The tax increases in the health care bill would be next. The specious claim that ObamaCare reduces the deficit rests upon the $770 billion in tax increases contained in the legislation. The opponents of the “vulnerable caucus” would love to have an up-or-down vote on $770 billion in tax hikes.
The list is endless. Forcing critical and timely votes on these provisions will help create a snowball effect, adding further pressure to the repeal movement. It may come in one fell swoop, or it may come in pieces. Either way, though, the cracks are showing.