Republicans believed in reconciliation when George W. Bush was president and wanted to push an agenda that benefited the wealthy and large corporations. Now, however, they vigorously oppose reconciliation because some of us want to reform a disintegrating health care system and make college more affordable for working families.
The American people have had enough of this double standard. The Democrats were elected to govern and to address the problems this country faces. It is time for the Democrats to use the same reconciliation rules Republicans used over and over again. The time to act is now!