BREAKING: Trump Requests All 52 Republican Senators To White House Meeting at 4:00pm…

In an effort to break the intransigence of Republican Senators who refuse to vote approval for the senate healthcare reform/replace bill, President Trump met with Senator Rand Paul earlier this afternoon.  President Trump is trying to get the #NeverTrumper’s to support the 3 step approach.

The Senate version of the Freedom Caucus (Cruz, Lee, etc), and Senators from states who are now entirely addicted to federal medicaid spending, are not willing to support legislation that doesn’t: A.) give them a full repeal, and B.) give them even more Obamacare money, respectively.

Because of the intransigence of both oppositional sides within the Republican Senate, it now appears a vote is not going to take place this week.

That said, President Trump calling them to the White House to remind them if they don’t do it this week, the far-left-activist groups (those demanding single-payer) are going to swarm the Senators over the holiday break; and they will return to DC in no better shape than they are in today.

There is a reason why Harry Reid ‘sequestered’ the entire Senate for two weeks before Christmas 2009, never let them leave for holiday recess and forced a vote on Christmas Eve at 1:38 in the morning.  If they don’t get it done now, it’s dead.

President Trump appears to be putting the oneness of failure upon their individual shoulders and giving Mitch McConnell a little elbow room.

Failure rests on the heads of the intransigent GOP Senators.  This loggerhead reality is essentially encapsulating why Republicans always lose politically.  Their high-minded ‘principles’ never get anything accomplished unless their lobbyist lunch companions give them permission to vote.  It’s the same problem previously seen in the House of Representatives  when the original House Bill was withdrawn by Paul Ryan.

Senator Rand Paul, just like his father, believes doing-nothing is a strategy.  A clean repeal is an impossible pipe-dream.  Rand Paul is trying to convince the entire Senate to follow him to the couches and do nothing.


Like the financial system, there are too many complex special interests enmeshed within the construct of ObamaCare to generate any reasonable consensus on a one-size-fits-all rebuild.  Right now there are legions of paid actors, paid interests, all trying to secure their own individual stake within the aggregate healthcare market.

Big Pharma, Big Labor (unions), Big Corporations (U.S. CoC) and Big Ed (finance and delivery) all have stakes in ObamaCare.  That’s a bazillion lobbying interests, representing massive institutional systems, containing trillions of dollars, all simultaneously dispatching their Big Gun Lawyer/Lobbyists to protect their financial position.

♦Unions don’t want health insurance back in/on their liabilities.  ♦U.S. CoC Multinational Corporations (Wall Street) don’t want the liability of worker health insurance back on their ledgers. ♦Big Pharma does not want limits to how much they can charge (profits) and they want a small group of decision-makers they can purchase and influence. ♦Big Ed doesn’t want government to lose control over college education subsidies. etc. etc.

{{{Yikes – Piranhas}}}

The initial goal of ObamaCare was manipulatively sold by controlling interests as a program to insure the uninsured, approximately 30 million people (2009).  However, that was a farce clearly visible in hindsight. The actual goal(s) were established by all of the aforementioned interests.

Unfortunately, the ObamaCare scheme enmeshed, became self-actual, and weaponized itself -as predicted- against the ordinary middle class American.  150+ million people  punished. Essentially, if you are not on medicare/medicaid, or eligible therein, you got screwed on the individual market scheme.

But that’s hindsight. Done is done. That horse has left the barn, rode out of town, and is long gone….  Previous healthcare insurance toothpaste is not only out of tube, but dried, encrusted and licked away by the horse that galloped by… Done is done.

So… understanding the system has self-actuated, Trump’s team has a new approach to reversing the damage to the individual healthcare market similar to the parallel track approach of the economic financial and banking market.

The medicare (federal health insurance) and medicaid (state health insurance) systems will remain the government safety nets for older and lower income populations.  [Medicaid income eligibility qualifications in a 0 to 30-50k range depending on dependents.]  This should have been the original approach all along; to cover the uninsured by giving them access to medicaid and the entire mess could have been avoided.  Alas, that wasn’t the intent of the takeover for all of the aforementioned reasons.

