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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 11:57 PM

37. When in doubt escalate!

Trump knows only one mode--attack. Problem is that doesn't really work in a legislative setting and you have little or no leverage against the people you are trying to manipulate.

The, Republicans, under the brilliant generalship of Paul Ryan (Policy Wonk Extraordinaire) have created a lose/lose situation. Their constituents are furiously against repeal of the ACA without a plan that is better and cheaper. The "plan" they've come up with is not only not better but it is likely to not be anywhere remotely cheaper.

So, if they don't vote for this catastrophe they'll get primaried by the well funded manic right. If they do vote for it their voters will vote them out of office.

Neither one is attractive.

The Freedom Caucus will not be satisfied until we are right back to where we were before the ACA--pre-existing condition exclusions, maximum lifetime benefits, no keeping adult children on parents policies until 26--and no subsidies dammit! Anything else is rampant socialism.

The moderates (yes, they do still exist) would like to keep all the good things about the ACA, but just call it something else.

Trump will push and I'm pretty confident he's going to end up with egg on this face. Although I could be wrong and they may pass this out of the House. The Senate could be crazy enough to approve it.

Problem is even if this ends up on his desk and he signs it--it's pure poison. Welcome to politics, Donnie Boy!

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