Thursday, March 23, 2017

NO! to Trump healthcare

Trump healthcare
Far worse than
Predecessor’s plan

IF CONGRESS PASSES what President Trump will call “his” healthcare plan, America will not be “great again.”

Assuming that even a small part of what the media tells us about the “Trump plan” is accurate, we will have been hoodwinked, misled, and flim-flamed by Trump & Company.

That’s hard for me to write. I voted for Trump. I disliked Obamacare — as much because of the way President Sneaky got the act passed as much as for the many ways the act failed Americans.

The only good thing to be said for the Trump plan is that the disaster before our eyes; unlike the Obama plan development.

President Sneaky robbed Medicare and Social Security, but according to the media — admittedly leftist with an anti-Trump agenda — Trump’s plan will not only continue to rob the sacrosanct Medicare and Social Security funds but will penalize the people who are old enough to benefit from them.

Truth in blogging: I paid into, and now am benefitting from both plans.

To be honest, this scrivener is sorely disappointed in the new president, so much so that I’m not confident the country can withstand four years of his bluster, kneejerk tweets, and abuse of the “bully pulpit.”

We thought Trump would put Washington on a businesslike footing. Instead, he appears to be using the office to make Trump great again — the nation suffers while Trump tweets. (Is there a similarity between Trump’s tweets and Nero’s fiddling?)

It looked good in the beginning. He got (bullied if you are anti-Trump) several major corporations to bring back jobs they previously sent across the border and he convinced Boeing that a new Air Force One was simply too expensive.

With that he “shot his wad.” (No that is not a vulgar expression; go look it up.)

While Obungler often wasted taxpayer money on his vacations and vacations for his wife and daughters, spendthrift Trump uses AF1 to commute every week from D.C. — admittedly a nice place to be from — to Palm Beach where the weather almost always is better. He said he was not taking a salary as president, but he is racking up expenses faster than his predecessor. Better to pay him the presidential salary and restrict his plane use. (According to Wikipedia,

    Since 2001, the president has earned a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment. The most recent raise in salary was approved by Congress and President Bill Clinton in 1999 and went into effect in 2001.
I am not sure “earned” is the correct term, but that’s what Wikipedia shows. Come on, Mr. President, use an executive jet; you don’t need to being the entire cabinet with you on every weekend jaunt.)

It seems that so far, Trump has reneged, or watered down, on most of his campaign promises. He is starting to make Obama look good. (This is not to suggest that Mrs. Clinton would be better than Trump.)

He came into office promising to replace Obamacare with a better plan. The plan before the House is a disaster for the American people. We need some degree of national health care and most certainly Obamacare left a great deal to be desired, but the “Trump plan” is worse than Obamacare.

Why the rush to replace Obamacare? It was a campaign promise, but there was — to the best of my knowledge — no time frame. Take a year and get it right; taking less than 100 days to get it wrong is not going to bring honor to the Trump name or the GOP-dominated congress.

Stop with the bullying tweets, start keeping the campaign promises, and develop a replacement plan for Obamacare that improves upon the plan.

Unless things drastically change, my first vote for Trump will be my last vote for Trump.

America survived eight   l-o-n-g  years of Obama; unless things change and change soon, I wonder if American can survive even four years of Donald Trump. Do I hear mutterings of impeachment?


PLAGIARISM is the act of appropriating the literary composition of another, or parts or passages of his writings, or the ideas or language of the same, and passing them off as the product of one’s own mind.

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