Under Trump’s long-term (3 step) approach – the non-government healthcare market, the majority of the population, will break free from almost all of the ObamaCare government regulations; and the insurance market will be empowered to provide an insurance product that fits the individual needs of the person purchasing the insurance.

♦Dual System Approaches – Much like Secretary Mnuchin is proposing leaving government (via Dodd-Frank) attached to the “too-big-to-fail” group of banks and cutting all else loose from the regulations, so too is Secretary Price proposing to leave government attached to the “at risk population” (Medicare and Medicaid), the group 99% of all political talking points are structured around, and cut everyone else loose from the regulations.

•Step #1 establishes the ability (decouples ObamaCare).   •Step #2 allows HHS to frame the parallel system (deregulation). •Step #3 establishes the broader parameters for the non-government health insurance market.

The House passed their Step 1 version. The current Senate bill is their side of Step 1.

Republican Senators just don’t believe the Trump Movement is real. Republican Senators listen to the lobbyists.

Democrat Senators just don’t believe in the Bernie Sanders Movement. Democrat Senators listen to the lobbyists.

Republican Senators and Democrat Senators are the UniParty.


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419 Responses to BREAKING: Trump Requests All 52 Republican Senators To White House Meeting at 4:00pm…

  1. Pam says:

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    • magatrump says:

      Look at Murkowski and Collins faces, they can’t stand our President and US.
      I loath them.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Just ate a lemon look by Murkowski and Collins?

        Liked by 5 people

        • redtreesquirrel says:

          Murkowski and Collins just ate a lemon but it was served under glass on a silver platter, first having been selected by the 5 Food Network Iron Chefs and then gently rubbed by the skillful hands of Ina Garten herself before getting placed on a doily made from shaved coconut harvested by hand from the island of Figi .

          Never underestimate a demanding snob.

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      • GW says:

        I recall when Murkowski STOLE that primary from the more conservative candidate years ago. I was so very disgusted. Total POS. Collins represents the “Northern Massachusetts” region of Maine.

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      • carrie2 says:

        maga, I agree with you. They are really democrats in republican dress. No matter what good is suggested for America, they always are negative. Frankly, their states need to impeach and remove them NOW! Trump said what he wanted, and Ryan and the establishment RINOS, democrats and DINOS need to wake up and realize we elected/hired them and we own them and not they us. We are tired of their becoming millionaires and responding to those who line their pockets which is why I say we need to remove all benefits/perks and that include those humongous salaries they gave themselves and all without our authorization and hence can be removed and we must drain the Congress swamp. They had better shape up and get with OUR program and not theirs. We are tired of their nasty selfishness and we must move to remove them. They seem to think we cannot, but we can and we must! We do not have the funds nor do we want more taxes nor do we want an even larger national debt. Frankly, I think we need to confiscate those huge monies they have taken and let them live just like we do, and that money to cover paying down the national debt. We do NOT want government involved n our lives but just what the Constitution says: Defend our nation, one general currency, and encourage international business. More we do not want any more. We are a Republic of and by the People and that means we are not a democracy (just a democratic capitalism) nor do we want to be a socialist nor communist country. We need to call the shots!


  2. Pam says:

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    • 6x47 says:

      The “non-partisan” CBO is reliable for one thing: being wrong about everything. And not just a little bit wrong mind you, but hella big wrong rotten bad wrong

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  3. Pam says:

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    • MaineCoon says:

      For Caplan it’s all about the freebies to those on “Medicaid and those struggling with drug addiction”.

      What about the 80-90% of your constituents not in those categories? What coverage are they going to have when you block HC bill?

      What lobbyist is he representing? Pharma?

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      • AARP I believe since I hear lot of AARP ads suggesting to residents of WV to call their senator to vote no.

        Liked by 4 people

        • Oldschool says:

          AARP is one of the biggest swamp dwellers preying on the elderly population. They should be boycotted.

          Liked by 11 people

        • carrie2 says:

          Which is why we left AARP years ago when we found out they supported the ACA. They need to keep their noses out any and every thing. Another reason why we did join AMAC. AARP is just another racket to get money from those who don’t stop and think about what that organization’s plan is all about. Reminds me of the PP in that respect.


