Donald Trump says Republicans are 'going strongly for big tax cuts'
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 25, 2017,
Mar 25, 2017, 10:30
Republicans now have a majority in both the House and the Senate.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher predicted the bill would pass and said voting it down would be "neutering Trump" while empowering his opponents. Thursday, the original deadline for the vote, was the seventh anniversary of the date Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law.
Unlike India, the US Congress does not have an anti-defection bill, as a result of which US lawmakers are free to exercise their right to vote on a bill as per their wish and not according to dictate of the party leadership. The bad news? Some HFC members are also telling reporters that they've got 25 nays lined up, which would be enough to link up with lockstep Democrats to kill the bill and keep Obamacare in place.
That's not going to happen this month.
"Quite frankly President Trump did the best he could trying to sell a very bad product". They didn't say they were going to spend a few weeks on a half-baked plan and then give up. But it reportedly wasn't until this week that the president grappled with the possibility of losing the vote on the bill. "So when you get zero from the other side-they let us down because they're hurting the people".
But Trump, who promised repeal and replace (as has almost every Republican the past seven years), has no patience with process. Donovan specifically cited the Buffalo Bribe, which he said would have an unfair impact on New York City due to the fact that it's exempt from the end of the cost sharing agreement, as well as the potential increase in premiums for senior citizens.
The failure to pass the bill is a major blow to both Ryan and President Trump in their efforts to show what Republicans can accomplish when they control both Congress and the White House.
Leadership sources said they had around 200 votes, coming just short of the 216 needed to get the bill through the lower chamber.
REP. MARK MEADOWS, R-N.C.: We had a great meeting with the vice president.
Speaking to the Washington Post, Trump said: "We couldn't get one Democratic vote, and we were a little bit shy, very little, but it was still a little bit shy, so we pulled it". Even under Bush he voted in favor of the expansion of Medicare Part D...all the big bad Bush stuff, he voted for them, You could say he knew they weren't free market, but he was driven by the fact he thinks it's better when Republicans are in power, so this is why we're willing to compromise and pass these frightful laws or blah, blah, blah. Do they vote 'yes, ' hope the bill goes to the Senate and the provision is stripped out of the bill and sent back to the House?
"This is a disappointing day for us", said Ryan, whose name is closely associated with the Republican effort at health care reform.
Four Tennessee Republicans - Phil Roe of Johnson City, John J. Duncan Jr. of Knoxville, Chuck Fleischmann of Ooltewah and Diane Black of Gallatin - all said they would vote for the bill, which has the backing of President Donald Trump.
-Republicans in Congress pulled legislation to overhaul the United States health care system overhaul because they lacked the votes needed for passage after President Trump demanded a vote on Friday in a gamble that could hobble his presidency. "They have Obamacare for a little while longer until it ceases to exist, which it will at some point in the near future", Trump said. "I thought we were constructive, it was just a bridge too far in terms of the differences between conservatives and the moderates", Texas Rep. Joe Barton, who was one of the lawmakers who had chose to back the bill, told reporters Friday afternoon. "If for any reason it's down, we're just going to move forward with additional parts of his agenda". "You have to build real consensus, and you have to gain a real knowledge of the policy-and the president hasn't done either of those things".
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When you're finally about to take revenge on all those people who've said you look like Eddie Munster after reading too much Ayn Rand. "Paul Ryan failed to do that and he failed to do that at the expense of his own party, his own caucus and his own president".
Haberman's first tweet came at 3:52 p.m.: "TRUMP tells me in interview this is now the Democrats" fault, and that he anticipates that when Obama "explodes, ' they will be ready to deal". I'm disappointed because we could have had it.
MCEVERS: No, I'd believe you.