Trump Still Has My Support
Let's Start With the ACA
It was a brash undermining of our intelligence when the GOP (Grand Old Party) tried to replace Obama Care with their version. Don’t get me wrong, I think ACA is in need of reform big time—the mandate definitely needs to be taken out immediately.
The Mandate was removed but the penalty remained for those who allowed their healthcare to lapse. It was a sleight of hand and I bet the insurance companies were behind it.
After all, the CEO’s of the major Health Care Providers are making triple digit, multimillion dollar salaries thanks to Obama and Pelosi. Heaven knows they wouldn’t want to lose that.
So, maybe they said, “Go ahead and remove the mandate but allow us to tac on a penalty for those who lose their jobs and can’t afford healthcare; allow us to retain our incomes at the cost of the middle class; let us keep stomping on the grape. Then throw the reins into the press and squeeze whatever we can out of what remains.”
And of course the GOP said, “Sure.”
Trump reluctantly ran with it, but notice this…his name wasn’t on it. The house referred to it as, Ryan’s Bill.
President Trump is no dummy. I believe he knew from the beginning the bill stood little chance but he gave it his all.
I’m disappointed, just like many Americans. I’m not going to cry in my soup though.
Life goes on.
Politics move along.
The Media and the Dem’s have a victory. They get to hold on to ACA a little while longer and gloat like Al Capone at the IRS. Well, we know how that ended. Although, I don’t predict any Dem’s will wind up in jail.
I was asked if I still support Trump, because I’ve been so quiet lately. My support is unwavering. He is MY PRESIDENT and YOUR PRESIDENT and THEIR PRESIDENT for four more years at least. I can promise that those years will be the most interesting years of any president, except for Lincoln. He will face opposition at every turn. No matter what…even if he sneezes.
“What about Obama’s term?” you might ask. He had the backing of his party throughout his presidency. From day one they were with him. Side by side like peas and carrots, like two lovers holding hands, like a prostitute and her trick. Even when the Dems lost the House and Senate they kept right on holding on.
Trump does not have that support. He cast a division during his candidacy that will haunt him throughout his administration. He is not an eloquent talker like Obama. He is not an ass kisser like Pelosi. He is what he is—a straight talker. He shoots from the hip and sometimes his aim is a little off.