The latest procedure used for the passage of the House and the Senate GOP tax reform bills makes a mockery of American democracy. Behind closed doors, the majority of Republican Representatives and Senators (including our own Rep. Glen Thompson and Sen. Pat Toomey) drafted a bill that was never fully debated or questioned by those opposed to it or explained to the American people.
What ever happened to the “Government of the people, by the people, for the people?” Republicans in Congress gave it away to donors and interests groups in the middle of the night while the people slept. Wake up, America!
Claudine Nuernberger, State College
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