Behold the new populist, working-class Republican Party:
Republican lawmakers on Sunday successfully stripped a $35 price cap on the cost of insulin for many patients from the ambitious legislative package Democrats are moving through Congress this weekend, invoking arcane Senate rules to jettison the measure.
Look, if you didn’t want to die because you can’t afford insulin, you should have just not gotten diabetes in the first place! Now watch these upper-class tax cuts.
…great system we have here, would be a shame if someone changed the rules to allow majority rule:
The Senate is a dumbass institution where it takes 51 votes to protect private equity from taxation, but 57 votes aren’t enough to ensure that diabetics have affordable insulin.— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) August 7, 2022