Friday, March 24, 2017

House Votes This Afternoon On TrumpCare

After receiving an ultimatum from neo- fascist authoritarian Giant Toddler Donald "Rump" Trump to pass "TrumpCare 2.0" today or fuggedaboutit, the spineless, brainless weasels in the Republican caucus decided to go ahead with an up- or- down vote this afternoon. While it still appears there may be as many as 49 Republicans (updated this morning) who will or may vote "no," there continues to be arm- twisting and intimidation of recalcitrant members-- making the final tally an uncertain bet.  It would take 22 Republican "no" votes to sink TrumpCare 2.0.

Keep in mind, TrumpCare 2.0 is even worse than the original bill, costing more, eliminating basic coverage, and still depriving 24 million Americans of their health insurance by 2026. Keep in mind also that, according to the latest polls, TrumpCare is extremely unpopular, with 56 percent disapproving and only 17 percent approving. Keep in mind also that Rump is broadly unpopular and many House Republicans don't fear him.

That all should add up to an interesting afternoon.

(You can make it more interesting, possibly in a good way, by calling your Representative if he/she is a Republican, and telling them to vote "no."  The switchboard number to be connected to a Member's office is 202-224-3121.  It's never too late to let them know where you stand!)

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