Schmegal Waxman's objection was that the bill was being exposed to the light of day. Of course, by that time decisions had been made. A handful of liberal Republicans made the difference. A lot of Democrats voted against this disgrace and likely more would have had they not found a horse's head in their bed the night before. The fight is far from over with the Senate debate ahead and, if that passes, a conference bill which would again be a difficult fight. One interesting comment from a Blue Dog:
One Democrat was upset that his leaders would needlessly force vulnerable Dems to vote for a bill that will come back to haunt them. Mississippi Rep. Gene Taylor (D) voted against the measure that he says will die in the Senate.
"A lot of people walked the plank on a bill that will never become law," Taylor told The Hill after the gavel came down.
Interesting. Very, very interesting.