The Republicians should Vote "Present", give the Democrats everything they want and allow them to own their rhetoric. It's easy to propose everything that sounds good to the masses, specially when you know the Republicians have to oppose it. Oblamer can stand up there and look like he cares, as long as he knows there's a safety net under him.
Walmart employees looking at anywhere from 8%-37% increases in their healthcare costs next year. I say let the Democrats own it, we know they cannot pay for it. Hang them with their own rope. BTW I voted independent for the past 30+ years. Proud of it.