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Revised Healthcare Bills have failed. Government loyal to the wishes of the People, must trump Parties and Politics!

Updated on July 31, 2017
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I took an interest in Politics at a young age. The Goldwater-Johnson race fascinated me and I've been paying attention ever since.

Chatter of the day...Healthcare...and the 30+ House Republicans that stood against ObamaCare Part II.

Trump called out these Conservatives, which also make up the Freedom Caucus.

Chief of Staff Reince Priebus stated, "The President is disappointed with the amount of people that he thought were loyal to him, that weren't".

Loyal to the President?

Isn't it always supposed to be about the Government being loyal to the People?

Which comes first?

Loyalty to Political Parties?

My way/Her way/His way or the Highway Antics?

(W)ins?

Of course not, it must always be about the People first.

I was one of the reluctant hold-outs, butting heads, engaging in some always passionate, sometimes fiery discussions, realizing early on that it wasn't going to happen, we were not going to get a Reagan Conservative into the office of the Presidency......not this go-round!

Bucking, all while understanding Trump, all while understanding why his message resonated with the People. Trump was telling it like it was, no holds barred, in D.C.'s face, with a let's get it done philosophy!

He is still out and about with the rallies, igniting the crowds with reminders of all he has been able to accomplish and all of the accomplishments he is yet to achieve.

Yes, by all means, let's drain the swamp, build the wall, make America great again, but let's not rush through a healthcare Bill, for the sake of rushing through a healthcare Bill!


With this 'revised' Bill, a Mandate still exists; buy or be fined. Why would I have a huge problem with that in the beginning and not have a huge problem with it today? Because the Republicans are in charge and tell me that I shouldn't have a problem with it now, I need to get with the program?


What am I missing here?

I, apparently, just don't get this Game of Playing Politics.

I'm still finding myself, to this day, defending Trump, when old News is brought up...old accusations, old truths...in which there is no denying he was party to.

I defend, because it is time to move on, we aren't Playing, none of this is a Game.

The election is over and Trump won. We need to all get behind him and support him.

Deny, deny, and then deny some more and the fact still remains...he was Elected!

I will not defend him, when he or (members of his Team), make demands on Congress, "do this or Beware" ultimatums!

Been there, done that. That tactic has Obama's name all over it.

We can't let our great enthusiasm about getting our man into Office, deflect us from important matters at hand.

We Stand on Principle or we don't.

There is no leaning toward Principle, there's no gradually working toward it, hoping to get there.

Credibility is lost. At the very least, credibility is questioned and takes some time to get to the point of trusting again.

It doesn't look as if any Credibility has been lost, some questioning is going on.

I am questioning, but no great damage has been done, in my opinion.

Hopefully, that remains the case, throughout this President's Term.

Again, I get the direction this past Election took, we were in a sad state. After all, we had elected an Activist, America pummeling President...Twice. (that, I will never get)

Obama excelled at bad-mouthing our Country and at pointing fingers...at groups of us!

We desperately needed change to come and Trump was saying all the right things. I so appreciate his coming into Washington D.C., like a man on fire, getting things done, but I don't agree and can't accept, where blame is being directed today.

Fingers are being pointed and blame is being placed, not on the disaster that is Obamacare, not on the Dems that fell in line with their Party, regardless of how they or their Constituents truly felt about it. Oh no, blame is being placed on those who stood in opposition to a 'Revised' version of the same old disaster!

Blame is being directed at; a not so silent, definitely not falling in line, Thank God they are there, Minority.....Conservatives.











I promised the people of North Carolina's 11th District that I would fight for a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act and a replacement with a market-driven approach that brings down costs and provides more choices for the American people, I remain wholeheartedly committed to following through on this promise. I know President Trump is committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a system that works for American families, and I look forward to working with him to do just that.

— Mark Meadows
"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records.They are written,as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature,by the hand of divinity itself and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power"
"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records.They are written,as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature,by the hand of divinity itself and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power"

Fast forward to the Headlines of today.....'Senate Republicans try to revive Healthcare Bill'. 'GOP loses enough Senators to sink its current healthcare bill'...

