Friday afternoon, Rand Paul’s copier was on a mission: To find the Obamacare repeal bill, no matter where it was hidden in Washington DC.
Tweeting out photos from his Senate account, Senator Rand Paul documented the journey.
This week has seen Paul determined to get a copy of the hidden Obamacare repeal bill for the public. He marched down to the room where it was hidden, copier accompanying, in order to see the bill for himself.
On CNN’s “New Day” on Friday, Paul commented on the fact that this bill is essentially ‘Obamacare Lite’:
“What we think is being hidden from conservatives is there’s a lot of ‘Obamacare Lite’ in their bill. There’s a new entitlement program. … There is also a Cadillac tax or something similar to the Cadillac tax that was in Obamacare. And there’s also an individual mandate, believe it or not. Instead of paying the mandate to the government, they’re going to tell you you have to pay the mandate, by law, to an insurance company.”
A 106 page draft of the repeal bill was leaked last week, but an updated version is only being circulated among select members of the Republican Congress. For this very reason, Paul and other conservatives in the House and Senate are demanding that Republican leadership stop hiding the bill from the entire Congress and the American people.
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