Trump Budget Makes It Official: You’re Paying For The Wall, Not Mexico
Another promise broken.
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The CBO projection finding the House Obamacare repeal bill would mean 24 million more uninsured may be politically toxic, but its conclusion the bill would cut the deficit gives Republican leaders a green light to press on with a plan they say will save the U.S. health care system by cutting taxes, regulations and entitlement spending.
The Republicans have cast themselves as hard-headed saviors of a broken system in which Americans are forced to buy coverage they don’t want and can’t afford. But the numbers CBO issued Monday won’t make for an easier sell. Moderate and conservative critics alike are sure to be emboldened by forecasts that directly undercut President Donald Trump’s repeated promise that everyone would be better off under the Republican plan.
The biggest losers from the Republican plan? Older, low-income Americans between the ages of 50 and 64. Yes, that’s a lot of Trump voters.
The report put Republicans on the defensive as they struggled to figure out how to respond and the White House downplayed the assessment. Still, the report will almost certainly lead to changes in the measure, making it harder for party leaders to woo moderates to back a bill that has already been widely panned by conservatives.
The Republican plan to pay for their new health care plan is: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Repealing the Affordable Care Act is a massive tax cut for high-income families, and since most conservatives believe that high-income families are overtaxed, that’s a key selling point of the idea. Consequently, it’s no surprise that after a year, the House Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare does away with the taxes that the law uses to fund the Medicaid expansion and the subsidies to purchase health insurance.
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In case you’re in the second group, some background: Every state has some sort of law that discourages people from traveling in the left lane on multi-lane roads and highways. It’s not that you’re never allowed in the left lane, just that you should only use it when necessary, for passing, then get back over.
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The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists says we are, metaphorically speaking, only two and half minutes away from nuclear doomsday, the Bulletin’s closest Armageddon estimate since the early 1980s. Former Defense Secretary William Perry says he is “terrified.” Novelist Philip Roth says what is most frightening about President Trump “is that he makes any and everything possible, including, of course, the nuclear catastrophe.”
When America’s Founding Fathers were debating how to set up a brand new government, they ran into a problem: What should happen if a president, in Benjamin Franklin’s words, has “rendered himself obnoxious”?
Most countries didn’t have elected leaders, or ways to get rid of them. So Franklin and the framers turned to a provision of British common law known as impeachment.