A few Senators are standing firm, steadfast in seeing to it that premiums and healthcare costs in general are reduced for their Constituents.

These Senators are loyal to the people, they do not waver.

Some say loyal to a fault!

Now on the table, a vote for the full Repeal of Obamacare.

Some Senators are showing signs of fatigue, after repeatedly stating that they desire a full repeal of Obamacare.

For them, it's a package deal, Repeal and Replace, or no deal, so now they waver.

Unclear when the vote on Repeal will take place.

The health of Senator John McCain remains an issue.

His health and our future...both hanging in the balance.

Godspeed!



Thoughts on Senate Republicans that could not support 'revised' Healthcare Bill:

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      abwilliams 7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Aww yes, we have Choices; Be a Homeowner OR pay home-owning type prices for Insurance premiums and deductibles or Pay your Way (however, paying your own way will cost you...the Gov will enforce Fines, at home-owning type prices) all because of Obamacare.

      You pick!

      The American Dream?

      https://youtube.com/watch?v=6yCfSOfoLWs

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      abwilliams 7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      I do appreciate your opinions, otherwise I'd be completely ignored, as I often am here and on FB.

      LOL!!

      I'll never be silent...not in my DNA, glad that it isn't in yours either Greg!

      Try and enjoy your weekend! I plan to.

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      Greg Schweizer 7 weeks ago from Corona, California.

      The politicians don't care about the people. The people voted for Trump to serve as our president. Does that matter? NO...The politicians that don't like Trump will do everything they can to try and keep him from being successful, because they know any success on his part will keep him in office for 2 terms and give him that much more opportunity to "drain the swamp", which scares the lifetime politicians. The sad part is, WE THE PEOPLE are the ones that have to suffer. There, you got my opinion again.

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      abwilliams 7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Dems, Rinos -

      There are forgotten men and women, they exist in the middle.

      They keep their nose to the grindstone, barely making ends meet and you have failed them.

      They counted on you to end Obamacare, they expected it and you all let them down, you've failed to Represent this group of people, being squeezed from all sides.

      So you all move forward, in the comfortable little niches you've carved out for yourselves in D.C.

      The poor have their additional assistance from the Gov, which was never required. The poor have always had the Churches and Charities and they were never turned away from the majority of hospitals in the U.S.

      When they've truly needed healthcare or assistance, it has always been there for them!

      All Government's involvement in healthcare has accomplished, (per their usual 'involvement' in our lives), is to push Middle America to the brink.

      The only difference, they'll never be seen or recognized as having been placed there, by you.

      They are the forgotten ones!

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      abwilliams 7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      I like your opinion Greg. If only!

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      Greg Schweizer 7 weeks ago from Corona, California.

      Hi AB, I believe that anytime something comes to a vote in the house or the senate they should take it back to their individual state and let the people vote then take the results of that vote back and vote the way the people want them to vote. When the house or senate vote on anything they vote the way THEY feel and not actually the way the people feel. That is NOT true representation. It'll never happen, but that would be a little more like the people having at least some say in our country. Just my opinion.

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      abwilliams 8 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Another vote. Repeal of Obamacare not to be. Another day, another fail.

      Cruz's most practical solution dismissed. (see previous comment)

      Can't say that I'm surprised!

      Politicians love to make promises to the people, during elections, but for far too many, in both Parties, it is all about comfortable little niches that they've carved out for themselves in D.C.

      We The People...are secondary.

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      abwilliams 8 weeks ago from Central Florida

      My man Cruz laying it all out. No games!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4PvoyDolto

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      abwilliams 2 months ago from Central Florida

      Just came across this:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrEBBA9hQjA

      Pretty powerful stuff.

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      abwilliams 5 months ago from Central Florida

      Mean for the sake of being mean!

      Sad existence.

