Trumpcare: The Freedom to Die in the Streets
Donald Trump doesn’t want to call it Trumpcare.
White House: Don’t call it Trumpcare
“Critics are hijacking the branding process for the GOP health plan as the White House resists slapping the president’s name on it.”
“I’ll call it Trumpcare if you want to, but I didn’t hear President Trump say to any of us, ‘Hey I want my name on that,’” Conway told Fox News. “We’re happy it is the American Health Care Act. This is serious stuff. This isn’t about branding according to someone’s name.”
“A White House spokesperson, however, was more emphatic. “It’s not Trumpcare,” the spokesperson said Wednesday. “We will be calling it by its official name,” the American Health Care Act.”
Ok, I’m convinced: let’s call it Trumpcare. Why? They don’t like it.
It’s not hard to see why Trump might not want to put his name to Trumpcare. After all, Trump ran as the one Republican who didn’t want people to die in the streets. And that’s exactly what Trumpcare is about.
I was just watching those GOPers on CSPAN. Steve Scalise-of all people-is rhapsodizing on ‘freedom.’
This is a guy who so loves freedom he has a history of campaigning with David Duke. But while the GOP keeps talking about freedom the bill basically offers insures the freedom to deny people care who can’t afford it. Those who can’t afford it have the freedom to die in the streets.
The GOP says ‘Sure it cuts your insurance but it increases your access.’ Yup. Access means the freedom to wait in a emergency room. ‘Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom!’
Trumpcare increases the deficit and lowers the rate of the insured and is a big tax cut for the rich. But it does make us more free. I know I feel freer now that Paul Ryan is going to ‘rescue us.’
Greg Walden (R-Oregon) whined about Democrats who pointed out the GOP claimed the Dems ‘rammed through’ Obamacare. ‘That was seven years ago.’
Seven years is too long ago to mention? I thought you guys are the party of Originalism. Now you’re telling me you can’t be responsible for anything you do beyond last week?
Seven whole years ago. In which time you guys have failed to come up with any kind of replacement other than freedom to die in the streets.
He was then sufficiently lacking in irony to say that the Democrats passed their bill ‘in the dead of night’; just this morning Trumpcare was passed out of the first Committee-at 4 in the morning. That’s not ‘the dead of night.’
“Lawmakers haven’t received formal estimates from the Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation detailing the bill’s impact on federal spending and insurance coverage. But its core provisions make some conclusions clear already.”
“Exit polls showed that just 10 percent of Trump’s votes came from Americans earning $200,000 or more. Yet those voters would derive all benefits from the repeal of the two individual tax hikes targeting them: a 0.9 percent tax on their earnings, and a 3.8 percent tax on their investment income.”
“An even smaller group, the top 1 percent of earners, would receive an average tax cut of $33,000, according to the Tax Policy Center. The top 0.1 percent of earners would receive an average tax cut of $197,000.”
“But half of Trump’s votes came from white voters without college degrees. And those less-affluent voters stand to lose in multiple ways if Congress rolls back Obamacare in favor of the House GOP plan.”
No wonder Trump doesn’t want to call it Trumpcare.
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