Sen. John Thune of South Dakota ruffled the feathers of Democrats Tuesday when he announced that repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate will be in the GOP’s tax bill.
Whoa. Member of GOP senate leadership John Thune says repeal of individual mandate will be in tax bill.
— Paul "if true" McLeod (@pdmcleod) November 14, 2017
-Individual mandate repeal will be added to tax bill in SFC.
-They have 50 votes on the floor.
-Passing Alexander-Murray alongside (not within the tax bill) is part of the deal.
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) November 14, 2017
Joseph Lawlor of the Washington Examiner noted that some Democrats objected to the individual mandate being included in the GOP’s tax bill; for that to happen, the Supreme Court would have had to have decided that the individual mandate was a tax … oh, wait.
Dems object that Rs are inserting health care into the tax bill with individual mandate repeal. "My understanding is the individual mandate is a tax," Thune responds, referencing SCOTUS decision
— Joseph Lawler (@josephlawler) November 14, 2017
Does anyone else remember when the Democrats cheered this decision back in 2012?
SCOTUS: Mandate "may reasonably be characterized as a tax." It survives.
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) June 28, 2012
It's a tax. https://t.co/Y5kOZLdi5L
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) November 14, 2017
— Ben (@BenHowe) November 14, 2017
— Dodd (@Amuk3) November 14, 2017
— Bruce H (@_hollister_99) November 14, 2017
I believe I just heard the sound of a mic dropping https://t.co/PaNJnLpNWE
— Queen of AnCapistan (@syd_viciously) November 14, 2017
Sick burn. https://t.co/MmkHKGRdrG
— Lance Vader (@LanceVader) November 14, 2017
Karma is a bitch, huh? https://t.co/57CjftpKjE
— Tracy Jeffords (@TracyJeffords) November 14, 2017
That's gonna leave a mark. https://t.co/5VeE9ij9H2
— bellisaurius (@bellisaurius) November 14, 2017
Brutal takedown… https://t.co/cebS84NaCe
— NoOneOfConsequence (@StarDogCh4mpion) November 14, 2017
Well played. https://t.co/5LsuZsSJS4
— Farbrook (@dutchindian) November 14, 2017
Lol, some grade-A trolling from Sen. Thune https://t.co/nPanNGlxxU
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) November 14, 2017
Boss level trolling. https://t.co/qNCnvxfVrW
— I 69 Science (@Warden_AoS) November 14, 2017
— Brian Rye (@Brian_Rye) November 14, 2017
— WhigsnTwigs (@WhigsnTwigs) November 14, 2017
Live by the "It's a tax," die by the "It's a tax." https://t.co/Fdhz7ol6CY
— Rand Simberg (@Rand_Simberg) November 14, 2017
Live by the SCOTUS. Die by the SCOTUS. https://t.co/2OipOgKT2N
— Sean Bannion (@SeanBannion) November 14, 2017
Beautiful. The GOP is finally taking advantage of Obama's politically-expedient, lazy legislative methods. Suck it, Ginsburg. https://t.co/SVEGrm1xiG
— ⫷ Ξ I G H ₸ Y ⫸ (@TripleEighty) November 14, 2017
Dems bending of the rules comes back at them like a boomerang. https://t.co/ouJLwXWKSF
— Trevor Paul Korchak (@Korchak2024) November 14, 2017
Note to Rs. THIS is how you do it. https://t.co/kyFlHqXxiV
— Upstate Federalist (@upstatefederlst) November 14, 2017
— Micah Rate (@Micah_Rate) November 14, 2017