GOP Is Going To Pull A Reagan On Healthcare… I'll Explain

As more and more Republicans come out against the Senate GOP's so-called healthcare bill, is it even going to pass?

As the Senate Republicans move to delay a vote on their murderous healthcare bill, the White House says it's optimistic that changes will be made.

But will those be real changes?

Or just cosmetic changes designed to push the savagery so far into the future that American's won't realize what hit them until decades from now?

In the face of growing dissent in their own ranks, Senate Republicans yesterday delayed a vote on their tax cut for the rich disguised as a healthcare plan until after the July 4 recess.

Despite the setback, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that President Trump was still "optimistic" about his healthcare agenda as a whole:

"We're continuing to be optimistic. The president is committed. And he said, and all the members of the administration have said repeatedly, to repealing and replacing Obamacare, working with the Senate, working with the House, making sure we get the best bill. For us, it's never been about the timeline, but about getting the best piece of legislation that helps the most Americans."

Right. So what happens now?

The AP is reporting that right-wing donors are threatening to "close the piggy bank" unless they see progress on healthcare (aka their tax cuts).

Is this kind of pressure from the oligarchs enough to make this bill pass?

And are Trump and the Republicans are going to pull a Reagan on this and push the changes far into the future?


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gloriapower 3 years 13 weeks ago

I hope right wing donars really do stop donating.

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JackMackie 3 years 13 weeks ago

Of course McConnell wil push the cuts to Medicade out past the 2020 elections because he is a coward. A coward that has plenty of company.

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johnrquinn 3 years 13 weeks ago

Of course it will pass. Same thing happened in the house and it passed it. Just a matter of McConnell bringing his other people in line promising them something or making changes to it so it's a lot worse.

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Willie W 3 years 13 weeks ago

Oh dear. If the rich don't get their big tax cuts soon, it's unlikely that you will see the flood of new jobs, and manufacturing plants spring up all across America.

Outback 3 years 13 weeks ago

I sincerely hope the Republicans manage to pass their draconian bill ASAP. With the public exposure this debacle has received, and will continue to receive, even the dumbest of the Great Unwashed will start to suspect how they've been hosed. and the sooner the better as the 2018 midterms are fast approaching. I love the thought of the size of the bullets these assholes must be sweating over this! These guys have created quite a nasty little situation for themselves, no? I live for the day Mitch is cast down from his high perch. The only thing I hope for more is the day that bastard, Dick Cheney's pacemaker battery shorts out.

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2950-10K 3 years 13 weeks ago

Can you believe there are still three out of ten citizens who approve of Crooked Donny?

Yep, even after the looming horror of the Trumpcareless Plan, three out of ten citizens must still be glued to the foxaganda network.

I'm actually more horrified by how easy it is to brainwash that many millions than the threat of Trump's -could -care- less, for profit health insurance.

BTW: Russia has provided all citizens the right to free healthcare since 1996. What's that tell you about the greed of our Fascists?

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Oldskoold 3 years 13 weeks ago

Yep..... 3 outta 10. The ones running this coop have bunkers and are just sitting back waiting for the other 7 out of 10 of us to have had enough so he can declair "martial law" so they can start picking us off. Not sorry to say this; we better get ready for that. Bonfires and pitchforks won't be enough!

bollivar 3 years 13 weeks ago

Oh what to do? Piss off the Kroch brothers, or their constituents that will later vote the repubs out of office after they smell the coffee? Lets see the score once again. Repubs 3, hate Repubs 10. Votes keep their evil asses in office. Kroch bros pay Repubs money in order to win an election. Money, or voting trailer trash Rumptards with a score of (3)? The other alternative is invite the Demos into negotiations. But I do hope we can impeach the Orange Faced Baffoon before a vote.

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Kend 3 years 13 weeks ago

Can anyone tell me specifically what tax cuts for the rich are in the new plan.

jimmckay 3 years 13 weeks ago

  2. (a) IN GENERAL.—Subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking chapter 2A.

(b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2016.

Link->Chapter 2a of Internal Revenue Code

Also see:


This drops the Hospital Insurance income tax from 2.9% to 1.45% in 2022

They also eliminate the tanning tax of 10% which might just save Trump a bundle.

Outback 3 years 13 weeks ago

To Kend, our resident apologist for the oligarchy : Yes. Specifically it's called the "Earned Hardon Tax Relief Bonus For Those Filthy Rich Enough To Note a Brief Spike In Their Net Worth But for Whom It Will Have No Appreciable Impact On Lifestyle" plan. Any other questions?"

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changeX 3 years 12 weeks ago

Does Mitch accommodate the image of a heterosexual male?

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