Sean Spicer White House Press Briefing – February 27th 2017 (Video)…

Press Secretary Sean Spicer delivers the White House Press Briefing for Monday February 27th, 2017.  The briefing begins with an outline presentation by Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office and Management Budget (OMB), giving a high level review of an upcoming President Trump budget.

President Trump also announced today that a congressional ObamaCare repeal and replacement bill, MUST come before any tax reform plan is presented. Mulvaney outlined an anticipated massive cut to all non-military discretionary budgets around 10 to 12% per department. (more on that later)

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48 Responses to Sean Spicer White House Press Briefing – February 27th 2017 (Video)…

  1. sundance says:

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    • Aparition42 says:

      So what does that translate to with regards to enlisted paychecks and manning? All the morons championing defense spending cuts for the last 8 years acted like they were taking money away from Star Wars missile defense contractors and never want to talk about the fact that we’re still trying to participate in a dozen wars around the world while reducing manning to a skeleton staff and paying our service members less and less while demanding more and more from them.

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  2. readygo137 says:

    Why does Obamacare have to be repealed and replaced before tax reform are even talked about?

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    • darththulhu says:

      Because otherwise the Wall-Street-owned GOPe will pass a tax bill to make Wall Street wealthier and then **NEVER** do a thing to touch the ObamaCare payoffs to the insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

      Making them deal will ObamaCare *first* is a way of saying “you don’t get dessert until you eat your dinner”, as well as a way of making them spend political capital so that any tax reforms have to pass the smell test later, rather than just getting rushed through in a Pelosi-esque surge of partisan enthusiasm with no attention being paid to the details.

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    • SeekerOfTruth says:

      1) Obama was ruled a tax by Supreme Court and must be considered in any overall tax load plan. Trump people have said an Obamacare repeal and replacement bill must be presented before tax bill presented.

      I do not think they state specifically that tax bill will not be presented until Obamacare bill is completely passed. I personally think it will be a graduated repeal of Obamacare as they start up the new system and submit a tax plan.

      2) For example their are some easy tax and penalty related items in Obamacare they can remove right away using Budget reconciliation process and only need simple majority in both House and Senate. The House has passed this bill 2 years in a row but never went anywhere because of Obama veto.

      But now they need to get it through to Trump to sign to wipe out anything that is easy to repeal. This can be done quickly. House already has this bill in the hopper and all budget related bills must start in the House. Then Senate simple majority to pass.

      Then there are some parts that need a more full Senate approval and will be harder.
      But part 2 above – the tax and penalty parts
      –eliminates insurance mandates for individuals,
      –eliminates insurance mandates for companies,
      –eliminates penalties for not having insurance (notice that check box is no longer on tax forms to say you have insurance. So action already in place because they cannot track you now if you do not have insurance.)
      –eliminates medical device taxes
      –eliminates penalties for Cadillac plans.

      So anything dealing with MONEY penalties can be eliminated easily using budget reconciliation and simple majority vote in both House and Senate. Trump sign.

      3) Then Leverage is needed to get them to actually do something on Obamacare so the tax plan is being stalled a little and used as a bargaining chip to get them off their 3 years butts and get the bill through the Senate. They ware to pass in Senate and have Obama veto.

      4) After part 2 above budget reconciliation tax part of Obamacare is repealed, then they will present the formal tax plan and also work on the final repeal of Obamacare.

      Bottom line:
      1) They must get passage of repealing the tax and penality parts of Obamacare.
      2) Submit tax plan.
      3) Submit final repeal of the remaining parts of Obamacare.

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  3. Jan says:

    The military budget doesn’t need to be increased before all fraud and waste is cut, bases we don’t need are closed, weapons not asked for are gone, and missing funds are accounted for.

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    • wjb105 says:

      Agree, No need for more defense spending. It’s all about getting rid of waste and spending money better. The US already has a huge defense budget.

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      • CaptainNonno says:

        I think those things will happen too and add to the $54 billion

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      • Oldschool says:

        One has nothing to do with the other. We MUST rebuild our military, period. That cost money.

        The waste, fraud and abuse is a totally different issue and one that can be addressed simultaneously and should be ongoing at every department in our government. Trump started this by addressing costs of F-35. There are many more.

        If we wait to clean up before building up our military, we may not need one at all.

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        • Agreed. In some sense too, this might help find places of waste because the administration can watch where the money goes instead of relying on Obama era receipts of spending. Kinda like running water in a pipe to find out where the leaks are! 🙂

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      • Aparition42 says:

        The problem with that is that “Defense Spending” also includes enlisted service member’s manning, paychecks, and benefits that have been thoroughly slashed over the last eight years. Trimming the fat is great and I’m sure President Trump is going to be running his fine toothed comb through the pentagon’s books, but manning levels need to come up and it would also be nice if our paychecks could be made to reflect the inflation of the last 8 years as well.

