Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky slammed members of his own party on the Senate floor for voting on legislation that would add $10 trillion (yes TRILLION) dollars to the national deficit, all in the quest to repeal the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare as it has been called.
"I won’t vote for a terrible budget just to repeal Obamacare," Paul said on the Senate floor. It is a "budget that never balances."
Senator Rand continued:
"Republicans won the White House. Republicans control the Senate. Republicans control the House. And what will the first order of business be for the new Republican majority? To pass a budget that never balances. To pass a budget that will add $9.7 trillion of new debt over 10 years. Is that really what we campaigned on? Is that really what the Republican Party represents? Our first order of business will be a budget that never balances … and they tell us, “Oh, but it’s not a budget.” If you listen, they will say, “No, no, it is a vehicle to repeal Obamacare.” And yet I have the title in front of me. It says a concurrent resolution for the budget of 2017."
The sad part in all of this is that Trump supporters for years have been complaining about "Obamacare" while steadily utilizing it. They only seemed to accept it when Republicans started calling it "The Affordable Care Act." Do they not know this is the same program?
Now that Republicans have decided to move forward with the repeal, the very same people who have benefited from the ACA, will now lose their health insurance and have taken to Twitter to let Donald Trump know how they feel about it! Check out some of the tweets posted on the website areyousorryyet.com This website was created by one of my Twitter followers and is right on point with the hashtag #Trumpgrets.
So let's recap this: Trump supporters voted for him because they wanted "change." They wanted to keep their jobs. They wanted to repeal "Obamacare" but keep the "Affordable Care Act." Now these same people who voted for "change" will get it in the worst way. They, like the people they thought they were hurting, will lose their health insurance. Not only will they lose their insurance, but they will also pay for it in taxes due to a ridiculously inflated $10 Trillion addition to the deficit. (Did I remind you how the GOP complained about Obama's spending over the last 8 years?)
The only thing I can say for Trump supporters is "be careful what you wish (vote) for." Trump and his administration having no plans on helping the poor and middle class and is actually in the process of hurting them is enough reason to have "Trumpgrets." However, the fact that the one GOP Senator who was courageous enough to put COUNTRY before PARTY is being blasted because he refuses to repeal a thing that over 15 million Americans have benefited from and balloon our deficit simply so they can pound their chests and say "we repealed a piece of the Black President's success" is disturbing at the least.
Thank you Senator Rand Paul for recognizing that "party loyalty" can not "Trump" the best interests of the American people and our economy. If only the rest of our "playing God" Congress could do the same.
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