Monday, June 12, 2017

Trumpcare only has about 17% support among the American people. They are still working to pass it though.

Courtesy of The Independent:  

Less than a fifth of Americans support Donald Trump’s new healthcare plan, a new poll suggests. 

According to a Quinnipiac University poll, 17 per cent of US voters approve the Republican Healthcare plan.

Sixty-two per cent of people polled disapprove, and 21 per cent said they don’t know.

That however has not stopped the Republicans from trying to force this tax break for the wealthy masquerading as a health bill through however.

Courtesy of Politico: 

As Obamacare repeal talks enter crunch time with a vote as soon as this month, the Senate bill continues to tilt toward more moderate members of the GOP on keeping some of Obamacare’s regulatory structure and providing a more generous wind-down of the law’s Medicaid expansion. The movement has made Republicans increasingly pessimistic that two critical conservative senators, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky, will be able to vote for the GOP’s ultimate agreement on health care, according to senators and aides. 

“I think [Lee is a no]. And Rand will be a no," said a Republican senator granted anonymity to discuss sensitive internal conference matters. 

Losing those two senators would be a major blow that would allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell no further defections in his 52-senator majority and make Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska the key swing votes, further imperiling conservatives’ negotiating position in a Senate in which McConnell needs 50 votes at a minimum.

I can't speak for Susan Collins, but I know that Lisa Murkowski has been shaken by the number of calls and emails that she has received speaking out against this bill. 

I would be very surprised if she voted in favor of the bill because she is constantly testing to see which way the wind is blowing and it is clearly blowing against this bullshit bill.

However let's not forget that even if the Republicans fail to push this through they are still working to undermine the Affordable Care Act at every opportunity.

Seriously our only real hope is to clean house and put a Democratic majority in the House and the Senate.


  1. Kristin2:08 AM

    I wouldn't trust Mike Lee for a half second, if for no reason other than the fact that he's besties with none other than that reptile Ted Cruz.

  2. Anonymous3:25 AM

    "Seriously our only real hope is to clean house and put a Democratic majority in the House and the Senate."

    If that's the case, Gryphen, then we are well and truly fucked.

    1. Anonymous6:10 AM

      Yeah, we could end up with healthcare, better environmental rules, expanded civil rights for LBGTQ individuals....all those horrid things that happened under a Democratic president.

  3. Anonymous7:04 AM

    My hope and prayer is that this anti-health care bill brings them all down.

  4. And so far, doing that in 2018 is NOT looking good.

  5. Anonymous1:47 PM

    The 17% approval rating of Drumpfcare is based on the morans that like anything with the name Drumpf in it.

    Just like Drumpf-brand Porous Condoms, Drumpf-brand Chewable Thumb Tacks, and Drumpf-brand disposable Asbestos Diapers With Mercury are prized by 17% of the population.

    It's all the same 17%. Once those 17% die off - and they seem determined to do so - life in these United States will get better.


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