      • carrie2 says:

        I see no reason to take care of those who willingly chose to use opioids. I didn’t and I never wanted to. They created their own problems and they often get help to overcome their choice and then revert right back. I see no reason to allow any invaders on our soil to have access to our money either. We are not here to give anyone freebies because this Republic was built for EACH OF US to take responsibility for ourselves, PERIOD!


      • G. Combs says:

        AARP is a Progressive/Commie** lobbying group who entices older folks (with glittering bennies) to join so they can say they, AARP, are the VOICE of nearly 38 million Americans.

        ** “AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization […] AARP is a champion for social change.


  4. MaineCoon says:

    Honestly, I don’t know how President Trump puts up with these nutjobs. I sure hope he doesn’t change his mind about running in 2020! I’m sure he won’t change his mind, but who could blame him.

    All 100 senators needs to be replaced. We just need to start over. Clean slate.

    Liked by 13 people

    • dekester says:

      M.C. Me too. You folks are lucky PDJT is not a quitter.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Patriot Lady says:

      Will never happen– never!
      We had a good chance to defeat Rob Portman here in Ohio last year. Tom Connors, attorney from Canton, a good conservative Independent, was among 4 other candidates running against Portman. Think of it — Portman had 4 opponents in his Senate race!
      No one — I mean NO ONE would help Tom’s campaign. Not Tea Party leaders– not State Liberty Group leaders– NOT ONE of these ‘so-called conservatives’ helped Tom– and I am talking about Tea Party and Ohio liberty group leaders at the State level — one in particular, that has a radio show and has organized State Tea party conventions.
      Hey — Wasn’t that the whole idea of the Tea Party??! to clean out all the DC RINOs?!! Remember the slogan and bumper stickers? “Clean the House and Senate in 2010!
      — in 2012– in 2014 — in 2016!!
      Of all the Tea Party groups here in Ohio, possibly only one was out there walking the pavement and knocking on doors for Tom. In my county, only 2 of us that I know of passed out flyers or put up signs. I started in August and passed out over 2000 flyers and put up almost 2 dozen yard signs. Virtually no one cared. No one helped.
      So if Tea Party Patriots or any Ohio Tea Party ever asks you for a donation, first ask them what are they using the funds for? And ask them what did they do to help defeat Rob Portman in 2016?
      As far as I’m concerned, not only has the Tea Party become irrelevant, it’s become a sham.
      And MaineCoon, you want to replace all 100 of the sewer rats??!! Please pardon my hysterical laughter.


  5. duchess01 says:

    The White House
    Office of the Press Secretary
    For Immediate ReleaseJune 27, 2017
    Remarks by President Trump at a Meeting with Republican Senators

    East Room

    4:08 P.M. EDT

    THE PRESIDENT: Well, I thought I’d ask you folks to come say hello, and we’ll discuss healthcare. We have really no choice but to solve this situation. Obamacare is a total disaster.

    It’s melting down as we speak. Rates are going up. In fact, it’s very interesting, Lisa, that you’re sitting next to me because, in Alaska, it was 206 percent — a 206 percent increase in Alaska. And I used to use Arizona as the standard; that was 116 percent. So it’s really meltdown, and we’re going to try and solve the problem.

    So I invited all of you, and I think we have either 52 out of 52, or 50 out of 52. And John, either one is pretty good, I think, as a percentage.

    So we’re going to talk and we’re going to see what we can do. We’re getting very close. But for the country, we have to have healthcare. And it can’t be Obamacare, which is melting down. The other side is saying all sorts of things before they even knew what the bill was. This will be great if we get it done. And if we don’t get it done, it’s just going to be something that we’re not going to like. And that’s okay, and I understand that very well.

    But I think we have a chance to do something very, very important for the public — very, very important for the people of our country that we love.

    So I’ll ask the press to leave. I greatly appreciate you folks being here. We love you very much. You’re very kind and very understanding. (Laughter.) But we will now ask you to leave. Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you.

