Here is what the Chicago Tribune has to say about Maine Senator Susan Collins’ change of heart regarding the security of the average American:
‘The Maine Republican extracted key concessions in exchange for her support for the bill, including commitments from the Trump administration and Senate leaders to back two pieces of legislation pumping money into the health-care system.
The problem is, House Republicans largely oppose the health-care bills. And while Collins anticipates that the commitments will be included in must-pass spending legislation to keep the government open, the tax package is scheduled for a final passage vote next week, before the spending measure.
That means Collins will have to cast her vote on the tax bill without knowing for certain that commitments made to her will be honored, leading critics to say she’s getting played for a fool.’
We may never know what her personal payoff may be, but it’s got to be pretty darn big.