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March 23, 2017

RyanTrumpCare on Life Support?

Couple of questions/thoughts:

1. Isn't it better to just do a full and clean repeal before attempting any fix? Consider: With no federal health care law existing -- and apparently that is too horrible a notion for even many Republicans to contemplate now -- that ups the pressure on Democrats to get on board with a replacement to be passed later.

If they filibuster and block that later replacement, they cannot execute their plan -- blame all of health care problems on Republicans, as they always have -- as cleanly as they'd like.

Doesn't a full repeal put the GOP in a much better bargaining position for any later health care moves?

2. Doesn't starting from zero get you to where you want to be faster? Some houses cannot be repaired. They have to be razed to the foundation. Then, the foundation needs to be jackhammered into nothingness. Then the dirt that surrounded the foundation has to be dug out, set inside a large weighted steel globe filled with air, dropped to the bottom of the ocean, and then set on fire at the bottom of the ocean.

Then you build a proper house. You do not attempt to patch up and add additions on to a crumbling, rickety house loaded with termites, asbestos, and mold-borne AIDS.

3. There is also that tiny concern about honoring promises you've made for eight long years too, if that even matters at all, and I'm quite sure it does not.

Vote Tomorrow at 9am? That's what some commenters are saying. Could just be yet another Strong Horse Bluff (we're definitely having this vote so you better vote for it!).

Could also be that my commenters are Big Huge Liars.

Here's McCarthy saying he just needs a few more votes and then he thinks they'll be ready for a vote.

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posted by Ace at 03:32 PM

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