Once again, I underline the importance of Trump forcing his will on Mitch McConnell to end the filibuster rule in the Senate…. if he fails to do that, it spells an early end to his presidency.
It might explain his willingness to allow Mitch McConnell’s wife to be appointed as Transportation Secretary, to handle all that largess from his intended and upcoming 1 trillion stimulus package (boondoggle). According to my working theory, Mitch can enrich his constituency as long as he pushes for his reforms and agenda to “Make America Great Again”. This however bodes ill to that working theory if he’s already showing his hand early on. Once again, I underline the importance of Trump forcing his will on Mitch McConnell to end the filibuster rule in the Senate…. if he fails to do that, it spells an early end to his presidency.
NOTE: The “filibuster” a parliamentary rule used by the opposition to throw up roadblocks to bills it doesn’t like, the majority party controls that measure (It forces the majority party to get 60 senators to back passage of a bill). Former senate majority leader Harry Reid (Dem. Ariz) used it (by doing away with it) to push Obamacare and multiple judge appointments with a raw majority it had in the senate. Republican senate majority leader Mitch McConnell needs to do the exact same
RED FLAG! GOP LEADERSHIP WON’T SUPPORT REPEALING OBAMACARE, AND HERE’S THE PROOF
Republican leaders in the House have squished out again.
They have passed a key Obama administration health care initiative titled the “21st Century Cures Act.” This betrayal by establishment Republicans is further proof that the voters can’t trust most Republican House members moving forward.
It is also a sign that the American people who voted to repeal Obamacare may not get what they wanted. The citizenry voted for repeal, yet establishment Republicans may give them a “repeal and replace” that will resemble Obamacare.
Here is how the Obama White House described the bill in a press release issued on November 30, 2016:
This critically important legislation will get states the resources they need to fight the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. It invests the $1 billion the President has repeatedly said is necessary to help communities that have seen far too many overdoses. It also responds to the Vice President’s call for a Moonshot in cancer research by investing $1.8 billion in new resources to transform cancer research and accelerate discoveries. Plus, it invests nearly $3 billion to continue the President’s signature biomedical research initiatives, the BRAIN and Precision Medicine Initiatives, over the next decade to tackle diseases like Alzheimer’s and create new research models to find cures and better target treatments.
If this is such a great bill, why wouldn’t Republicans wait a month and let President Donald Trump help craft a conservative version of this bill, rather than build up the Obama legacy? Because many Republicans agree with liberal Democrats that we need billion-dollar a new spending bill on health care without even attempting to cut waste, fraud, and abuse elsewhere to pay for it all.