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BOOM! Trump Going to REMOVE Congress’ Special Obamacare Benefits

Insurance Companies Who Are Fighting Against Repeal Also in the Crosshairs

President Trump today wasted no time attacking Congress, especially the Senate, for their intransigence on Obamacare’s repeal.

He took to Twitter and told Congress that they must pass a repeal bill, he’s going to unilaterally end bailouts for the insurance companies and bailouts for members of Congress.

When Trump says he wants to end the bailouts for the insurance companies, he’s likely talking about two things, the special risk corridors and the planned coming straight bailout of the insurance companies that Mitch McConnell has been quietly talking about for months now (if Obamacare did not succeed in getting repealed).

The risk corridors have been largely neutered, thanks to little Marco Rubio, who inserted a poison pill into the budget reconciliation bill in 2014. It stripped the funding for the program to the bare minimums.

Trump could theoretically veto any legislation that Congress sends him, but they might have the required votes to override his veto. But in this case, this makes Congress look very, very bad to the entire public.

Trump has the bully pulpit now firmly in his grasp and is intending to fire on all cylinders against a corrupt Congress who’s about to head into the 2018 elections. Does anyone think that Congressional Republicans and Democrats want to go into the 2018 elections facing voters angry about them overriding the Presidential veto to bailout insurance company megacorporations who are also stopping them from getting Obamacare repealed?

I don’t think so.

Secondly, now Trump is also attacking the special exemptions and fraudulent use under Obamacare that Congress obtained from the ramthrough of the legislation. The very same exemptions that Rand Paul, who is just as corrupt as McConnell on many issues, fought to keep a secret as to whom inserted the language.

In fact, Mitch McConnell worked to shield Rand Paul from the blowback of Paul’s opposition to exposing this fraud and abuse against Senator David Vitter, who wanted to hold a public vote:

The application said Congress employed just 45 people. Names were faked; one employee was listed as “First Last,” another simply as “Congress.” To Small Business Committee chairman David Vitter, who has fought for years against the Obamacare exemption, it was clear that someone in Congress had falsified the document in order to make lawmakers and their staff eligible for taxpayer subsidies provided under the exchange for small-business employees.

But until Vitter got a green light from the Small Business Committee to subpoena the unredacted application from the District of Columbia health exchange, it would be impossible to determine who in Congress gave it a stamp of approval. When Vitter asked Republicans on his committee to approve the subpoena, however, he was unexpectedly stonewalled.

With nine Democrats on the committee lined up against the proposal, the chairman needed the support of all ten Republicans to issue the subpoena. But, though it seems an issue tailor-made for the tea-party star and Republican presidential candidate, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) refused to lend his support. And when the Louisiana senator set a public vote for April 23, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his allies got involved.

“For whatever reason, leadership decided they wanted that vote to be 5–5, all Republicans, to give Senator Paul cover,” one high-ranking committee staffer tells National Review. “So they worked at a member level to change the votes of otherwise supportive senators.” Four Republicans — senators Mike Enzi, James Risch, Kelly Ayotte, and Deb Fischer — had promised to support Vitter, but that would soon change.

Trump is planning to destroy this sleaze and corruption by the Congress that they have assisted in building for years on end.

He’s also back to putting pressure on nuking the legislative filibuster.

The excuse making for not passing bills is becoming tiresome, Trump noted that 200 bills are sitting in the dockets waiting for a vote. Presidential appointments are languishing in the sidelines waiting for the Senate to act.

And Mitch McConnell is taking his Senate on vacation, with no major accomplishments and no excuses for it.

Just in case anyone was thinking about offering up ideas on recess appointments, Mitch McConnell is working with the Democrats to hold pro forma sessions to prevent President Trump from installing anyone.

If Trump gets reelected, he might have 50% of his cabinet approved by the Senate by the final year at the rate McConnell is slow walking his nominees.

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