Well, TrumpCare did NOT get voted on today. Seems that Donny Boy is having trouble garnering enough votes to get it passed, so he cancelled the voting so that he wouldn’t look worse when it got voted down. I wish they had voted on it, so it would have been killed. Trump is not happy with this, as one can imagine. He wanted to pass his descimating health care bill ON the 7th anniversary of the ACA (ObamaCare) being signed by President Obama. But, it backfired. He cannot get the votes needed to pass it because so many from his own party can see how horrible this AHCA will be for everyone.
They had meetings all day as he tried to apply pressure to representatives to vote his way. One of the meetings was on whether or not maternity care and mammograms should be considered “essential” treatments covered by all health insurance policies under the Republican proposal. NOT ONE WOMAN WAS IN THE ROOM, OR PART OF THE DISCUSSION ON THIS…NOT ONE. I personally find this highly disturbing. Women have been excluded entirely from all of Trumps agenda. But to have them also excluded from a discussion that DIRECTLY affects all of the women in the USA is horrible. It shows me that Trump is so threatened by women, that he wants to control all aspects of women, he wants to strip us of any freedom of choice or rights that we have. I am sure if he can manage it he will also try to take away women’s voting rights. The man is a seriously dangerous threat to all women.
Trump should not be allowed to continue with his “agenda” at all right now. He is under investigation for “collusion” with the Russians and it’s getting very serious. In my opinion, and in the opinion of many, he is an illegitimate president and should be halted from signing any more executive orders or pushing any more laws through until after this full investigation is over. But he seems to be trying to “fast track” things, like the AHCA and the Immigration Ban – I think because he KNOWS that his time is limited now; that he’s in deep, deep doo-doo and he’s going to be thrown out soon. Impeach the bastard.
If it were a Democratic president in office under these same circumstances right now the Republicans would be having a shit fit about him pushing any sort of legislation through while under investigation. So I think it’s only fitting to hold Trump and the Republican party to these same standards. It pisses me off that the Republicans seem to have this “high and mighty” idea that they are somehow “above the law” in so many respects. Just because they happen to hold a slight majority right now in the house and senate they think they have everything in their control. They are very narrow minded it seems, everything is about the almighty dollar and nothing is about compassion or caring about the people of this country. It must be a very sad thing to be a Republican. Very Sad.
I am praying hard for my country right now. Things are just going to get worse and the ride is going to be very bumpy for sure. When all of the nastiness comes out publically I think that it will divide us even more. There are so many people still that actually believe this outrageous liar called “president”. I am scared about what will happen; scared about possible riots and violence. I am scared that Trump will try something foolish, like trying to over throw our government in some way. He is very much acting like a dictator and is unwilling or unable to see that he is NOT above American law.
I’ve heard that TrumpCare will be postponed indefinitely, then I heard that they would try to put it to a vote on Friday. Trump will NOT let it go to vote unless he has a sure win in his pocket. I pray it will be blocked.
That’s it for tonight. Peace. ~MB