'Neither the House nor Senate has held serious hearings on any part of the tax plan. The Senate held no hearings where experts weighed the pros & cons or discussed unintended consequences. The leaders are rushing this bill because they know it’s unpopular, and their haste is making a mockery of the institution. Republican senators are in a tough spot. They are philosophically conservative, & believe in low taxes and small government. Yet all of the potential swing senators have a problem: This tax bill also contains provisions that betray their stated principles; it includes a major change to the health care system — the repeal of the individual mandate which would create turmoil in insurance markets, because fewer healthy people would sign up for coverage, raising prices for everyone else.' For shame!