Here's the long-awaited Republican health care plan, in a nutshell:
1. IT'S TOOTHLESS: A perverse one-time penalty fee, that few will abide by once they figure it out. This means the "mandate" is effectively toothless.
2. IT'S USELESS: The tax credits are inadequate, and won't keep up with industry price hikes, which makes them useless.
3. IT'S WORTHLESS: Massive tax cuts will add billions to the national debt, and don't help the middle-class because they go disproportionately to the rich ... because, you know, they aren't rich enough already. So, yeah, if you're not already making a gazillion dollars, the tax cuts are worthless.
A quasi trifecta in health and legislative incompetence.
It's almost as if the GOP want their deeply flawed health care plan to be implemented because they know it will fail miserably, so they can say, "See, we tried ... what can more can we do?" (wink, wink).
Seriously, what the hell is wrong with these people?