Let them eat cake said President Trump, after Senate Republicans’ epic failure with regard to repealing/replacing Obamacare. Donald Trump went on saying on Tuesday that Republicans should let the so-called Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare to fail due to its own idiosyncrasies, since they were unable/unwilling to repeal it and concoct a better piece of legislation.
The POTUS expressed his disappointment about the GOP’s failure as he told the press in the Roosevelt Room that, let me quote:
“I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll let ObamaCare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let ObamaCare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us. I’m sitting in the Oval Office right next door, pen in hand, waiting to sign something,”
Besides failing to pursue with their long-promised healthcare reform, the GOP dominated Congress also did nothing about President Trump’s tax reform agenda, at least so far. As the POTUS has made repealing/replacing Obamacare upon him entering the White House a pivotal point of his 2016 campaign, the standstill in the Senate can be viewed as a significant drawback for the Trump agenda. However, President Trump said he does not blame Mitch McConell, the Senate Majority leader for the lack of votes required to bring legislation replacing/repealing Obamacare to the Senate’s floor, as he said he was very surprised by the 2 (additional) Republican conservatives who came forward yesterday saying they will not vote for Obamacare Lite. Trump was very optimistic about the midterm elections:
“We’re going to have to go out and get more Republicans elected in ’18. I’ll be working very hard for that to happen. It would be nice to get Democrat support but really they are obstructionists. They have no ideas.”
A number of Republicans are now accusing the POTUS for the Congress failure to repeal Obamacare and pass new legislation, as he did little to “sell” it and also sent confusing messages about his desired outcome.
Just as a quick reminder, the ACA/Obamacare wasn’t designed to help the sick and poor. It was put into place to create dependency and set the stage/pave the way for a socialist single-payer healthcare system, just like in Canada/the UK et al. Basically, Obamacare was intended at destroying the US healthcare system and to prove that “capitalism”/free markets doesn’t work.
No one destroys a system that works for 300 million to support 20 million. If they wanted to help the sick and poor they would have designed a law for that segment. It was a fraud from day one.