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      abwilliams 5 months ago from Central Florida

      I was wondering, but who am I to judge....Lol

      I will check it out.

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      Paula 5 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      duh!!! That was what my comment was all about!

      https://hubpages.com/politics/13-Facts-about-Eric-...

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      abwilliams 5 months ago from Central Florida

      No link.

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      Paula 5 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Didn't I send a link?

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      abwilliams 5 months ago from Central Florida

      Hi Paula - It's just a privacy thing. My initials really are A.B. and my last name is Williams and this is my real face...lol. My favorite Teacher called me A.B. so it works for me!

      Yes I am familiar with Sanx. I'm always monitoring to make sure things never go too far in 'Comments Section'. I don't know if he or Leslie or a couple of other out-there leftists that have commented here, ever actually read my words or even attempt to process it. Probably not.

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      Paula 5 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      a.b. Really wish I had a "name" to call you....I hate to refer to you by initials.........anyway, you & Greg need to see a perfect example of such pure unadulterated hatred & lack of maturity, that they will even tear apart the first family just for sheer enjoyment. These people are sickos.....Don't need to read the hub, just the comments, to see how LOW this jerk will stoop to attack the children of DT.

      After you see how sick and nasty people can be, a.b....feel free to delete this entire comment. No problem, I'm sure you don't want a link posted in your comments.

      Why the hell doesn't this Sanx get a job or a hobby...or maybe just a life ..and stop trolling his ignorance all over our site? Trolls are disgusting. We just get rid of one and up pops another....they're just like empty-headed puppets.

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      abwilliams 5 months ago from Central Florida

      Glad that we agree on that part Greg.

      Sanx...you obviously do not understand the role of our Government.

      Their role is to protect....not provide!

      The Government should not even be in the health care business.

      They certainly should not be in the business of Making Demands on me...purchase this product or pay a fine. Fail to pay the fine, go to jail.

      What!?!

      Please point out to me, where in our Bill of Rights or where in our Constitution, it states that your health care and my health care is a Right. While you are searching, where does it state that my Government may force me to purchase a product and then fine me or threaten me with jail time, if I do not comply.

      Feel free to copy and paste.

      We are probably stuck with some form of it, from here on out, but Republicans do not need to have joint ownership of it. That's an 'investment' they can't afford.

      Kudos to those Republicans that agree and stood firm.

      Sorry Sanx....you have failed to make your case!

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      Sanxuary 5 months ago

      They showed their loyalty quite clearly and its up to the American people who they do not represent to remove them. They truly believe that the trillion dollars invested already in health care should be given to big pharma. They truly believe that you do not need health care. They truly believe that you should pay for health care for a policy that covers nothing. I know a few people who believe that most poor people are getting everything for free. Just think that if they have no choice but to pay for health care that it just might motivate a few more of them to get a job. Of course we have a President who thinks its smart not to pay taxes. Then why would he care if he has all you little people paying taxes for him as he gives our money to big corporations. He wants to lower the corporate tax rate because it is the highest in the World. Still you would be challenged to find a single one of these big corporations who even paid half that rate. Why would they when their best sponsors are the Republican party. When the little people stop believing things that will never improve their lives we might get some people who might. Lets hurry up and vote them out and throw the criminals in jail,

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      Greg Schweizer 5 months ago from Corona, California.

      No, I don't believe it should have ever been part of the insurance deal. You shouldn't be fined for not having insurance.

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      abwilliams 5 months ago from Central Florida

      Thanks for commenting Greg!

      Are you okay with the individual mandate?

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      Greg Schweizer 5 months ago from Corona, California.

      AB, "We the People" aren't represented by our government and haven't been for a very long time. Trump was voted in hoping that he 'might' be able to make some changes. But it looks like we can kiss that hope good-bye when he can't even count on his own party to support what "We the People" want. They are afraid of losing something because Trump was going to 'drain the swamp'. But it looks like his own party has become the quicksand that is going to suck him under because they are all a bunch of COWARDS. Just my opinion.