbreather
03-02-2017, 09:21 PM
Dirty fuckers!!

milgram
03-03-2017, 09:59 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaGKjZ0HDb0

NewRightLibertarian
03-03-2017, 10:20 AM
Great move and a huge PR victory for Rand. Seems like he's getting his groove back.

CPUd
03-03-2017, 10:23 AM
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https://twitter.com/RandPaul/status/837694764694798339


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William Tell
03-03-2017, 10:59 AM
Its ok, we can learn what's in it once it passes as the Speaker will tell us....

again

dejavu

EBounding
03-03-2017, 11:01 AM
I'm curious--who exactly is guarding the door? Who is holding the gun?

Superfluous Man
03-03-2017, 12:05 PM
I'm curious--who exactly is guarding the door? Who is holding the gun?

It would be interesting to see some civil disobedience here. Pictures of Rand getting cuffs put on him for trying to read the bill would get some attention.

radiofriendly
03-03-2017, 02:41 PM
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Carlybee
03-03-2017, 02:57 PM
I guess they're going to try and whip it out at 3AM for a quick vote.

Attached to some big omnibus bill. Dang, feels the Bushco all over again.

Carlybee
03-03-2017, 03:00 PM
He is arguing with people who think Ed Snowden is a traitor and Julian Assange is public enemy #1. These people are no fans of transparency.

milgram
03-03-2017, 03:51 PM
The media tour continues...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVjxEFY-284

btw does anyone know what this new individual mandate "paid to insurance companies" is all about?

MallsRGood
03-03-2017, 04:36 PM
The media tour continues...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVjxEFY-284

btw does anyone know what this new individual mandate "paid to insurance companies" is all about?

I took him to mean that the mandate would be retained but the fine would be paid to the insurance companies instead of the IRS.

CPUd
03-03-2017, 04:56 PM
LOL what if he can get them all to vote for repeal and when the replacement bill comes up the Freedom Caucus says nevermind we're not voting for any replacement.

MallsRGood
03-03-2017, 05:13 PM
LOL what if he can get them all to vote for repeal and when the replacement bill comes up the Freedom Caucus says nevermind we're not voting for any replacement.

Shh, loose lips sink ships

specsaregood
03-03-2017, 05:15 PM
The media tour continues...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVjxEFY-284


LOL @ the butthurt from Rep. Kinzinger, jealous pig fucker.

CPUd
03-03-2017, 05:24 PM
Yeah, he didn't even bother to respond to Kinzinger statement, instead he drops some truth bombs- yes there is such a thing as Big Government Republicans

Valli6
03-03-2017, 06:00 PM
Fox news interviewed Paul Ryan during the 6PM hour.
Ryan says Rand is wrong ("publicity stunt" "things he described are not accurate") and the way they're writing the bill is normal, and they still want to "repeal and relace". (If anyone finds a tube, maybe you can post it?)

UPDATE Just heard - Rand coming up on foxnews ("The First 100 Days") during the 7PM hour to rebut Paul Ryan.

CPUd
03-03-2017, 06:30 PM
Paul Ryan wants to repeal Obamacare and replace it with ACA

CPUd
03-03-2017, 06:32 PM
I am betting a lot of GOP and Democrats in Congress are being pushed by the insurance lobbyists to make sure they aren't left hanging.

milgram
03-03-2017, 07:03 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGPrjS0x0VA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he6m_ZxXfEc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5YNBBPfaTc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBhUPxbpfpc

CaseyJones
03-03-2017, 09:30 PM
Copier by his side, Rand Paul continues quixotic hunt for Obamacare replacement bill

http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article136312783.html


He is, Rand, Rand Paul of Kentucky

His destiny calls and he will go.

With all due respect to the song, “Man of La Mancha,” U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky may be vying for the Don Quixote Search Award for his high-profile effort to secure a copy of the U.S. House Republicans’ replacement bill for Obamacare.

Paul, a Republican from Bowling Green, has grabbed national headlines this week in trying to track down the draft bill to replace the federal Affordable Care Act successfully pushed by former President Obama.

