Gee, Pelosi said we have to pass it to find out what's in it. Many of the "edjukatud" still haven't bothered to find out what's in it. The more their pocketbook is affected, the more they'll learn. Slow learners, bad teachers.
GOP should play political jujitsu. Dems want to tax the rich. Fine, accept more taxes on millionaires and in return get cuts in entitlements. That way if the Dems refuse, they become the gridlock after the GOP accepted their demands for millionaire tax, Why accept such a deal, the Dem demands will boomerang on the Dem states. States with high tax rates include CT, NY, NJ, MA, CA and IL to name a few. Imagine the New York liberal types who already pay high state taxes now saddled with higher fed taxes. Worst local businesses will pass the cost onto them in the form of higher prices, or they close up and move. These states will lose businesses and quality of life will suffer even more. This will hasten the high tax states demise. I bet the high tax liberal state Senators will balk once their staffs go over the numbers on their rich liberal donors and businessmen.