Friar Bijou wrote:
They did have a basic framework.
Which I've never heard of or seen. Do you have a link to it?
Not sure when this was released, but this literally took 10 seconds to find on google
Here's another list of things they want to do
Both of those look like they were generated around the time when the ACA was first being debated (or very soon after passage). You seem to be the victim of a narrative that needed so strongly to convince everyone that there was no alternative plan to what Obama and the Dems were proposing, that despite the GOP writing paper after paper, and going to everyone who would listen and practically yelling "this is what we think we should be doing instead", no one listened. And on the rare occasions when what they said was reported, no one talked about it on the alphabet networks on your TV. So if you are Joe average media consumer, all your heard was "The GOP has no alternative plan", probably about 100,000 times.
And most people still believe that. Ironically, those people are so convinced of this, that they wont even bother to spend 10 seconds of their own time checking this amazing thing called "the internet" to see if that's actually true.
BTW, that's what a "framework" looks like. If you're demanding actual legislation, we can find examples of that. Heck. We saw what Ryan came up with. It wasn't great, but it was actual proposed legislation
Again, you're missing the larger point that you start with lists of objectives and broad ideas of how to achieve them. Then you build support for that, and if you think you have enough, then you write the detailed legislation
. You don't do it the other way around. Which is why it's bizarre that everyone seems to want to demand just that, but only in this one specific case. I'm reasonably certain that Elon Musk got investors in his new electric car company with a list of "things we want our car to be able to do", and no one was actually demanding existing blue prints for the finished product at that stage. No one does what you're demanding the GOP should have done, in the order you seem to think they should have done it.
You're just hearing a ton of folks on your TV and news sources demanding this, or criticizing them for not having it, and assuming that this is a reasonable demand. It's not. It's being done precisely to make you think it is, though. And apparently this works on most people.