Saturday, March 25, 2017
WKRLEM: The Don talks to the people discouraged about his agenda
The opposition press and the Democrats are reveling in the withdrawal of the Obamacare repeal by the Republicans in the House. The bill devised by the brainiac Paul Ryan could not get enough Republican support even though they control the House, Senate and the Presidency. They have been caterwauling about Obamacare since it was passed and have claimed they would repeal and replace it. It seems they did not have a viable plan in place so they look stupid. President Trump looks stupid as well. For trusting Paul Ryan.
President Trump has been consistent from the beginning. He wanted to repeal Obamacare on Day One. He wanted to replace it. He outlined what they should do.
He wanted competition within the states. So you can buy from another state. Use the free market to lower costs. Not in Ryan's plan.
He wanted to cover adult children on their parents plans longer the way it is now on Obamacare. Not in Ryan's plan.
He didn't want to just throw people on the street. He wanted to find a way for them to be covered even if they have a pre-existing condition. I don't think this is the plan.
The "true conservatives" want a total free market plan. Where the jungle of the marketplace determines if you are covered. The "true liberals" wants the government to cover everything for free.
I think what the American People want is somewhere in between.
We want competition to drive down the price. But we want a pathway for coverage. Even if you have pre-existing conditions. Even if you are old or poor or sick. We don't necessarily want hand outs. But we might want a hand up.
I am a conservative. But I am also a realist. I don't want to see Conservative Cant destroy a compromise that can insure most of America with free market principles underlying the plan but not leaving people to the mercy of the wolves. Look it will be very hard to thread that needle. President Trump will have to provide a lot of leadership. He should work with Rand Paul and Tom Price and come up with his own plan that embodies his principles. Then go out and sell it. Put pressure on the Congress to sign on. That is the only way to fix this.
Like the Don says. BE A MAN! Don't complain or make excuses. Now is the time to put up or shut up. Money talks and bullshit walks. President Trump is a deal maker. He has to make a deal. Be a man and swallow shit you don't like to get it done. That's how it works.
I hope the faith I placed in him will be justified.