Friday, March 31, 2017

The Unlikable Arrogance of Paul Ryan; "I worry we'll push the president into working with the Democrats."

The Affordable Care Act tried desperately to include Republican to participate from the very beginning, and failed. It was ironic too because the ACA was nothing more than a revamped Republican/Heritage Foundation plan all along.

Wisconsin embarrassment and extremist policy wonk Paul Ryan arrogantly thought his devastating plan to toss 24 million people from health care coverage was still better than the ACA. Let's take a look at that, starting with the dramatic drop in the uninsured under ObamaCare:

Will AHCA improve people's Lives, or end them?

Oh, but don't worry, just wait until the GOP gets the 60 votes needed to pass phase 3 of their plan. That will turn all of these horrifying numbers around? Seriously?

Now in power, Paul Ryan's one party system will no longer tolerate suggestions from the Democratic Party or three quarters of the country that didn't vote Republican. In fact, it's a repugnant thought. Ryan said in an interview that aired on “CBS This Morning:

“I don’t want that to happen. About 90 percent of our members are for this bill. We’re not going to give up after seven years of dealing with this, after running on a plan all of last year, translating that plan into legislation, which is what this is. We had been an opposition party for 10 years, and I’ve been long saying, if we’re going to be successful, deliver for the American people, improve people’s lives, we’ve got to become a proposition governing party.”

If we don’t do this, then he’ll just go work with Democrats to try and change Obamacare, and that’s hardly a conservative thing. This is a can-do president, who’s a business guy, and he wants to get things done. I know he wants to get things done with the Republican Congress, but if this Republican Congress allows the perfect to be the enemy of the good, I worry we’ll push the president into working with the Democrats. He’s been suggesting that as much.”
 When Trump supporters found out ObamaCare was actually the ACA, and that 24 million people would not only lose their insurance but end up buying worse coverage with higher deductibles, the shit hit the fan:

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