surprised, are you?
The real question is whether or not you are outraged. This whole thing stinks to high heaven. It is frankly illegal, and I really hope it faces massive legal pushback. And electoral pushback, too.
Dems thought that this would pull their sorry butts out of the electoral fire. But it may well have been just pouring gasoline on that fire.
Who the crap wants to pay this? Unbelievably unfair! Vote these bastards out of office!
Even in the static sense, this cost analysis makes this look much worse than the White House let on. And note too that in the PWBM analysis, almost all of the cost — 87% of it — takes place in this fiscal year: