Collins says she needs CSRs/reinsurance to vote for tax bill. Meadows says most of the HFC would vote against spending bill including CSRs. https://t.co/5shnWesEFK
— Caitlin Owens (@caitlinnowens) December 13, 2017
I am not a mathematician. However, on most days I can count to at least eleven with my shoes on. ‘
Where are the votes and why do Democrats have an incentive to provide any votes?
The House Freedom Caucus is sufficiently large to deny any continuing resolution (CR)a Republican only majority. If they vote against a CR because of Cost Sharing Reduction subsidy appropriations (CSR), then the continuing resolution needs Democratic votes in the House to pass. Any CR needs at least 8 Democratic votes in the Senate (probably more as several Republican Senators voted against the short term CR).
If Democrats supply votes to pass a CR with CSR funding, they increase the probability that the tax bill passes while making the subsidized insurance buyers worse off.
Why would they do that?
Where are the dem votes for a deal that advances any of their interests?