Houses Passes Something

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MAY 8, 2017

         PRESIDENT TRUMP LEAD A CELEBRATION AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH A NUMBER OF REPUBLICAN HOUSE MEMBERS WHO MANAGED TO PASS A BILL THAT WOULD REFORM, BUT NOT FULLY REPEAL, OBAMACARE. THE CELEBRATION MAY WELL BE PREMATURE, BECAUSE THE SENATE, WITH A MUCH SMALLER GOP MAJORITY, MUST DEBATE AND VOTE ON IT. EVEN IF SOMETHING PASSES IN THE SENATE IT WILL LIKELY GO TO A HOUSE-SENATE CONFERENCE WHERE ANYTHING COULD EMERGE.

         DEMOCRATS REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OBAMACARE IS FAILING. IN IOWA, ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF COUNTIES OUT OF 99 STILL HAVE INSURANCE COMPANIES AVAILABLE ON THE EXCHANGES. THE REST HAVE PULLED-OUT. THAT’S ONE OF MANY EXAMPLES. DEMOCRATS TAUNTED REPUBLICANS AFTER THE HOUSE VOTE, BELIEVING THEY CAN USE IT TO WIN BACK CONGRESSIONAL MAJORITIES. BUT HOW DO YOU RUN ON SOMETHING YOU VOTED FOR AND THAT FAILED? EVERY CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRAT VOTED FOR OBAMACARE.RECALL NANCY PELOSI’S LINE THAT THEY HAD TO PASS IT BEFORE THEY FOUND OUT WHAT WAS IN IT.

         THAT’S WASHINGTON. I’M CAL THOMAS