October 14, 2017
The President has had enough of Congress’s inaction and is taking executive actions to deal with the disaster that is Obamacare.
One of the stories that was overshadowed by the Harvey Weinstein fiasco was Donald Trump taking a series of executive actions designed to dismantle Obamacare. It looks as if Trump has gotten fed up waiting for Congress to pass a bill that would scrap this horrible system so now he’s doing what he can on the executive side.
ObamaCare is a broken mess. Piece by piece we will now begin the process of giving America the great HealthCare it deserves!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2017
It’s no secret that Obamacare has been a mess. It’s made healthcare impossible to afford for many in the middle class. Insurers are pulling out of the exchanges and rates are skyrocketing across the country.
Here’s what Trump has done.
He’s announced an end to the billions of dollars in subsidies paid to big insurance companies by the federal government. There’s apparently questions over if these funds were properly appropriated by Congress so Trump has simply said that he’s not going to pay. Amazingly, the Democrats are whining about this.
Remember back in the 2000s when Democrats were against the federal government giving hand outs to big corporations? That was actually one of the core parts of their political platform. It looks like they’re the party of big business now!
Several states are actually filing lawsuits to stop Trump from not paying these insurance companies.
Trump trolled them on Twitter by describing how he was responsible for causing the stock price of health insurance companies to plunge.
Health Insurance stocks, which have gone through the roof during the ObamaCare years, plunged yesterday after I ended their Dems windfall!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2017
Suspending these payments will likely result in Obamacare imploding quicker. It is a good but risky political move. The Democrats are now going to try and claim that all of Obamacare’s problems are Trump’s fault because he suspended these funds. Trump is hoping that the people will see through this and that it will force Congress to act and get rid of Obamacare for good. It’s a reasonable political calculation by Trump. It puts more pressure on Congress.
Trump also signed an executive order instructing the federal government to explore ways for people to form associations from which they can buy health insurance. It also instructs them to sort out how health insurance can be purchased across state lines. There’s other items included in the order but those are the major takeaways. It’s a good step for people who are healthy and only require a minimal amount of insurance coverage.
Most of us at the Daily Stormer are sick of this Obamacare nonsense though. It should have been repealed and replaced within the first few months of Trump taking office.
The Republican leadership in Congress has made themselves look like fools considering how they have dealt with trying to repeal and replace Obamacare. They campaigned on getting rid of Obamacare for years and now that they have the power to actually eliminate it, they haven’t been able to pass anything. We could debate all day long rather or not this has been an act of intentional sabotage or if they’re just a bunch of bumbling morons. I’d wager it’s probably a combination of both but nobody really knows for sure.
Either way, their entire approach to these big legislative efforts like the Obamacare repeal and replace has been extremely stupid. It’s incomprehensible to me why they would craft a huge bill that made it nearly impossible to get consensus on. They could have proposed a series of smaller targeted bills each of which would have been easier for the rank and file to agree on. By doing it this way, they could have pleased their political base by at least getting some points up on the board. Repealing even just 25 percent or 50 percent of Obamacare is certainly better than repealing 0 percent of it. This all or nothing approach has been insane and baffling.
Trump being a pragmatic person who wants to get things done must be at his wits end dealing with these idiots. We need to do what we can to remove large numbers of these Congressional incumbents in the 2018 election. This is especially true in the Senate. Roy Moore’s primary win in Alabama shows that there is the potential for lots of these cucked out establishment Republican Senators to be voted out of office by primary challengers.