If you believe the stories out of the GOP this week, Mitch the Turtle has a double secret probation plan for fixing Obamacare should the Supreme Court wreck subsidies to federal exchange states.
No, stop laughing you guys, they are totally serious!
Congressional Republican leaders say they have a fallback plan ready to go if the Supreme Court cripples a core component of Obamacare this month.
But the details of the plan are being kept secret.
"We'll have a plan that makes sense for the American people," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday in a radio interview with The Joe Elliott Show.
But what's in the plan?
"We'll let you know depending on the outcome of the decision," the Kentucky Republican said, referring to the case King v. Burwell, which is expected to be decided this month.
Bloomberg tried to get answers Tuesday from the senior Republicans who work on health policy. Their fallback plan might interest millions of Americans who stand to lose their insurance subsidies, as well as the insurance industry, which would likely lose many customers and be compelled raise premiums. Details to come, the planners say.
"Yeah, we are" ready to act, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, the chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said in an interview. But what will the action be? "We'll let you know if we have to do it," he said.
Oh, well then. I can't wait for your super secret plan, boys. I'm sure it'll work just as well as the last 50 billion ones.
Seriously, are Republicans this disdainful of everyone's intelligence level? Is anyone in America buying this nonsense?