Ignore Peter ‘King Hamlet’s Quibbles, He’ll Vote for Graham-Cassidy if Passes Senate
To be or not to be that is the question:
“To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them?”
He did this on the House version of Trumpcare-ACHA. For months he hemmed and hawed, but the day it came to vote he was a yes. No surprise. This is the trajectory of his whole career. He talks a good game. He talks the language of independence and of not being overly partisan.
But his vote tells the truth-he’s a GOP hack. Always has been always will be.
He’s in Donald Trump’s back pocket and Paul Ryan’s front pocket. But he wants you to believe otherwise.
“For proponents and opponents of the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill, all eyes are on the Senate presently, for the obvious reason that this dubious legislation is meaningless unless it earns 50 Senate votes by September 30. That’s when the budget resolution that launched the entire GOP health-care circus of 2017 vanishes like Cinderella’s coach at midnight, as the Senate parliamentarian ruled.”
“When the budget resolution disappears, the Republicans can’t pass anything without 60 votes. And that means if Graham-Cassidy passes, the House will have the simple choice of dumping its own Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill, the American Health Care Act, and rubber-stamping Graham-Cassidy, or giving those Obamacare-hating Republican “base” voters one final bitter disappointment by killing the whole thing yet again. There’s nothing much more frustrating than a zombie.”
“The trouble is, the GOP had to do some serious vote-buying to get AHCA passed 217–213 back in May. The best-known is the so-called “Buffalo Bribe,” which shifted some county Medicaid expenses in upstate New York to Albany, enraging Governor Andrew Cuomo. The “bribe” was instrumental in securing six House GOP votes from New York for AHCA, which was a pretty big deal. Indeed, when the Senate designed its own version of Trumpcare, the “bribe” stayed in, even though there was no amount of money on earth that would have secured the votes of New York’s two senators.”
“That’s why one prominent House Republican who supported AHCA, Peter King, is saying he’s off the Trumpcare Train this time: “Right now, I don’t see how I could vote for it … It’s extremely damaging to New York.” And he’s not talking about the “bribe.” He points out that when he and many other House moderate Republicans voted for AHCA they expected the bill’s nasty Medicaid cuts would be relaxed in the Senate. Instead, particularly in Graham-Cassidy, they’ve gotten much worse, particularly for states like New York (which would lose an estimated $33 billion in Medicaid and tax-credit dollars by 2027) and California (a $57 billion loser).”
Just remember that talk is cheap, especially the talk of Peter King and Donald Trump. It’s costless for King to claim now that it’s in the Senate he won’t vote for it.
But if it were to make it to the House I would certainly take the odds that he will find some reason to be ok with it again-‘bribe’ or no.
In other news, King is praising Trump’s vile UN speech.
Please define what you mean by "real people." Aren't your constituents real people? We deserve better.
— Liuba GrechenShirley (@lgrechenshirley) September 20, 2017
Sure we know who he means by ‘real people’ and it’s not us.
The Irish are real people-as he’s Irish. So when the IRA would assassinate people in the British government that didn’t in his mind mean they were bad people. And he certainly would not have agreed with someone who says keep all Irish people out of the country as they could be IRA terrorists.
But that’s his exact line with both Hispanic people-who he thinks are all MS-13-or Muslims-who he thinks are all ISIS.
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