It can be argued that the biggest blemish on President Trump’s record so far has been his inability to pass any kind of legislation on health care. Vice President Mike Pence recently weighed into the fray with one shocking suggestion.
While talking to Tucker Carlson, Vice President Pence mused the idea of taking away Congress’ exemption from Obamacare. Vice President Pence claimed that President Trump has the right to “rescind” Congress’ special privileges when it comes to health care, via YouTube.
Vice President Pence rightly pointed out the deceitful nature of Congress for grandstanding about Obamacare while they themselves are exempt from it.
It is shameful that in a republican nation our lawmakers are given the right to pass legislation that does not impact them whatsoever. In today’s America, there is one law for the people, and one law for Congress.
Vice President Pence struck a chord with all Americans this past Wednesday when he told Carlson: “That’s pretty typical of Washington, isn’t it? You, more often than not, see one set of rules for the American people and another set of rules for the political class here in our nation’s capital,” via USA Politics Today.
While Mr. Pence was extolling the virtues of President Trump’s populist message, the mainstream media was busy lionizing Arizona Senator John McCain for tanking the repeal only version of health care reform.
McCain and other turncoat Republicans voted against the direct repeal of Obamacare this week. For his part, McCain crossed the aisle and demanded greater transparency when it comes to passing legislation.
McCain ended his show by mounting his high horse and claiming that Obamacare should not be repealed by Republican-only votes, via New York Times.
Of course, Obamacare was passed with Democrat-only votes, thus reminding every Republican who stands on “principle” that he or she is tacitly supporting a party that does not play by the same rules. If Republicans want to keep losing, then they should follow McCain’s path.
All told, the existence of Obamacare is a direct thumb to the eye of the American people. Not only is the former president’s health care bill failing fast, but Republican lawmakers have proven to be great liars, for many were voted into power in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 on the idea that they would repeal Obamacare.
Vice President Pence is right. Let’s make it so Congress has skin in the game when it comes to healthcare. If we do not, they’ll keep playing with our lives.
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