    Q Mr. President, what do you think of the Senate bill?

    THE PRESIDENT: I think the Senate bill is going to be great. Thank you, everybody. Thank you. Such an understanding lot.

    4:10 P.M. EDT

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    • duchess01 says:

      That sounds great on paper, but you know as well as I do – they would never agree to this – a record of their vote on all legislation is there for all to see – unless the legislation affects them personally, people do not pay attention to how they vote – or on what they vote

      The difference with Healthcare is that it affects all of us – people who cannot afford to pay for their Healthcare get insurance – it became mandatory that everyone get insurance – when they could not afford insurance – they paid a penalty – even the penalty filled the government coffers and was expended on items other than Healthcare – who won – we didn’t – we ended up with nothing!

      I find it very troubling that the government left 150 million without Healthcare to insure 30 million uninsured! Think about that –

      My point is they don’t care one way or another – their Healthcare is paid in full by those who cannot afford it themselves! They can say one thing and vote for the opposite – we don’t matter!

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      LOVED that he called out Lisa…..( in a very nice way ) how does she square that with the people back home…. Lisa : yes… your HC costs have increased by 260 percent but hey lets leave that the way it is mkay ?

      Liked by 6 people

    • paulyho39 says:

      Great suggestions here! Wish this comment would get out to every Senator~


    • carrie2 says:

      And we need to let Congress members know we are taking away their benefits/perks whih include huge salaries and their special insurance, etc. They think we will let this continue but should be aware that karma is on its way because we are the government and they are our employees and we did not authorize all the goodies they have and then be ignored as well.

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  6. sundance says:

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  7. Pam says:

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  8. Donna in Oregon says:

    I trust President Trump. He has already established himself.

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  9. Troublemaker10 says:

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  10. 6x47 says:

    I would like to take this opportunity to point out that what we are observing playing out in the Senate, and at the White House, in conjunction with the house representatives…

    Is exactly how legislation gets done, according to the “school house rock” version of government.

    Not everything is a seamless conspiracy. There are interest groups, and legislators were aligned with his interest groups, but at the end of the day, there’s always a bargain to be made.

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  11. jefcool64 says:

    I wish the dems had a similar ‘CONservatives’ wing on their party. Obamacare would have never passed because it wasn’t socialist enough.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. missmarple2 says:

    Senator Murkowski in the hot seat!

    “It’s melting down as we speak. Rates are going up. In fact, it’s very interesting, Lisa, that you’re sitting next to me because, in Alaska, it was 206 percent — a 206 percent increase in Alaska. And I used to use Arizona as the standard; that was 116 percent. So it’s really meltdown, and we’re going to try and solve the problem.”

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  13. Pam says:

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  14. Pam says:

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  15. Pam says:

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    • KBR says:

      Work with Schumer? Does he mean kowtow to Schumer?

      The same Shumer who said the Dems would never work with Republicans? The same Schumer who said the Dems would work with President Trump if POTUS disowns the Republicans?

      Liked by 4 people

    • Schumer and the dems want a single payer system, they will be all over the news, screaming that the Republicans aren’t going to pass anything, We need to just get rid of everything, and pass single payer. The dems are always in charge, even when they are not, the media will happily go along with them. If Mcconnell thinks that Schumer wants to help them, he is even crazier than we think.

      Liked by 2 people

    • R-C says:

      McConnell himself is “The Weakest Link”.


  16. Pam says:

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  17. Pam says:

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  18. Regina says:

    dang – they drove all the senators over to the WH in a police bus –
    as long as they’re all on board, they should have kept driving…take them out to some retreat and leave them there until they get their act together.
    cell doors optional 😉

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  19. Pam says:

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    • Chuck Finley says:

      Funny… cause all we are getting is ‘no action’

      Liked by 4 people

    • Sen. McConnell looked as if he was ready to cry. The stress is starting to get to him.

      I love the suggesting that ALL Congresspeople have to go on Ocare.

      Sen. Paul said this morning that the current bill repeals two (2) sections of the twelve (12) section law known as Ocare. He’s calm, rational and deliberate. May be the only one responding to his constituents, rather than lobbyists.

