Trump dreams of Democrats
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 28, 2017,
Mar 28, 2017, 13:38
Bloomberg News: GOP Eyes Tax Overhaul - And Lessons From Health-Care Failure - "Moments after their hopes of undoing Obamacare unraveled, President Donald Trump and top Republicans said in unison that they're moving on to another ambitious goal - overhauling the US tax code". Thank you, Nancy Pelosi, my Obamacare eats up 75% of my monthly social security payments. The Caucus also successfully worked to block the scrapped healthcare bill.
There are some areas where Trump's positions might be more in common with Democrats, however. Now, Trump says, he'll refocus efforts on pushing through tax cuts - something, he hopes, Republicans can get behind without splintering into opposing factions as they did on health care. "The president never called us once about this".
The former chairman and a founder of the House Freedom Caucus emphasized this morning that "good process will lead to better policy", and the rush of the White House-backed Obamacare replacement bill that crashed last week due to a lack of GOP support was "fundamental" in its failure.
I have resigned from the House Freedom Caucus.
Coincidentally, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren broke out a football metaphor while celebrating the GOP health care bill's collapse Friday.
Under pressure to get something done, some Republican deficit hawks appear ready to abandon the fiscal rectitude that they embraced during the Obama administration to help salvage Mr. Trump's agenda.
The efforts come as Trump himself has gone on the attack against the Freedom Caucus. I think the one thing we learned this week is that Washington was a lot more broken than President Trump thought. "Stop undermining ACA. And we'll work with them".
REINCE PRIEBUS: I think it's time for our folks to come together and I also think it's time to potentially get a few moderate Democrats on board as well.
Trump's tax plan from his campaign said he would cut taxes for the middle class as well as businesses, while also simplifying the tax code to four income brackets, as opposed to seven.
"It will continue to be the opposition party in the party", said Poe, who said he would have supported the measure. As long as they say no more repeal. "If he changes, he could have a different presidency".
The congressman who quit the House Freedom Caucus after it helped torpedo the Republican health care bill last week is still railing in anger against what he said is the group's intransigence.
Trump asked Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanTrump: Dems "will make a deal" on healthcare Pelosi, more Dems call for Nunes to step aside Nunes will not step down from Russian Federation probe MORE (R-Wis.) to scrap the controversial measure after issuing an ultimatum that the lower chamber must vote on it and being told the bill could not pass. There's no solid plan yet, but Shuster knows how to appeal to Trump.