During the primary and presidential campaign season, I was told by many Trump-haters that Donald Trump was never going to be able to get anything done, even if he was elected President. Many of these Trump-haters were people who called themselves conservatives.
I reminded the Trump-haters that President Trump was certainly going to have a majority in both chambers of Congress. The Senate was a bit less certain than the House, but I felt both would remain in Republican hands, and they did.
They argued that Donald Trump couldn’t get along with people and that even Republicans would revolt against him. I called that nonsense. He is a master negotiator who has made billions “getting along with people.”
So, where are you Trump-haters now? After less than a month and a half historic things are happening, and except for a few corrupt and/or insane Rinos, President Trump is getting things done at a record pace.
As reported by The Washington Times, House Republicans on Thursday said leaders want to smooth over party divisions and pass their Obamacare repeal plan within three weeks, as the GOP scrambles to keep its health care promises before the Easter break.
GOP leaders are trying to repeal and replace as much of the Affordable Care Act as they can under a fast-track budget process that allows them to avoid a Democratic filibuster in the Senate.
Rank-and-file members said relevant committees are striving to mark up their bills next week, so the plan can advance through House budget and rules panels before hitting the floor.
“We’re still planning on moving this as quick as we can,” Rep. Chris Collins, a New York Republican who sits on the pivotal Energy and Commerce Committee. “It’s going to take three weeks. A week here, a week in Budget and a week in Rules — we want to get it going.”
From there, the Senate would scrub the bill to make sure it meets arcane budget rules, while reaching for consensus on a package that President Trump can sign.
Conservative factions have balked at the emerging plan, though Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Thursday said members had the chance to object during last year’s campaign.
“We told America, ‘Here is our vision of how we replace Obamacare, after we repeal Obamacare,’ ” Mr. Ryan said. “That’s the bill we’re working on right now. That’s the bill we’re working on with the Trump administration.”
“I am perfectly confident that when it’s all said and done, we’re going to unify, because we all, every Republican, ran on ‘repeal and replacing,’ and we’re going to keep our promises,” Mr. Ryan said.
The House GOP proposal would gradually unwind the Affordable Care Act’s vast expansion of Medicaid in 31 states and cap federal spending on the insurance entitlement for the poor, while replacing its income-based subsidies with refundable, age-based tax credits.
Mr. Ryan said the House, Senate and administration are “in sync” on the path forward, after President Trump used his first major address to endorse a plan that uses “tax credits” to help people afford plans they want.