What Kind of Bad Choice Are House Republicans Facing?

Maybe. But until there is an entire GOP Congress full of Justin Amashs, Thomas Massies, and Raul Labradors, that's probably, unfortunately, not going to happen. There's not much you can do about it. "They recognize that the only thing worse than Republicans failing to pass this bill, is for Republicans to pass this bill", said Hudak.

I've been saying for the a year ago and a half that the best thing we can do politically speaking is let Obamacare explode.

At a Capitol meeting late Thursday, top White House officials told GOP lawmakers that Trump had decided the time for talk was over.

We've got to get rid of Obamacare. "He worked very hard", Trump said from the Oval Office.

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry said the party was "one decision away" from being able to send the legislation on to the Senate. "We learned a lot about the vote-getting process", Mr Trump told reporters at the White House, although he sought to shift the blame to the Democrats, who were unified in their opposition even though his party controlled the White House, the House and the Senate.

The House of Representatives votes Thursday on long-awaited legislation endorsed by US President Donald Trump that replaces his predecessor's health care reforms.

Today we will see the release of United States durable goods orders and core durable goods (Fed), accompanied by Canadian CPI and core CPI (Feb), at 12:30 GMT. We were very close, and it was a very, very tight margin.

"We did not have quite the votes to replace this law, and so we will be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future."
"I've been saying for the past year and a half that the best thing we could do, politically speaking, is let Obamacare explode". 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 terrible laws or blah, blah, blah. The man who was going to convince Mexico to pay for a lovely border wall in the end could not convince Republicans to vote for the very thing they have tried to dismantle for seven years. Charlie Crist after it became clear there would be no vote on the bill. They own it - 100 percent own it.

"I have a long time", he said.

If the Bill fails to pass Markets would likely lose confidence in Trump's administration and his other policies (such as tax-cuts and regulation reform) which will likely weigh on Dollars and USA equities. Trump is in favor of some kind of government-run health care system. Passage of health reform might have given Congress more momentum going into tax reform.

Shortly after, Trump addressed the nation, where he again predicted on live television that the Affordable Care Act, which he referred to only as Obamacare, will ultimately explode and force the Democrats to work with them on a better plan. Remember we had no Democrat support.

"We don't browbeat our folks", said Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga.

The last-minute retraction is seen as a huge blow to the president.

THE PRESIDENT: No, I'm not betrayed. I will not sugar coat this, this is a disappointing day for us.

Earlier this month, he said flatly, "We'll have 218 (votes) when this thing comes to the floor, I can guarantee you that". Ryan said. "Are we willing to say yes to the good, the very good, even if it's not the flawless?"

But having more conservatives in the GOP conference doesn't always help the party get things done.

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