      I still think a viable, preferable option may be to let Ocare expire and let Secy. Price and Ms. Verma do what they can to deregulate while the Ocare ship goes down. Meanwhile, loudly blaming Dems. (or the UniParty, if you prefer.)

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  20. magatrump says:

    a couple more weeks of waiting. more time down the tubes. what a bunch of losers these Gop senators are.

    Liked by 3 people

    • CheeseHead says:

      But first comes the all important July 4th recess followed by the month plus long August recess. And by then the long holiday recesses are just around the corner. They should be able to milk this genius do nothing strategy well into 2018.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Harry Reid, in 2009, sequestered all the senators over the holiday break, until they got the votes, at 1:30 in the morning on Christmas Eve, I believe. So Mcconnell should cancel all recess until they get a vote. The dems. are gleefully silent as they watch the Republicans vote their majority away.

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    • Weather Watcher says:

      What in the h#ll do they do all day? Other than coffee/lunch/nap. As an employee of a company I have to perform duties/show progress/ complete projects. Where is their Accountability? I’m mad as……well you know.

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Exactly!!!!!! That’s what I’ve been saying since January 20th 2017 to everyone at home. Those committees hearings are a joke, too. I wouldn’t be surprised the closed committee hearings are just nothing but a gathering to plot how to further take us down. . All are traitors to WeThePeople.

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  21. Pam says:

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    • magatrump says:

      rand paul is so funny. In the meantime regular people who can’t afford there healthcare and have no choice for there healthcare continue to wonder when they will get a better choice that Obamacare.

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  22. flawesttexas says:

    There are still mandates in Senate bill. If you have mandates (especially the Poll Tax…fining people without insurance) you still have ObamaCare

    At least the House version removed this mandate. The Senate bill is ObamaCare

    The mandates can be removed in reconciliation. The GOPe led Senate isn’t doing this.

    Dump McConnell, get someone else as Senate Majority Leader

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    • Sen. Paul said there would be no changes after the Senate passes a bill. It will go directly to the House which will immediately vote. He didn’t sound as if he was guessing or supposing, he was saying that’s how it will be. So, no, the bill won’t be “improved,” whatever the heck that means, after, or if, the Senate approves one.


  23. rashamon says:

    Re Healthcare: just write one sentence.

    All coverage for Federal employees is void.

    Find you’re own “Big Daddy”! We the People are outta there.

    Liked by 5 people

  24. Anchored says:

    Right. If the Senate bill passes as is then Obamacare becomes enshrined as law, only it will then be considered to be Trumpcare. You can’t replace Obamacare by trying to fix it.

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  25. velvetfoot says:

    Relax. The House passed a bill, and so ill the Senate.

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  26. At some point, President Trump will propose the obvious, to get past the BS CBO Estimate Poison Pills and to take Congress Critters “off the hook”:

    A HealthCare Reform Bill with (1) Performance Hurdles (Minimum Outcomes at Drop-Dead Dates) and (2) Triggered Specific Changes that IMMEDIATELY take effect for each UNMET HURDLE.

    No brainer.


  27. Cee says:

    Posted on June 27, 2017 by sundance
    “Like the financial system, there are too many complex special interests enmeshed within the construct of ObamaCare to generate any reasonable consensus on a one-size-fits-all rebuild. Right now there are legions of paid actors, paid interests, all trying to secure their own individual stake within the aggregate healthcare market.”

    This is the best synopsis that I have read. BRAVO and thank you SUNDANCE.

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  28. gracepmc says:

    I don’t recall candidate Trump discussing a 3 part plan for Obamacare. I do recall Republicans saying Obamacare would be repealed on Day One, or some such.

    I support this President. And was almost convinced that a phased approach would work. But after seeing what the Republicans recently put out I can’t support that. Mike Lee suggested that perhaps there should be an option that people could choose whatever they wanted.

    The time is past. Obamacare is unfixable. The President seems to believe the GOP through a phased approach will replace Obamacare in good faith. They will not. The only solution is to repeal it.

