It is difficult to make the call but I’ll go out on a limb and say the American Health Care Act (ACHA) was the biggest American political story of last week. I like pinning the tail on the donkey and we all know a synonym for donkey that starts with the letter “A” is very appropriate when you consider the most popular nickname for the bill is Trumpcare. Today I want to concentrate on the CBO’s (Congressional Budget Office) report and the Republican reaction to it. Let’s explore. Continue reading 1, 2, 3 But Not So Easy
The Republicans wheeled out their long awaited repeal and replace health care plan last week. As expected it certainly didn’t live up to their rhetoric. Is there another aspect at play? Let’s explore. Continue reading Huge Dilemma Or Another Distraction
Today is the only the first day of December 2016 but my recurring theme for the formation and duration of the Trump administration has becoming apparent: it is an organized criminal conspiracy. In order to get things through Congress Donald Trump needs the cooperation of the Republicans in the Senate. What better way to guarantee it than to nominate the Senate Majority Leader’s wife as Secretary of Transportation. That is an especially astute political move when you look at recent history and consider that Trump wants to spend a lot of money on projects that will flow through the Department of Transportation. It is also part of a pattern. Continue reading Don Trump Adds To His Crew
Late Monday night the news broke that Donald Trump was nominating Republican six-term Georgia Congressman Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Like most in Congress his is not a household name and most Americans wouldn’t recognize him if they passed him on the street. This pick is similar to the choice of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education and both are equally harmful to America! Continue reading What Price Will We Pay?