The Senate votes on a clean repeal of Obamacare. Again.

Debate is open for a bill that would cause 32 million to lose insurance, according to the CBO. A vote is planned to take place today. So far, Republicans have not found any success whatsoever when it comes to replacing the ACA in the Senate, and they only marginally opened debate over whether or not to even discuss the issue. The President has been largely inconsistent when it comes to the issue. It seems that this is a pointless attempt to discuss the issue again when still no consensus has been made and there is no compromise in sight. Even … Continue reading The Senate votes on a clean repeal of Obamacare. Again.

The Republican healthcare disaster continues. For now.

The Republicans narrowly opened debate over healthcare in the Senate, with Mike Pence breaking the tie over the discussion. This occurred following another tweetstorm by Trump, where he addressed the issue multiple times. Yet again, he pressured Republicans and attacked Democrats for being obstructionists, although their no votes make no difference towards the Republican majority in congress. While preparations for the vote were occurring, protesters shouted “kill the bill, don’t kill us!” and “shame”. They have a pretty good point. All the CBO scores of the differentiating Republican healthcare bills range from 23-32 million more people being uninsured under the … Continue reading The Republican healthcare disaster continues. For now.

The author of “The Art of the Deal” can’t come up with a compromise on healthcare.

He has gone from claiming that he would not cut Medicaid, to throwing a party upon the passage of the House bill, which did in fact cut medicaid. After that, he called the house bill “mean“, which lead to the birth of a senate bill which Trump said needed to be “more generous“. After that, when the Senate bill stalled, Trump went on a Twitter tirade where he changed his story multiple times. He went from repeal and replace to repeal only and then back to repeal and replace. This slashing of medicaid is only one of many broken promises … Continue reading The author of “The Art of the Deal” can’t come up with a compromise on healthcare.

Donald Trump is claiming Obama-driven economic success on Twitter.

This just doesn’t add up. The President has seemingly claimed responsibility for the economic growth driven by the Obama administration on Twitter, his favorite communication medium. In an era where no major legislation has been passed since it began, how is Trump claiming victory off of these numbers? This entire debacle is ironic, as in the first 100 days of his presidency, Obama was doing better than Trump was in stock growth.   Continue reading Donald Trump is claiming Obama-driven economic success on Twitter.