If you are an informed American, you are aware that Republicans are not concerned about what the majority of our nation’s people need or want. They serve special interests and ignore the polls. The most critical issue they oppose is healthcare for all Americans. They call it a privilege, while the rest of the developed nations believe that it is a right.
Trump, McConnell, and Ryan’s first effort after the inauguration was to repeal Obamacare. They claimed that they would replace it with Trumpcare, but this was a facade. Trumpcare would have removed healthcare for more than 20 million Americans.
Protests began around our nation at the offices of Republican senators and representatives. Only a few listened, and the bill was narrowly defeated. This was truly a victory for the American people. But wait a minute, your traitorous GOP politicians are not ending their efforts to take away your healthcare.
Republicans will begin by bragging that they removed the mandate that all Americans have healthcare.
“Republicans around the country are talking about the fact that we made Obamacare voluntary,” says Sen. Cory Gardner, chairman of the National Republican Senate Committee. Or maybe not.
It is not a secret in Washington that Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, remain angry that they were unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act; and insiders claim that they are not giving up. They are either in denial, or are arrogant enough to believe that they can win elections while planning to remove healthcare from millions of Americans.
“What are they going to say on it?” admitted a Republican strategist who requested anonymity to speak openly and previously worked at the National Republican Congressional Committee. “We’ll repeal Obamacare? I mean, what are they going to say that’s believable?”
“One of the ironies of the Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act is it’s made it more popular in voters’ eyes, especially as voters have a chance to compare the Affordable Care Act to the Republican alternatives.”
Let’s be completely honest; healthcare is not the only issue where Republicans oppose the wishes of the majority of Americans. They oppose equal rights for women. Same-sex marriage remains an issue because of their association with the Christian religious right. Republicans reject the idea of raising the minimum wage in support of their wealthy contributors. Nearly two-thirds of all Americans want sensible changes to our gun laws. Although an enormous number of Americans demand that no changes will be made to Social Security, Medicare, and that Medicaid be expanded, Republicans remain indifferent to our demands. Finally, Americans want fair taxation, but Trump has given a huge gift to himself and other wealthy Americans through his “tax reform.” In addition, Americans will feel the idiocy of this bill for years to come as it adds at least $1.9 trillion to the deficit.
Remember all of this when you vote in November.
OP-ed by James Turnage
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