FOR THE LEX­I­CON

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“The Se­nate Goldilocks Com­mit­tee.” That’s a snappy new term sug­gested by David Ca­tron, a health care con­sul­tant and con­trib­u­tor to The Amer­i­can Spec­ta­tor.

“There are pre­cisely nine peo­ple stand­ing be­tween you and eman­ci­pa­tion from Oba­macare’s most re­viled and de­struc­tive pro­vi­sions. They con­sist of an ide­o­log­i­cally mot­ley crew of Repub­li­can sen­a­tors who refuse to sup­port the Bet­ter Health Care Act of 2017 un­less the GOP lead­er­ship ac­cedes to de­mands that are prob­a­bly pro­ce­du­rally or po­lit­i­cally im­pos­si­ble to meet,” Mr. Ca­tron ad­vises his read­ers.

“We’ll call them the Goldilocks Cau­cus be­cause their po­si­tions are all vari­a­tions of the ‘too soft, too hard’ prin­ci­ple. Each has stated that, if the fi­nal ver­sion of the bill isn’t ‘just right,’ they will leave you to the ten­der mer­cies of Oba­macare.”

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