The Daily Beast depressed me with this:
Here’s What Happens When the GOP Takes Over the Senate: Passing a federal law banning almost all abortions after 20 weeks; Defunding parts of Obamacare; Weakening the Environmental Protection Agency; Kneecapping the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Elizabeth Warren’s baby, the new agency within the Fed to police consumer fraud; And—maybe, just maybe—letting a Supreme Court seat sit vacant until after the next presidential election.It's a partial list. The GOP also wants to get rid of the minimum wage. Surprisingly, voters are still okay with giving these people control of their government.
Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown: “Their whole effort is grounded in their contempt for government … they’ve gone after voters’ rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights. They’d bring that to Washington.”
Republicans would pass bills reducing Pell grants, food stamps, money for renewable energy. How would Mitch McConnell, if he’s majority leader, change the filibuster rules? Would he try to make it apply to fewer situations, so he could pass bills with 51 Republicans and just a few Democrats for cover?