In his own way, President Donald Trump has been ingenious in many different decisions that he has made since attaining the highest office in the Land with not an ounce of political experience. When there was a call for Donald Trump to be investigated after the election, he smartly set up an Electoral Integrity Commission that would look into allegations of fraud, state by state, a move that Democrats have been rallying against for decades.
As has been the case, whenever Trump feels like he is being attacked, he punches back…and it usually involves punching back in a way that silences his critics. With the immigration reform, he wanted sanctuary cities shut down. For many Leftist governors and mayors, that was not going to happen. So, instead of fighting over funding in the courts, he opted to just start going after illegals in the streets. When there was an outcry, he and Sessions said, “Well, if you had cooperated with us and given us the information about who was in prison, we wouldn’t have had to look in the streets!” Brilliant!
Now, he’s done it again. With the Left and the Right deciding that Trump’s agenda will not go through, especially with Obamacare, he’s decided to put forward a tax cut plan that also attempts to repeal the Unaffordable Care Act! Brilliant!
The Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump’s administration is toying with the idea of using tax reform as a tool to gut crucial features of Obamacare, a move that would appeal to Trump’s base…
Republicans tried for the first seven months of Trump’s first year in office to repeal and replace Obamacare, which stalled in the Senate in late July. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put forth three versions of Obamacare reform, and each fell short of the 50 vote threshold needed under reconciliation rules in a procedural vote.
What is interesting…is that Republicans, in their various attempts to repeal Obamacare, included those measures. For example, the last repeal bill McConnell tried to push through the Senate, known as the “Skinny Repeal,” did away with the individual mandate and delayed the medical device tax till Dec. 31, 2020…
Although, if the administration tries to do away with the medical device tax, they would likely find support from Democrats, Republicans and the medical industry, which has lobbied against the tax for years.
This is yet another great move on the part of the president. If the Republicans blink, especially with the midterms looming next fall, there is a very good chance that their already F-minus rating with the American people may prove to be lethal in the next election.
If they decide to finally man (and woman) up and do the job that they were elected to do, they may still run the risk of losing their jobs. The American people go by the old edict, “Fool me once, shame on you…fool me twice. shame on me.” Right now, they’ve fooled us just about as often as a politician lies.
Source: The Daily Caller