    And please it is not health care. It is insurance. No one is denied health care in the United States.

    Liked by 2 people

    • JAS says:

      Need 60 votes to repeal. The Repeal word is the biggest confusing issue here. Dismantle would be a better term.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Albertus Magnus says:

      You are not being honest. You NEVER heard candidate Trump saying he would repeal Obamacare. He, in fact, said that he would OPPOSE such a bill.

      He ALWAYS said that he would work to REPEAL AND REPLACE Obamacare.

      You are correct that he did not say that his plan would be THREE STEPS. However, HE ALWAYS said he would protect those covered and would NOT support repeal only.

      Why do you dishonest Paulbots and Cruzbots come here and try to convince people that PDJT is NOT keeping his promises? Your guys LOST.

      Don’t like the Senate bill, House bill or Paul’s or Teddie’s fairydust bills? Fine. But don’t lie on PDJT. Nobody here wants to hear or read your dishonest spinning.

      Liked by 1 person

    • mike lee is a never trump globalist puppet. It’s as if he said “perhaps there should be an option so people can choose whatever they wanted.” to rub big government’s filthy actions in our faces.

      I’m sure I am not alone here, but we don’t talk in these terms here or anywhere anymore. I am sick and tired of the endless discussions, and yes the acceptance of, lesser forms of totalitarian control over our lives by these so called “representatives” especially when it comes to our personal health needs and finances.

      It’s like there isn’t a constitution at all, nor ANY freedom, liberty and pursuit of happiness (property) and we do absolutely nothing but “discuss”, argue with each other and accept the total disregard for our Natural Rights.

      We are all created equal, but with our “modern” government being controlled by evil globalist psychopaths hell bent on destruction for their pleasure and control there is little one can do anymore to remain equal or actually advance their station in life.

      A big fat WTF??? from me, to me and every other patriotic American out there. Why? Because we truly are afraid of our own government, those pathetic creatures we see on tell lie vision and in pictures all the time with their crooked grins, evil eyes or distorted fake looks of “concern”.

      End rant.

      Liked by 4 people

      • seabrznsun says:

        Most aren’t afraid. We can only vote what we can vote. The rest is what the liberals keep doing or some who find they personally benefit from a dishonest republican they vote in office. That’s beyond our control.
        Just keep exposing the witches and beastards over and over until enough people open their eyes or become fearful they will be exposed for the thieves they are at heart for all to see.

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  29. JAS says:

    The usual naysayers – Cruz, Paul and Lee. Then others that want the money that is being saved by the Bill to be spent in their state’s Medicaid programs – gridlock. Is this the gist of it?

    The ones that keep saying We WANT Repeal, knowing FULL WELL that repeal takes 60 votes just want to go back and seat on the couch and do nothing – cowards.

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  30. waicool says:

    the Senate doesn’t know what to do other than obey their uni-lobby masters, the whole bunch are drowning in the uni-lobby swamp. I contacted my Senator, Roy Blunt (R-MO) today letting him know I expect his leadership where currently I see nothing but passive resistance to Trump’s mandate. I guess we gotta whip the whippers. MAGA!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      We need to demand all the Senators return their salary paid to them since January 20th. These Senators are connivers, wasting taxpayers’ money.

      Liked by 2 people

    • And I’m guessing you got a form letter that didn’t have anything to do with what you said, been there done that, over and over and over. I can’t stand Blunt and the commercials they ran against him during the election were correct, Blunt, his wife and kids are all working for lobbyists.


  31. For the next 3 months, the Congress and Media Carnival will continue yammering.

    The only things that will change are time and faces in front of cameras.

    In late September, Congress will pass the MONSTER BUDGET that rolls in EVERYTHING.

    At that point, failure forfeits both Pay-to-Play and Primary Survival: The HAMMER and ANVIL.


  32. LandoftheFreeHomeofth says:


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    • LandoftheFreeHomeofth says:

      My tech device went off on me and posted my comment before I could finish the WHY of this sentiment… but then I realized that (sadly) no explanation is required.

