March 19, 2017
"The repeal of Obamacare sets the table for tax reform. The schedule is roughly Obamacare gone by the end of July, and tax reform in place by October 1st."Grover Norquist: Here's what happened this week that guaranteed Trump's re-election and Republican gains in 2018 and 2020 Trump and Paul Ryan's plan to repeal Obamacare and begin to reform our healthcare system. It had many numbers. Only two mattered: taxes and spending.
CBO announced that the repeal bill reduces taxes by almost $900 billion and reduces federal spending by $1.2 trillion over the next decade. This reduces deficit spending by $300 billion over the next 10 years. Thus the CBO, as official umpire, announced that the GOP Obamacare repeal plan may be enacted through "reconciliation," the process that requires a simple majority in the House and only 51 votes in the Senate. No filibuster allowed.
Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 19, 2017 9:55 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
"...reduces federal spending by $1.2 trillion over the next decade..."
Not even close....to where it should be.
Keep in mind this rotten assed gov't is blowing thru $4tril a year. A YEAR! Not 10 years. A single EFFIN YEAR!
And they "plan" to cut that a paltry $1.2 tril over TEN years?!?!?!
Why am I not impressed?
Tell ya what.
Cut $4 til in ONE year, and continue that new budget in perpetuity and maybe I won't yawn.
When you're spending FREE money there is ZERO impetus to cut any of it. I mean, why?, it's FREE!!!!
Posted by: ghostsniper at March 19, 2017 6:21 PM
Get the Gummin the hell out of the Health insurance bidness. Let it be If you want health insurance, you but it, if you don't don't buy it.
You be surprised how cheap it is to deal with the Doctor on a cash basis.
The Gummint doesn't like that because they can't collect taxes, otherwise they don't care if you live or die.
Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at March 20, 2017 8:34 AM