Republicans are arguing whether to repeal the entire act or keep some of its popular provisions like allowing children to stay on their parents’ health insurance until 26 and guaranteeing coverage for people with preexisting conditions.

Paul has suspicions that the draft contains too many elements of Obamacare.

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His spokeswoman, Kelsey Cooper, said late Friday that Paul “thinks this should be an open, transparent process and there should be full repeal as promised. The leaks of parts of the plan seem to be Democrat ideas renamed and would indeed be Obamacare-Lite.”

Cooper said Paul “would oppose anything that isn’t real repeal.”

On Thursday, Paul went to the House section of the Capitol to ask for the secret draft. He was armed with his own copy machine to record it but was rebuffed by a staffer.

On Friday, Paul continued his search, Tweeting frequently about his frustration. Now, the copier even has its own Twitter handle, @randpaulcopier, at one point Tweeting: “If you’re leaving your Congressional office (you know you are, it’s 5pm on Friday) try to find the secret location on ur way out. Send tips!”

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Matt Collins
03-03-2017, 10:26 PM
Exactly. Proper protocol is to bring this up on the floor. This posturing for the MSM is unstatesman-like. We need an investigation to see if this was initiated by his new found Trump buddy.

XNNUh no.... this is a BRILLIANT P.R. move designed to bring attention to what Rand has obviously found out is complete horseshit. They are making Romneycare behind the scenes.




Great move and a huge PR victory for Rand. Seems like he's getting his groove back.
Exactly.

AZJoe
03-04-2017, 03:51 AM
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AZJoe
03-04-2017, 03:52 AM
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Origanalist
03-04-2017, 08:29 AM
Copier by his side, Rand Paul continues quixotic hunt for Obamacare replacement bill

http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article136312783.html



more at link


Now, the copier even has its own Twitter handle, @randpaulcopier

Followed.

CPUd
03-04-2017, 02:02 PM
followed

Noob
03-05-2017, 06:24 AM
We should all call are Senators and demand they strike out the penalty that lets health insurance companys charge you 30 or 130% higher premiums for a year if you drop insurance for more than 2 months. Some reports it 30% others say it's 130%.

afwjam
03-05-2017, 03:08 PM
Rand is doing a great job trying to bring light to our cause with his media appearances but they are also telling. Originally he was insisting on repeal, but more importantly replace with his reform bill that would open up the market. They attacked him for not wanting to just fast track the full repeal and wanting to replace to fix the market some. Now he does not mention replace, he is just arguing for a full repeal like that which they claimed he wasn't for in their earlier attacks and now they attack him for being dramatic and not working with the party.

Clearly Rand knows what's happening, that's why he is changing tactics, but it does not look promising I think he is losing against the establishment republicans who seem to have Trumps support.

eleganz
03-06-2017, 03:49 AM
Rand is doing a great job trying to bring light to our cause with his media appearances but they are also telling. Originally he was insisting on repeal, but more importantly replace with his reform bill that would open up the market. They attacked him for not wanting to just fast track the full repeal and wanting to replace to fix the market some. Now he does not mention replace, he is just arguing for a full repeal like that which they claimed he wasn't for in their earlier attacks and now they attack him for being dramatic and not working with the party.

Clearly Rand knows what's happening, that's why he is changing tactics, but it does not look promising I think he is losing against the establishment republicans who seem to have Trumps support.

Well they only attacked him for being dramatic because he pulled a dramatic publicity stunt. Rand knew this was an uphill fight, we all know by now less government doesn't just "happen". Its very unfortunate because Rand's plan would've turned Trump into a hero....

Bannon should know Rand's plan is the best, what the hell is going on. It does appear Trump has his own plan outside of the Paul Ryan plan.

helenpaul
03-06-2017, 07:51 PM
The plan was published tonight and it appears to be an unmitigated disaster which only helps the richest americans.

devil21
03-07-2017, 02:44 AM
The plan was published tonight and it appears to be an unmitigated disaster which only helps the richest americans.

Wasn't Obamacare a 2000 page bill? Does this bill repeal 1900 pages of legislation and many more entered into the Code of Federal Regulations?