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  33. Searkreb says:

    Scumbag McCain sure has been quiet lately. Did he have anything to add today ?

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  34. MOA says:

    I know yo’all don’t get it.
    Basic partial universal taxpayer reimbursement for non elective medicine is coming. Each procedure will have a listed cost. if a doc wants to charge more he can. It won’t stop you insuring for the gap or private hospitals who charge more.
    To imagine that tens of millions of citizens can be told to go and eat cake in the 21st century is unsustainable and immoral.
    We will end up with a European or Canadian type health system, where heart transplants are allocated by need not ability to pay. Will there be financial rationing of $100,000 a year drugs, yep, get used to it. To have a health system that suits the top 20% of income earners is not sustainable. Sorry.


    • What you have described, MOA, is what the poor and middle class folks will get. The rich will still be able to get their own, excellent, abundant health care. If not in the US, then in another country nearby – Costa Rica! Many well-trained Americans medical people are there already. My daughter popped in for some delicate hand surgery, paid cash on her way out the door, was given all her records with no fuss and was back home in a day. She can’t stop raving over the experience!


    • R-C says:

      You seem to have it all figured out.


      • MOA says:

        It’s inevitable, that’s essentially the way it’s done in the rest of the 1st world.

        Singapore has a very interesting and successful variation on it.
        Americans are simple souls, they don’t understand that insurance only works if the non claimers subsidise the claimers.


  35. 6x47 says:

    In other articles Sundance outlines how the Trump administration is using a two track approach to dismantling excessive regulations: keeping part of the old system in place for the biggest firms while freeing vast swaths of industry.

    For example, keeping all the two big to fail banks under the current regulatory scheme well freeing the smaller banks from the requirements.

    Instead of repealing and replacing Obamacare, all they need to do is got it and then permit the free market to provide solutions to all except for the very poor and the people in the Safetynet. Competition is what it is, and nobody is going to want to be on government healthcare. It doesn’t matter if it’s called Obamacare or Trump care or Ryan care or Medicaid.

    You don’t have to tear down the barn, you just need to open up the door so all the horses can get out


  36. Howie says:

    It is now RINOCARE. they own it lock stock and barrel.


  37. zucccchini says:

    CBO needs to score OBAMACARE right now. Lets see how that works out!

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  38. scott467 says:

    “There is a reason why Harry Reid ‘sequestered’ the entire Senate for two weeks before Christmas 2009, never let them leave for holiday recess and forced a vote on Christmas Eve at 1:38 in the morning. If they don’t get it done now, it’s dead.”


    Which, coincidentally, is exactly what the Deep State UniParty Globalist anti-American Never-Trump Traitors WANT.

    They want it DEAD.

    They have been paid MILLIONS of dollars to KILL IT, and keep Obamacare.

    That must be the root takeaway of 20% of all the articles published on CTH!



  39. scott467 says:

    The only way you (we) are ever going to stop what is called here “the Big Club” is if “the Big Club” is EXPOSED in the light of day.

    If even just 25% of the voting public understood the basics that are revealed here on CTH, “the Big Club” would be toast. They can’t operate in sunlight, and if 25% (or more) of the voters were looking RIGHT AT THEM, there is no dark corner where they could go to hide.

    And none of their Marionettes (our treasonous Congress cockroaches) would be able to hide either.

    But instead, the focus is always on the Kabuki theater show, never on the Puppet Masters.



  40. Summer says:

    I despise every single one of these corrupt sellouts. I don’t believe that their agenda has anything to do with mine. In fact, they are my enemies. From Rand Paul the grandstanding midget to McCain the despicable traitor to every pearl-bedecked shriveled mummy to every Mormon NeverTrumper.

    They can be bought, though. It is all about the right price.


  41. Abster says:

    Why can’t the President and a few supporters of this bill appear on national tv and walk the American public through what he is attempting to do or undo.


  42. xyzlatin says:

    Didn’t Rand Paul run for pre-selection and didn’t he get beaten by Trump? Now he wants to force HIS agenda on to Pres Trump, not having done the hard yards to get elected as President himself. This fellow wants a good kick in the rear.


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