I had a very busy day yesterday being out of the house from 1130 hours until 2000 hours. I was pooped and as a result, slept in this morning. Now I can't sleep, but I tried! Argh!!!
Washington Post — Republican leaders abruptly pulled their overhaul of the nation’s health-care system from the House floor on Friday, a dramatic defeat for President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan that leaves a major campaign promise unfulfilled and casts doubt on the Republican Party’s ability to govern.
The decision leaves President Barack Obama’s chief domestic achievement in place and raises questions about the GOP’s ability to advance other high-stakes priorities, including tax reform and infrastructure spending. Ryan (R-Wis.) remains without a signature accomplishment as speaker, and the defeat undermines Trump’s image as a skilled dealmaker willing to strike compromises to push his agenda forward.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump deflected any responsibility for the setback and instead blamed Democrats. “We couldn’t get one Democratic vote,” he said. …
But the White House and House leaders both saw the key bloc as the House Freedom Caucus, a group of roughly three dozen hard-line conservatives who made numerous demands of the bill since January — including a flat repeal of the ACA, a major reworking of the GOP bill’s tax incentives and new Medicaid restrictions.
Click through to read about the spin being put on the health care debacle by Republicans. Lyin' Ryan did a little bit of a Republican mea culpa but it rings very hollow. When he says he wants the best for the people, don't believe it.
YouTube — PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FULL STATEMENT AFTER GOP HEALTHCARE BILL IS PULLED 3 24 17
NY Times — Mr. Trump blamed the failure of the G.O.P.’s health care bill on the Democrats.
This is misleading. Democrats have been united in their opposition since the beginning of the fight to repeal and replace the health law. But Republicans did not need Democratic support to pass their legislation.
Republicans needed 215 votes in the House to pass the bill. They have 237 out of the 435 seats, meaning they could afford only 22 party defections. Before the bill was pulled, 33 Republicans were opposed.
The White House did not immediately respond when asked if Mr. Trump ever tried courting Democratic members in the House.
Always fact check Drumpf! But then, we already know that!
YouTube — The Truth Of Trump’s “I Alone Can Fix It” Canard | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ
It seems that Drumpf was unable to fix the health care bill. So much for his promise for better and cheaper health care for all.
The New Yorker — An able-bodied senior citizen who refuses to do anything but watch television receives three free government meals every day, according to reports.
The senior, who has three piping-hot meals wheeled up to him each day, reportedly has no intention of working and prefers to fill his hours watching cable news.
Even more outrageous, the recipient of the meals spends most weekends in Florida, where the flow of free government food continues without interruption.
Harland Dorrinson, the executive director of the Center for Benefit Reduction, a think tank that focuses on reducing federal benefits, called the individual’s consumption of free government meals “the worst abuse of the system I’ve ever seen.”
Why is it that this buffoon gets "Meals on Wheels" when other seniors won't because the Republicans are cutting Meals on Wheels from their proposed budget?
My Universe — This video is longer than most, but I found it funny. Fortunately, I don't have this problem with my cats!