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Author: Les Carpenter
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialist working with those over 50 years of age. Currently work at Prime Fitness located in The Enfield Senior Center, Enfield CT.
Semi retired and enjoying life in the semi fast lane with my lovely bride and super grandchildren!
Again we see the GOP president and house promising one thing and delivering another. They are not just little inconsequential things either. They would, if enacted into law as written, dramatically affect millions of American lives. You can rest assured the effect would not at all be positive
The American Health Care Act, passed today by the US House of Representatives, is a law that fundamentally does the reverse of what its proponents are promising.
Having run a campaign during which he promised to cover everyone, protect Medicaid from cuts, and replace Affordable Care Act plans with tterrific coverage, Donald Trump is now behind a bill that cuts Medicaid, covers fewer people, and allows states to replace ACA plans with stingier coverage. Having promised repeatedly to protect patients with preexisting health conditions from insurance market price discrimination, Paul Ryan is pushing a plan that removes existing protections and replaces them with hand-wavy and inadequately funded high-risk pools. Having leveraged public discontent with high deductibles and rising premiums, Republicans are pushing a bill that will leave most patients with higher out-of-pocket costs for equivalent plans and bring back skimpy plans with even higher deductibles.
That’s all happening because the GOP is committed to rolling back the taxes that pay for the Affordable Care Act, delivering a financial windfall to high-income families even though Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin swore at his confirmation hearings that the Trump administration would not pursue tax cuts for the rich.
The bill is currently being rushed through the House at breathtaking speed with no time for a Congressional Budget Office score or for members to hear from constituents back home. Republicans are acting like their plan cannot survive even cursory scrutiny by experts or the public for the good reason that their own rhetoric strongly suggests that they do not believe the public would find this legislation acceptable if they knew what it did.
These people are unquestionably the most dishonest and despicable representatives in my entire adult lifetime. Democrats and independent must mobilize, resist, and defeat these lying as*h*les in 2018. Followed by a crushing landslide defeat of the most unqualified, unethical, dangerously ignorant man to ever occupy the Oval Office.
Five Thirty Eight – Republicans in the House of Representatives voted today to approve a version of the American Health Care Act, their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The biggest effects of the bill will be on the millions of additional Americans who would go without health insurance if a similar bill is passed by the Senate. But it could also endanger the job prospects of the Republican members of Congress who voted for it and make a Democratic takeover of the House substantially more likely in 2018.
How am I doing? Am I doing okay? I’m president. Hey, I’m president. Can you believe it?
Since you asked Donald here’s the way it is. Essentially you’ve had two wins. Gorsuch confirmed to the SCOTUS and a razor-thin win after your first defeat on your train wreck of a healthcare bill. But there’s the senate still to go and a win there is anything but certain.
No Donald you are not doing okay. You have approximately 40% support among Americans and you are so G-damned weak you cannot even get your own party behind you. With the house, senate, and the executive branch governing should be a cake walk. You and your Trumpanzees ought to have a lot more to show other than a bunch of executive orders. Things you criticized President Obama for, Hypocrite.
Ya Donald, we know you’re the president. In name only. When it comes to intellect, character, the ability to reason, understanding of The Constitution and democracy, honesty, ethical and moral behavior, truly caring about the average Joe and Jane, etc. you’re an abject failure. Did I mention you’re also clueless when it comes to history, foreign affairs, or understanding basic human decency? If not I just did.
Yes, we can believe you’re the minority president that lost the popular vole by what, some 3 million votes? What we cannot believe is how America was conned enough to vote your sorry lying ass into office in the first place.