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      • Gee, who would be a go to guy to take a look at waste, budgets, and our hard earned $$$ ? Hmmmmmm

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      • Please forward that opinion to the soldiers and dependants on food stamps. I get that there are problems with grift/graft and corruption on the acquisition side but please seperate that from personnel. It must be forced upon the DoD by the people/White House.

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    • Sharon says:

      Trump has already cut $12billion off the deficit !!

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      Just be very careful. There is a tremendous amount of danger in the world, including many places that hold top American weapons sent (illegally), or bought (with 0’s gifts), or stolen (Iraq, Afghanistan, Benghazi, Syria, etc.) In addition are all those technoological advances by China, North Korea, Russia, etc., with “stolen” (or gifted) technology info. There is lots in today’s (multipolar?) world to be wary of. Be prepared. Forewarned is forearmed.

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    • That might work for a simple weekly household budget, but it takes months and years to get tooled up to create new ships, new airplanes, not to mention that there is no fixed amount of time to design new and unknown future weapons systems.

      Running it tight like how we might manage our own finances, could leave the US military badly behind in 3 or 5 years. Russia already has superior technologies in a lot of domains. They simply lack the manpower they had under the USSR. China too has a lot of advanced and new weaponry.

      This funding is not to keep the lights on or beer in the fridge. These are investments in the future if you believe the world is a dangerous and contentious place.

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  4. Ddanna says:

    The lady(???) seems to be pushing for PDT to do entitlement reform, but why?

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  5. Bull Durham says:

    Ships that don’t float, planes that don’t fly. All new.

    We need to clean up the mess, not just spend more.

    The Pentagon has not been cleaned up. There have been no heads rolled.
    It’s the biggest section of Swamp.

    More is not better.

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  6. Disgusted says:

    WHAT?? Why would Ryan allow this Russian Interference in our election CRAP to continue, and to AGREE it happened as he did here? WHAT? STOP! Shouldn’t he be the first one to discredit that question? To say “Why do you continue with that line of questioning?” OMG I’m so sick of both of these losers.

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  7. NHVoter says:

    I can’t stand this little POS.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. MfM says:

    My personal feeling is that the Republicans voted on just repealing ObamaCare numerous times.

    Just repeal it, with a specific deadline, and do it NOW. Then the lawmakers can do a separate Bill to take care of the areas that need to be legally covered.

    This way the Uniparty will have to be on board and should move more quickly then trying to ‘reform’ a massive law that is unworkable to begin with.

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    • JT says:

      That won’t work because there is no agreement on what areas need to be covered. That’s why Trump is selling this as a package deal.

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  9. daughnworks247 says:

    Understand our problem with unwinding Obamacare.
    The citizens of mostly red states are paying for the Medicaid expansion in mostly blue states. Not fair. Now, the blue states are whining.
    About 3/4 of people added to Obamacare rolls were added through Medicaid expansion within the states. As an “inducement” for participation, the Fed’s funded 90% of each state’s expansion in the first year, 60% of costs in second year, 30% of costs in third year.
    In 2017, as Obama left office, the Federal taxpayer money runs dry.
    Those states who bought into the plan (mostly blue states), are now facing serious shortfalls and want to KEEP the Medicaid expansion (like Ohio), rather than raising taxes on their own citizens to pay for the program.
    States that did NOT buy into Obamacare (mostly red states), and the elaborate bribe from the Fed’s, are fiscally sound in 2017 going forward.
    Yet, the citizens of THESE states are indirectly paying for the Medicaid expansion in OTHER states.
    Not fair.
    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/02/gov_john_kasich_and_rep_jim_jo.html

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  10. daughnworks247 says:

    We all need a little “Spicer” in our day.

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  11. I just realized I have something in common with these scum in the media, They hate DJT and us…. But I just realized I hate them too…… So, there’s that.

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  12. SR says:

    All these reporters are so much concerned about debt and entitlement payment now. These POS MSM never asked single question to Obama or Hillary about debt and balance budget.

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  13. UKExpat says:

    Trump is getting hell from LEFTARDS for KEEPING his campaign promises that must be a first.

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  14. UKExpat says:

    OBOZOCARE was designed to FAIL but if the GOP allow it t do so naturally you know whjo will get the blame and so do they so they HAVE to replace it with something viable and that takes time. Oh and people will be able to READ it BEFORE they pass it too.

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