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Once again Republicans have managed to box themselves in.
Just as the GOP has reportedly found enough votes among conservative Republicans to pass the latest iteration of the proposed Healthcare bill, with Freedom Caucus Mark Meadows saying “republicans will have the votes to pass” Obamacare repeal, Democrats realized that they once again have the leverage to bring this whole process to a grinding halt halt. And they are using it.
Bartiromo: “But, do you have to do healthcare before tax reform?
Trump: “Yes. I’m saving a tremendous amount, hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars we’re saving on healthcare. And all of that saving goes into the tax. If you don’t do that, you can’t put any of the savings into the tax cuts.”
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2010 Obamacare: “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
2017 Trumpcare: “[we] have a right to know the full impact of this legislation before any vote in Committee or by the whole House.”
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Following Chuck Schumer’s denigration of ‘Trumpcare’ overnight, Nancy Pelosi has come out swinging this morning to press the same narrative to the American people: It “couldn’t be worse” she exclaimed on ABC’s ‘This Morning’
Here is what Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer had to say about the Republican’s plan for “TrumpCare” last night…
“Trumpcare doesn’t replace the Affordable Care Act, it forces millions of Americans to pay more for less care. This plan would cut and cap Medicaid, defund Planned Parenthood, and force Americans, particularly older Americans, to pay more out of pocket for their medical care all so insurance companies can pad their bottom line.