Thursday, 6 April 2017

The end of the Trump agenda

This marks the end of the social agenda that caused millions to vote for Trump. He is now captive of the neo-cons and the Deep State.


Suddenly, Both Obamacare Repeal And Trump Tax Reform Are Dead


5 April, 2017

It was a one-two knockout punch for anyone still holding out hope that Trump's domestic economic policies will take place in the near, or not even so near, future.

First, Rep. Patrick McHenry, a member of House Republican leadership, said on Wednesday afternoon that conservatives' proposals to reach a compromise on healthcare are a "bridge too far" to win support from colleagues.  McHenry, the chief deputy whip, told reporters that calls from the conservative House Freedom Caucus to allow states to apply for waivers to repeal ObamaCare protections for people with pre-existing conditions are a "bridge too far for our members" and can't get enough votes to pass.
The comments come after a late-night meeting among House GOP groups on Tuesday fell flat, and lawmakers appear to be heading home at the end of the week for a recess without any tangible progress toward a deal to revive their healthcare bill.
McHenry said lawmakers need a "cooling off period" over the two-week break. "We need people to stop, take a deep breath, and think through the way to yes," he said.


In other words, despite the White House's stated desire to get a vote off by Friday, Obamacare repeal is dead for the foreseeable future.
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And then it weas Ryaun's turn: the House Speaker, also on Wednesday afternoon, said that tax reform will take longer to accomplish than repealing and replacing Obamacare would, saying Congress and the White House were initially closer to agreement on healthcare legislation than on tax policy.

"The House has a (tax reform) plan but the Senate doesn't quite have one yet. They're working on one. The White House hasn't nailed it down," Ryan told an audience in Washington.
"So even the three entities aren't on the same page yet on tax reform," he added.

Translation: both healthcare and tax reform are now indefinitely dead, which means that a suddenly pivoting Trump, who earlier today said he had "changed his mind" on Syria, may have no choice but to begin war with Assad to distract from everything else that is going on in the US.



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