Originally Posted by zigliss
I think it will be economics that sinks the bill rather than any form of political pragmatism (now theres an oxymoron!).
I'm not sure if the current political leadership here cares about economic consequences for their political goals. I think they feel that they have a mandate, and that the ends justify the means. I believe the end game here is full socialism/communism, and get it done as rapidly as possible.
I may just be a little too glass half empty, but that is what it looks like to me.
Maybe on the bright side, it will curb our immigration problems. The US may not look like the best country in the world to live after they are done.