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LTCI Watch: Even Eskimos Loathed Senilicide

I wrote a story about the House Ways and Means Committee markup of H.R. 1173 -- the CLASS Act killer  bill the other day -- and I struggled mightily, maybe not all that successfully, to insert the video into the story.

Real Washington reporters tend to be rather cynical about all the talking that goes on during a hearing or markup. They focus with eagle eyes on whether the bill will pass or not, not on the lawmakers' allegedly personal anecdotes about their Great Aunt Ida back home on the homespun quilt farm.

and found that some Eskimos occasionally put the elderly out on ice floes or otherwise left them to their fate during times of terrible famines, but that many other Ekimos despised that practice.

Republicans on Ways and Means called for an effort to find common ground. Democrats called for an effort to find common ground. No one at the markup seemed to acknowledge what any bit of common ground might be.

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