Other Views: Why Trump, Congress must shore up Obamacare - and how

Other Views: Why Trump, Congress must shore up Obamacare - and how

Other Views: Why Trump, Congress must shore up Obamacare - and how

After reluctantly signing a bill this week to impose sanctions on Russian Federation ― legislation Trump only seemed to sign because it passed with veto-proof majorities in both chambers ― Trump dinged Congress for worsening relations with Russian Federation. "You can thank Congress, the same people that can't even give us HCare!" he wrote.

Asked if Republicans are now failing at governing, Dent said, "There's always a certain amount of dysfunction around here, but we are quickly taking the fun out of dysfunction".

Other Republicans quoted by Politico sounded nearly as if they were members of an opposition party - explaining it was a "good thing" that Congress was limiting the president's powers. Sen. "They're going to get yelled at when they got home for being incompetent, for embarrassing themselves."...

Republican senators may be happy to be rid of irritating reporters crowding them on the Senate subway platform asking them irritating questions for the next five weeks. In fact, the Democrats have so deeply rooted their Affordable Care Act (which is not affordable for most Americans) that we are now told that Obamacare can not be fully repealed without a filibuster-proof majority of Republicans in the U.S. Senate. Roy Blunt of Missouri, another member of the GOP leadership. "On health care, I did exactly what I said I would do when I ran", he said, "and tried to convince at least one other person to join the 49 of us who couldn't get to a better place in the end". Perhaps they will start out by defeating a Republican incumbent in a Senate race, but it would take a lot more evidence to convince me that Cruz really is in serious jeopardy. In other words, Democrats are defending more seats where Trump is popular than Republicans are defending seats where Trump is unpopular. "Now is the time to deliver tax reform, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to accomplish it", McConnell said. Nearly immediately, Republicans began touting increased military and infrastructure spending to create jobs and spur the economy - the very Keynesian-inspired policies they attacked when advocated by Democrats.

"Winning these seats is crucial to the Democrats' goal to winning back the majority", said Sinema, who heads up the Blue Dog PAC. Trump told the Wall Street Journal, "I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them". John Kennedy said. "They're right".

"I will admit that the health care debate sucked most of the oxygen out of every room in Washington for the last six months", Toomey said.

The Democrats have left dozens of President Trump's nominees waiting for months. Now, there are a couple of jerks.

OK, so that's two things, but the point is that each day brings something new to the front page, and it's nearly always something brand new to American politics. If, as expected, Congress attaches raising the debt ceiling to a continuing resolution, conservatives may not vote for that legislation without either structural spending changes or adjustments to how the USA prioritizes debt payments. More than three dozen US counties on the federal exchanges may lack an insurer next year and premiums on the individual market are rising.

For the first time in a decade, they have control of the entire federal government - they just haven't been able to bridge their differences, unite their conservative and moderate factions, and pass big pieces of legislation tackling healthcare, tax reform and infrastructure. The newly filled posts reached to all corners of government.

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