[Begin Rant] For context, the ACA deliberation process for it to become law started in January 2009 in several committees, Amendments from both sides of the aisle then signed into law by President Obama in March 2010. The bill was read, deliberated on and amended.
For years, the ignorant nutfucks on the right have taken a quote from Nancy Pelosi out of context, so here's exactly what was said to lead up to the trope the right has pushed for almost a decade:
"Imagine an economy where people could follow their aspirations, where they could be entrepreneurial, where they could take risks professionally because personally their families [sic] health care needs are being met. Where they could be self-employed or start a business, not be job-locked in a job because they have health care there, and if they went out on their own it would be unaffordable to them, but especially true, if someone has a child with a pre-existing condition. So when we pass our bill, never again will people be denied coverage because they have a pre-existing condition.
We have to do this in partnership, and I wanted to bring [you] up to date on where we see it from here. The final health care legislation that will soon be passed by Congress will deliver successful reform at the local level. It will offer paid for investments that will improve health care services and coverage for millions more Americans. It will make significant investments in innovation, prevention, wellness and offer robust support for public health infrastructure. It will dramatically expand investments into community health centers. That means a dramatic expansion in the number of patients community health centers can see and ultimately healthier communities. Our bill will significantly reduce uncompensated care for hospitals.
You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other. But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket. Prevention, prevention, prevention–it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting.
But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy."
Now, in the current state of affairs, we have the GOP pushing a tax bill that takes things away from the poor and middle class and hands it over to the rich and well connected. It's a massive redistribution of wealth to the top. This was tried when Rotting Ronnie did it in the 80's and the middle class got fucked in the ass dry. The GOP are writing this bill, with the help lobbyists on the fly, they have not read it, they aren't allowing it to be scored or allowing opposition party amendments.THEY ARE FUCKING STEALING FROM US AND GIVING IT TO THEIR RICH FRIENDS. WAKE THE FUCK UP.
You Tea Party cunts who bitched about taxes are awfully quiet this. Oh, wait... The black guy isn't in the White House, so you don't care. You got your pig in office, now he's going to pick your pockets because you're too fucking stupid to see it. Keep living in your Fox News bubble and cry about e-mails and uranium. Ignorant twats that you are. [End Rant]